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3 APRIL – Harry Webb showcased his undoubted potential with an impressive performance on track as the new F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost burst into life at Brands Hatch.
The opening rounds of the season marked the start of Webb’s bid for British F4’s new Challenge Cup, which will see him contest seven meetings this year with the Corby-based Richardson Racing team.
Having shown top ten pace during Friday testing, the Norfolk race ace went into the weekend in confident mood, but his qualifying session was hampered by a technical problem.
With the problem resolved by the team in time for race one, Harry took his place in 14th spot on the grid with his aim to try and move forwards up the order towards the top ten.
Despite the difficulty in overtaking around the tight and twisty Indy layout, Webb was able to cross the line in twelfth place having shown impressive speed throughout the race – which included setting the fastest time of any driver through the second sector of the lap.
A strong start to race two was key to Webb breaking into the top ten for the first time as he crossed the line in tenth to also score his first overall championship point, and he repeated the feat in race three to leave him sitting tenth in the early season standings.
Webb also ended the weekend with three podium finishes amongst the Ford F4 Challenge Cup entrants, offering plenty of encouragement for the races to come.
“I’ve really enjoyed the weekend and it’s just a shame we had the problem in qualifying,” he said. “That put us on the back foot for the races as it’s really difficult to pass around here, so we didn’t have the opportunity to show our real potential in terms of the results.
“What is encouraging is the pace in all three races was really good, and I think we’ve made good improvements throughout the weekend.
“I’ve certainly been able to learn a lot about the car this weekend and I think that will help me when we get to Donington Park for the next round.”