Points leader Zak O’Sullivan returned to the top of the timesheets in a red flag-strewn final F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost practice session at Brands Hatch (GP).
The Carlin racer stormed to a best time of 1:28.333 around the 2.4-mile Kent circuit after lunch – marginally adrift of Casper Stevenson’s benchmark time from the morning – to secure top spot in the final session before qualifying tomorrow.
The gap behind O’Sullivan could scarcely have been closer, however, with second-placed James Hedley (JHR) and Arden’s Alex Connor – both race winners last weekend at Donington Park – just 0.021 and 0.057 seconds adrift respectively.
Fortec’s Luke Browning bounced back from mechanical issues earlier in the day to register the fourth-best time, with Argenti’s Nico Pino rounding out the top five.
Abbi Pulling was sixth, ahead of Stevenson, who ended the session in the gravel after an off that brought out one of three red flag breaks. Roberto Faria was eighth, with Nat Hodgkiss (JHR) and Christian Mansell (Carlin) completing the top ten.
Less than half a tenth separated Mansell from Carlin team mate Matias Zagazeta in eleventh; Arden’s remaining Red Arrows Roman Bilinski and Frederick Lubin were twelfth and thirteenth.
Rafael Villagomez (Fortec) was next, the field completed by Reema Juffali (Argenti).
Competitive action for the weekend begins at 09:00 tomorrow morning with qualifying.
Classification – Free Practice 2
|2||James HEDLEY||JHR Developments||+0.021s||17|
|3||Alex CONNOR||Arden Motorsport||+0.057s||19|
|4||Luke BROWNING||Fortec Motorsport||+0.363s||8|
|5||Nico PINO||Argenti Motorsport||+0.538s||16|
|6||Abbi PULLING||JHR Developments||+0.627s||19|
|7||Casper STEVENSON||Argenti Motorsport||+0.652s||6|
|8||Roberto FARIA||Fortec Motorsport||+0.691s||20|
|9||Nathanael HODGKISS||JHR Developments||+0.771s||17|
|12||Roman BILINSKI||Arden Motorsport||+0.981s||19|
|13||Frederick LUBIN||Arden Motorsport||+1.188s||19|
|14||Rafael VILLAGOMEZ||Fortec Motorsport||+1.337s||12|
|15||Reema JUFFALI||Argenti Motorsport||+1.606s||16|