Hoggard secures seventh victory as Jewiss edges further clear

  • Hoggard doubles up to take seventh win of the season
  • Jewiss battles to hard-earned second place
  • Simmons fails to finish to lose ground in the title race

16 September, 2018 – Johnathan Hoggard maintained his record of winning every race where he has finished on the podium with victory in the final F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost race of the weekend at Silverstone.

Having emerged victorious from the opening race at the Northamptonshire circuit, Hoggard once again led from start-to-finish to take another win for Fortec, although it was a victory that was far from straightforward thanks to the pressure of the chasing pack behind.

Hoggard had started the race from pole position and headed the field into Copse for the first time, emerging from the opening lap with a handy advantage after championship leader Kiern Jewiss (Double R) lost ground following a touch from team-mate Paavo Tonteri.

That allowed Rookie Cup leader Jack Doohan (Arden) through into second spot and he set about chasing down Hoggard for the victory.

Whilst he would close to within a tenth of a second at one stage, Hoggard was able to hold on at the front and was then forced to defend from Jewiss in the closing stages when he managed to battle his way back into second place.

Jewiss would try hard but couldn’t make a move stick, allowing Hoggard to take a win that moves him up to fifth in the standings.

“That was one of the toughest races of the season,” he said. “There was a lot of pressure from Jack at the start and then from Kiern at the end and I can take a lot of satisfaction from that one.

“To have seven wins this season is something that I’m very proud of and I’m really happy with how the second half of the year has gone. It’s a shame for me that the season didn’t start in the summer!”

Second place for Jewiss came at the end of a dramatic race for the points leader, who slipped down to fourth after the moment on the opening lap.

Running behind title rival Ayrton Simmons (JHR) on track, Jewiss managed to find a way through on the seventh lap when the pair touched at Luffield before setting off to chase down Doohan.

Quickly dispatching the Arden man, Jewiss closed in on Hoggard but there was no way through and he had to settle for second.

“It wasn’t an easy race,” he said. “I had a little help from behind at the start which cost me places but it’s not a problem as we got back to where we should have been by the finish. I have to say thanks to Double R as we’ve come away from the race with an extended lead in the standings.

“I’ve got a good lead going to Brands Hatch but my approach going there isn’t going to change and we’ll have to see what happens.”

Doohan made it three podium finishes from the weekend – and a hat-trick of Rookie Cup wins – having fended off the challenge of fellow Red Bull Junior Dennis Hauger on the final lap.

Hauger had battled his way through from seventh on the grid to challenge Doohan into Brooklands, with the pair touching wheels as Doohan then defended the position into Luffield; holding on for a result that extends his Rookie Cup lead and brings him to within three points of Hauger in the battle for third overall.

“It’s been a good weekend and our pace has progressed through the three races,” he said. “I think I could possibly have pushed for the win in that one but there was never really a clear chance to go for the lead and I was thinking about the points for the championship.

“When Dennis came up behind me, I wasn’t going to let him get that position and it means we’ve got a little bit of a lead in the Rookie Cup and have closed up in the fight for P3 so I’ll head for Brands Hatch feeling better than ever.”

Hauger had to settle for fourth place with Manuel Sulaiman (JHR) capping a solid weekend on track with fifth spot that gives him his best weekend score of the season.

Patrik Pasma (Arden) saw his chances of fighting at the front ended by a poor opening lap where he dropped down the order, with the Finn taking sixth spot ahead of Sebastian Alvarez (Double R) and Seb Priaulx (Arden); the latter losing time early on with a spin after contract from Tonteri and then being forced to take avoiding action to avoid Josh Skelton (JHR) when he suffered a spin late in the race.

Lucca Allen (Fortec) had crossed the line in seventh on the road but a ten second penalty for a false start meant he was classified in ninth, with the points scorers completed by Tonteri after his action-packed race.

Skelton and Christian Lester (Rosso Verde/Scorpio) rounded out the twelve finishers.

Whilst Jamie Sharp (Sharp) was an early retirement, the big loser from the race was Simmons, who saw his title challenge take a major hit when he also failed to finish.

Having lost position to Jewiss in the battle for third, Simmons then came under attack from Hauger on the eighth lap and would plummet down the order when he found himself out of position and vulnerable to the pack behind.

A spin at Copse whilst running side-by-side with Alvarez dropped him outside the points before he came in to retire five laps from the end, meaning he has now slipped to 62 points behind Jewiss with 75 still to play for.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost
Provisional Results, Round 27, 16 September, 2018

1 Johnathan HOGGARD / GBR / Fortec 20m 20.032s / 101.65mph
2 Kiern JEWISS / GBR / Double R +0.388
3 Jack DOOHAN / AUS / Arden +1.098
4 Dennis HAUGER / NOR / Arden +1.227
5 Manuel SULAIMAN / MEX / JHR +6.166
6 Patrik PASMA / FIN / Arden +6.436
7 Sebastian ALVAREX / MEX / Double R +8.922
8 Sebastian PRIAULX / GBR / Arden +12.465
9 Lucca ALLEN / GBR / Fortec +17.049
10 Paavo TONTERI / FIN / Double R +17.295 etc

Fastest lap:
Jewiss 57.407s / 102.87mph

Rookie Class:
1 Doohan, 2 Hauger, 3 Alvarez, 4 Tonteri. 5 Skelton, 6 Lester

Provisional championship standings
1 Jewiss 404 points; 2 Simmons 342; 3 Hauger 317; 4 Doohan 314; 5 Hoggard 281; 6 Pasma 275; 7 Priaulx 224; 8 Tonteri 224; 9 Sulaiman 91; 10 Skelton 83; etc.

Provisional Rookie Cup standings
1 Doohan 500 points; 2 Hauger 485; 3 Tonteri 396; 4 Skelton 327; 5 Alvarez 254; 6 Lester 20

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Doohan battles to race two win as Jewiss extends advantage

  • Rookie Cup leader secures third overall victory
  • Arden complete 1-2 in second Silverstone race
  • Jewiss wins astonishing race to the line to steal third spot

16 September, 2018 – Jack Doohan produced a fine performance in the second F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost race of the weekend at Silverstone to pick up his third win of the 2018 campaign.

Arden’s Australian racer led the majority of the race to pick up maximum points ahead of team-mate Patrik Pasma, whilst the battle for third spot would be decided in the most dramatic of fashions on the run to the line.

The race had kicked off with Ayrton Simmons (JHR) on pole position but he would lose places on the run to Becketts for the first time as the fast-starting Arden car of Dennis Hauger went side-by-side for the lead.

That allowed both Doohan and Pasma to slip up the inside, with the pair banging wheels as they entered the Wellington Straight before Doohan got ahead into the lead.

An early Safety Car period to recover the cars of Sebastian Alvarez (Double R) and Lucca Allen (Fortec) from the gravel at Copse at an incident on lap two prevented Doohan from trying to pull away, but the perfect restart when the race resumed allowed the Red Bull Junior to break away.

From that point onwards, Doohan was unchallenged to take victory nearly three seconds ahead of Pasma as Arden wrapped up a 1-2 finish.

“The conditions were a bit cooler today and I managed the warm-up procedure well and got my tyres working well,” Doohan said. “We found some more pace overnight which was good and it’s great to win.

“The opening lap was a bit dramatic with Patrik and we banged wheels on the exit of Becketts but it was a fair battle and we came out of it running first and second which is good for the team.

“The restart was key for me as I knew I had to time it right to break the tow. Luckily I managed to do that and I’m going to keep taking things race-by-race and see where we end up when we get to Brands Hatch.”

Whilst Pasma’s run to second was a somewhat lonely affair, the same certainly couldn’t be said of what would prove to be a titanic battle for third place.

Simmons had slotted back into third on the opening lap with Hauger giving chase, with the two drivers then battling throughout the race when the action resumed in a bid to secure the final place on the podium.

Despite the best efforts of Hauger, Simmons was making his car as wide as possible in a bid to retain the position, being forced to defend hard into Becketts on lap 18 when Hauger got alongside on the exit of Copse.

The battle would rage until the final lap but the pair hadn’t factored in the possibility of being joined in the fight for third by championship leader Kiern Jewiss (Double R), who had spent the entire race stuck behind the Fortec run car of race one winner Johnathan Hoggard.

Entering the final lap, Jewiss managed to sweep round the outside of Hoggard into Copse and then set about chasing down the pair ahead, closing in as the pair went into Brooklands with Simmons being forced wide as Hauger tried to go up the inside.

Into the following right-hander at Luffield, Simmons had the inside lead to try and keep third from Hauger but Jewiss was able to slip his car inside both to leave the trio running side-by-side on the run to the line.

Jewiss would cross the line just 0.006s ahead of Simmons to steal third spot and extend his lead in the standings to 44 points, with Hauger just 0.084s further back in fifth.

“I was glad to get ahead of Johnathan with a good move round the outside at turn one and I could see the two ahead had been battling hard,” Jewiss said. “They ran wide out of turn two and I got a run into turn four and then ran wide trying to attack each other.

“When then ran wide, I don’t think Ayrton knew I was there and I got the car up the inside and we ran side-by-side. They tried to squeeze me a bit and we were all racing hard and I came away with third.

“I knew I’d got it when I crossed the line and with Ayrton having started on pole, I expected to lose points. Hopefully we can now extend the lead a bit further in race three.”

Behind the battle for third spot, Hoggard crossed the line in sixth spot, with Manuel Sulaiman taking a solid seventh spot for JHR.

The fight for eighth would be one of the main talking points of the race, with Jamie Sharp (Sharp Motorsport), Paavo Tonteri (Double R), Seb Priaulx (Arden) and Josh Skelton (JHR) spending much of the race fighting for the position.

Sharp had moved up to eighth having avoided the drama of the opening laps but was left to defend hard to keep Tonteri at bay after the restart before the Finn was forced to retire at the end for the twelfth lap, which left Priaulx and Skelton to put pressure on Sharp for the position.

It looked like Sharp would hold on until two laps from the end when the pressure finally told and Priaulx managed to get ahead, with Skelton then following him through to take ninth – having been forced to pit early on for a new nose after contact with Alvarez that triggered the lap two incident.

Christian Lester completed the finishers in eleventh spot on what was his debut in the series after hard work from the Rosso Verde/Scorpio team saw his car repaired overnight after an incident in qualifying, with the rookie gradually improving his lap times throughout the race.

Race three will be live on ITV4 at 15:20.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost
Provisional Results, Round 26, 16 September, 2018

1 Jack DOOHAN / AUS / Arden 20m 40.276s / 90.46mph
2 Patrik PASMA / FIN / Arden +2.899
3 Kiern JEWISS / GBR / Double R +6.392
4 Ayrton SIMMONS / GBR / JHR +6.398
5 Dennis HAUGER / NOR / Arden +6.482
6 Johnathan HOGGARD / GBR / Fortec +6.950
7 Manuel SULAIMAN / MEX / JHR +8.140
8 Sebastian PRIAULX / GBR / Arden +12.669
9 Josh SKELTON / GBR / JHR +14.260
10 Jamie SHARP / GBR / Sharp +14.622 etc

Fastest lap:
Doohan 56.990s / 103.62mph

Rookie Class:
1 Doohan, 2 Hauger, 3 Skelton, 4 Lester

Round 27 grid order (based on second-fastest times)
Hoggard – Jewiss – Tonteri – Pasma – Doohan – Simmons – Hauger – Skelton – Sulaiman – Priaulx etc

Provisional championship standings
1 Jewiss 386 points; 2 Simmons 342; 3 Hauger 305; 4 Doohan 299; 5 Pasma 267; 6 Hoggard 256; 7 Tonteri 223; 8 Priaulx 220; 9 Skelton 83; 10 Sulaiman 81 etc.

Provisional Rookie Cup standings
1 Doohan 475 points; 2 Hauger 467; 3 Tonteri 384; 4 Skelton 317; 5 Alvarez 239; 6 Lester 12

Full times

Hoggard adds to win tally with Silverstone success

  • Fortec racer maintains strong form with sixth victory of the season
  • Championship leader Jewiss extends advantage to 41 points with runner-up position
  • Doohan retakes Rookie Cup lead with overall podium

15 September, 2018 – Johnathan Hoggard saw off the challenge of points leader Kiern Jewiss to secure his sixth victory of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season in the opening race of the weekend at Silverstone.

The Fortec driver had qualified on pole position for Round 25 of the season and was able to lead the race from the front, despite the best efforts of Jewiss behind, to maintain an impressive run of form that has seen him take victory in four of the last six races.

Having held his lead when the lights went out and the field streamed down to Copse for the first time, Hoggard was able to manage the gap to fellow front-row started Jewiss, with the pair never split by more than a second throughout the 21 lap race.

Whilst Hoggard would at one point eek out an advantage of nine tenths of a second, Jewiss would then respond to bring the gap back down and it was Hoggard who would ultimately prevail to take honours by seven tenths of a second.

“The start was good and I could build a small gap to Kiern but it became a bit tricky after that,” he said. “He was losing out in the dirty hair behind me at points but could then come back at me with the slipstream on the straights so I couldn’t relax.

“I think I managed it well to stay out front and I’m delighted to take the victory. We’ll have to see what I can do with the reverse grid race as I’ve seen now that the dirty air following another car could be an issue, so I have to maximise what I can from that and then push for victory again from the front in race three.”

Whilst Jewiss kept Hoggard honest at the front throughout, the Double R driver also had one eye on the championship battle and aware of the need to outscore chief rival Ayrton Simmons, he ultimately settled for second place to extend his advantage to 41 points.

“It was important to go out there and extend my lead, although Ayrton has the reverse grid pole so we’ll have to see what happens there,” he said. “I got close to Johnathan a few times in that one but I wasn’t going to do anything stupid because it’s only the opening race of the weekend and there are still two more to come. It’s important to look at the bigger picture.”

Behind the top two, the fight for third spot would prove to be an all-Arden affair between Red Bull Junior drivers Jack Doohan and Dennis Hauger, with the pair running together throughout.

Having battled ahead of Patrik Pasma (Arden) on lap one, Doohan was soon under pressure from current Rookie cup leader Hauger after the Norwegian was able to jump up from eighth on the grid to fourth on lap one – thanked in part to a slow start from Paavo Tonteri (Double R) and an early spin into retirement for Josh Skelton (JHR).

Hauger would push hard throughout the race but Doohan held on to secure the final place on the podium and top rookie honours.

“It’s good to get the podium and a rookie win but we didn’t have the pace for some reason,” he said. “Dennis started P8 but was on my rear by the end of lap one. It was a good start from him, but he had more pace and I had to work hard to stay in front. I’ll work with the team tonight to see what we can do ahead of the races tomorrow.”

Pasma would see his run of podium finishes come to an end as he had to settle for a somewhat lonely fifth place, unable to keep pace with his team-mates ahead but being able to manage the gap to Simmons behind.

Simmons will however start the second race of the weekend from pole thanks to the reverse grid regulations.

Manuel Sulaiman (JHR) was forced to fight hard to keep a recovering Tonteri (Double R) at bay throughout the race with the pair dicing for seventh throughout the 20 minute encounter before the Mexican driver held on, with Seb Priaulx (Arden) and the returning Lucca Allen (Fortec) rounding out the top ten.

Sebastian Alvarez (Double R) and Jamie Sharp (Sharp Motorsport) rounded out the finishers after Skelton’s early retirement, with Christian Lester (Rosso Verde/Scorpio) being forced to miss the race as a result of his incident in qualifying, with the team now working to ensure the rookie can make his series debut in Sunday’s races.

Race two will take place at 09:40 with Race three live on ITV4 at 15:20.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost
Provisional Results, Round 25, 15 September, 2018

1 Johnathan HOGGARD / GBR / Fortec 20m 05.034s / 102.91mph
2 Kiern JEWISS / GBR / Double R +0.762
3 Jack DOOHAN / AUD / Arden +3.314
4 Dennis HAUGER / NOR / Arden +3.728
5 Patrik PASMA / FIN / Arden +6.240
6 Ayrton SIMMONS / GBR / JHR +7.441s
7 Manuel SULAIMAN / MEX / JHR +12.856
8 Paavo TONTERI / FIN / Double R +13.162
9 Sebastian PRIAULX / GBR / Arden +13.551
10 Lucca ALLEN / IRL / Fortec +16.841 etc

Fastest lap
Jewiss 56.926 / 103.74mph

Rookie Class
1 Doohan, 2 Hauger, 3 Tonteri, 4 Alvarez

Grid for Round 26
Simmons – Pasma – Hauger – Doohan – Jewiss – Hoggard – Sulaiman – Tonteri – Priaulx – Allen etc

Round 27 grid order (based on second-fastest times)
Hoggard – Jewiss – Tonteri – Pasma – Doohan – Simmons – Hauger – Skelton – Sulaiman – Priaulx etc

Provisional championship standings
1 Jewiss 371 points; 2 Simmons 330; 3 Hauger 295; 4 Doohan 274; 5 Pasma 249; 6 Hoggard 248; 7 Tonteri 223; 8 Priaulx 216; 9 Skelton 81; 10 Sulaiman 75 etc.

Provisional Rookie Cup standings
1 Doohan 450 points; 2 Hauger 449; 3 Tonteri 384; 4 Skelton 302; 5 Alvarez 239; 6 Lester 0

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DRIVER NEWS: Stellar weekend for Piastri at Silverstone

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19 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – Oscar Piastri was once again back at the front in the 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost meeting at Silverstone. The 16-year-old Aussie single-seater ace dominated qualifying, recording his third double pole of the season by a staggering 0.2s and 0.4s on the short Silverstone National circuit layout. He then went on to take the HP Tuners backed Arden Motorsport car to podium positions in every race, including another lights to flag win in Sunday’s feature race, bringing his tally to 6 wins and 15 podiums for the season.

“It was great to get back to the front again after the nightmare of Rockingham. The car, the engine and the team performed flawlessly”, said Piastri.

“Race one didn’t quite go to plan as there was some confusion about being allowed to do burnouts to heat the rear tyres on the formation lap. Being the pole man, I thought I followed the briefing instructions correctly and my rear tyres were very cold on the line which gave me a lot of wheelspin. I lost one place in the opening lap and was under a lot of pressure until my tyres came up to temperature.

“When the rain came in the last couple of laps, Jamie Caroline sent it up the inside and spun right in front of me which let York through into second place. I still managed P3 which was less than I wanted, but a podium nonetheless.”

The reverse grid race saw Piastri start in P6 and gain three places to finish on the podium again in third after working through some traffic and avoiding an incident.

“The reverse grid races are tough. The front two rows always put their new tyres on giving them a speed advantage for most of the race. Also, there’s usually a higher risk of contact amongst out of position cars in the first few laps and you need to be careful where you position the car.”

Sundays feature race was all Piastri, starting from pole and driving away from the rest of the field to win by almost 4 seconds.

“Race three was perfect. I got a great start and got into a rhythm early. I didn’t really feel challenged at all by Jamie so I was able to build a gap and keep pulling away during the whole race. The car speed is a real credit to the team, the close analysis of the data and video, and the work we’ve done in testing during the year.”

“I’ve outscored Jamie at every round since Oulton Park, except for Rockingham, so I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made in my first real season in cars and on these tracks I’ve never raced on before. We’re all really happy that we will take the fight to the last round of the championship at Brands Hatch GP.”

DRIVER NEWS: Double podium for Jamie Caroline and Pirtek Racing at Silverstone

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18 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline secured two more podium finishes at Silverstone to maintain his lead in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost.

The rapid teenager went into the penultimate meeting of the season knowing that he could wrap up the title if results were to go his way, and he started the weekend with sixth place on the grid in a tightly-fought qualifying session on Saturday morning.

Jumping up to fourth on the opening lap of race one, Jamie would spend the full 20 minute encounter battling for the podium positions but a late spin as rain started to fall meant he had to settle for fourth spot.

Starting fifth in race two on Sunday, Jamie made a lightning start in his Carlin-run car to rocket into the lead on the run to turn one and pulled out a slender lead through the opening laps.

A small error allowed team-mate Logan Sargeant to close in and make a move for the lead mid-way through, although second place for Jamie allowed him to outscore his main title rival Oscar Piastri.

Jamie would then repeat that result in the final race of the weekend as he followed Piastri home for his 15th podium of the campaign and he now takes a 67.5 point lead into the final races of the season – with a maximum of 75 still available.

“The team continues to give me a great car but we’re struggling for straight line speed through no fault of our own and at a power circuit like Silverstone, that’s always going to make it hard,” he said.

“It would have been good to pick up a victory and wrap up the title up this weekend but it wasn’t to be. I’m still in the best position going to Brands Hatch and have the points on the board, although I’m not going to be taking anything for granted going into the final rounds as anything could happen.

“This weekend could have been better but it could also have been a lot worse. Brands Hatch is a circuit where I’ve always gone well in the past and hopefully that will be the same in a few weeks time.”

TEAM NEWS: Storming recovery at Silverstone bags British F4 ace Lundqvist top five

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•    Linus Lundqvist races superbly after nightmare qualifying.
•    Sensational Round 27 recovery secures P5 best at Silverstone.
•    Consistent Karl Massaad delivers plentiful points and P6 best.

18 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist produced one of the drives of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season at Silverstone on Sunday, 17th September, to record a stunning top five result despite a back-of-the-grid start and enforced mid-race excursion.

Following a troublesome qualifying session on Saturday, 16th September, where the Swedish racer was unable to set a representative time after sustaining damage to his car, Lundqvist had to start the last of the weekend’s three races from 18th on the grid, but mounted a sensational performance.

His supreme drive in round 27 almost mirrored the terrific showing delivered in round 25, the Double R driver carving his way through from 15th on the grid into the top six. In round 26 on Sunday morning, a realistic podium bid was ended by contact but he fought back into ninth place.

Lebanese team-mate Karl Massaad enjoyed a very successful weekend, chalking-up a significant haul of points and posting a best finish of sixth in race two. Having started the event at Silverstone’s 1.64-mile National Circuit with 11th place in the opening encounter, Massaad then added seventh in the final contest to climb into ninth in the championship. Lundqvist retains fifth in the points standings.

“Linus and Karl both raced incredibly well this weekend, showed fantastic pace and took some good results away”, said Double R team principal Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt, “Frustratingly, though, we know wins and podiums were a possibility so we’re going away from Silverstone with mixed feelings.

“After Linus topped the times in testing, we knew pole was on in qualifying but it wasn’t to be. He did a fantastic job to carve his way through, though, especially in the final race. Karl was very strong and consistent all weekend and we’re impressed with the results he achieved, very well deserved.”

Lundqvist got the weekend off to a terrific start with the fastest time of all in testing, but in qualifying he had to settle for an uncharacteristic 15th on the grid for race one after sustaining damage to his car when making contact with the pitwall. Massaad, meanwhile, enjoyed one of his strongest runs of the season to qualify seventh fastest and just 0.3 seconds shy of the front row.

Although slipping to eighth on the first lap of race one, Massaad stayed in touch with the cars ahead but the next time around he was shuffled back to 11th place. Remaining there to the conclusion on lap 21, the final couple of laps were incredibly dramatic with heavy rain lashing the circuit. Massaad, though, didn’t make any mistakes to safely finish just outside the top 10.

Following the disappointment of qualifying, Lundqvist was determined to carve his way through and he did just that with a storming drive to sixth place. Gaining four positions on lap one alone, the Swede broke into the top 10 the next time around and then grabbed ninth place on the fifth tour.

Taking eighth at mid-distance, the multiple category race winner then starred when the rain arrived and despite the rapidly diminishing levels of grip for the slick tyres, Lundqvist managed to slice his way into the top six on the penultimate tour to cap a sensational drive.

Beginning the first of Sunday’s two races, round 26, from third on the partially reversed grid, Lundqvist made a sensational start to rocket into the lead momentarily before being edged to second. Running wide at Becketts to slip to third, he then set about chasing down the top two.

At Brooklands on lap three, though, as Johnathan Hoggard tried to attempt a pass on the outside, resulting contact pitched Lundqvist into a spin and dropped him to 11th spot. Recovering into the top 10 on lap seven, he moved up into ninth soon after where he stayed to the end. On the final lap, Lundqvist just missed out on the fastest lap by a mere 0.027 seconds.

Starting race two from 11th position, Massaad maintained position on the opening lap but then moved into the top 10 on the second tour when Alex Quinn spun across the grass at Maggotts. Then, after the tangle involving team-mate Lundqvist and Hoggard on lap three, Massaad climbed into eighth and continued his rise on lap five by taking seventh.

Passing Oliver York for sixth on lap 11, the Lebanese racer then focused on trying to reel in Ayrton Simmons but he had to instead turn his attentions to repelling a resurgent York during the closing stages – the Double R driver managing to retain sixth to the flag on lap 21.

Massaad began the final race of the weekend, round 27, from ninth on the grid with Lundqvist needing to work a minor miracle to secure anything like a decent result from 18th and last. At the start both Double R drivers got away cleanly, with Massaad holding position on lap one and his team-mate gaining four places to climb into 14th position.

Taking another spot at the start of lap three, Lundqvist then closed on the battling duo ahead but at Luffield on the fourth tour he had to take to the grass on the outside in avoidance of a tangle and spinning car.

Dropping to 15th as a result, a long way down on the rest of the pack, the Double R racer fought his way back supremely into the top six after a truly stunning drive – including an ultra-close battle with Massaad along the way. Due to a time penalty for Ayrton Simmons, though, Lundqvist finished fifth.

Massaad was edged back to 10th spot on lap four but he moved back into ninth on lap five and then set about pressuring for more. On lap 17, he was passed by the recovering Lundqvist after a terrific, and very clean, wheel-to-wheel scrap but Massaad did manage to climb into eighth before the finish and was also elevated into seventh due to a rival’s penalty.

Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent, Double R Racing’s ‘home’ track, will host the final three races of the British F4 season just a fortnight from now, on 30th September/1st October.

DRIVER NEWS: Linus Lundqvist makes up 22 places on battling weekend

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17 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – Linus Lundqvist staged a powerful comeback in the penultimate round of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost at Silverstone, making up a full 22 places to make amends for a lacklustre qualifying outcome.

A four-time winner in British F4 so far during his rookie season, Lundqvist again proved on frontrunning form at Silverstone by topping Friday free practice – taking high hopes into the subsequent qualifying session on Saturday morning.

Once there, however, things did not pan out according to plan for the Double R Racing Swede. Contact with the barriers, coupled with a questionable tyre choice on a drying track, meant Lundqvist wound up an uncharacteristic 15th on the grid for the first of the weekend’s three races – and a lowly 18th for Race 3.

“Qualifying was a complete disaster,” said Lundqvist. “It was looking so well on Friday and the car felt near perfect, and I’m sure we would have had that kind of pace in qualy as well. I damaged the car by hitting the barrier, though, and with the benefit of hindsight I think we probably should have gone out on slicks from the start. It really hurts to know we messed up and lost that opportunity, but I mainly have myself to blame.”

Lundqvist, however, would not give up that easily. Powering back up the field, the 2016 Scandinavian single-seater champion hauled himself from 15th to sixth in the opening race, and then bettered that score further still in Race 3 – going from 18th to fifth in an entertaining display of overtaking prowess.

In total, Lundqvist made up no fewer than 22 positions across the two races, while adding further championship points for ninth in Race 2.

“I’m glad I managed to repair some of the damage of qualifying, and hopefully at least it was a good show,” concluded Lundqvist. “I’ve learned a lot here at Silverstone and I think it’s important to work on your race craft as well, and I certainly did this weekend! Still, I’m disappointed to not even take a podium away from here on a weekend when we really should have won races. We had the pace for it, as demonstrated on Friday. I just have to do a better job next time, grow with this experience and keep it all together.”

Linus Lundqvist remains fifth overall in the F4 British Championship standings, with just one final round to go at Brands Hatch two weeks from now.

Piastri keeps title race alive with sublime sixth Ford EcoBoost-powered win of season

  • Poleman Piastri wins at Silverstone.
  • Championship rival Caroline follows him home in second.
  • Hoggard takes hard-fought maiden podium.
  • Caldwell secures Ford F4 Challenge Cup win, as Ericsson moves to top of Class standings.

17 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – TRS Arden’s Oscar Piastri scored his sixth win of the campaign, ahead of rival Jamie Caroline at Silverstone to take the 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost title fight to the season finale at Brands Hatch in a fortnight.

From pole position Piastri was a man on a mission, determined to score maximum points and finish ahead of Caroline to keep his championship bid alive.

A flawless getaway saw him unchallenged into turn one, while Caroline ran around the outside of Alex Quinn and Hampus Ericsson in a similar fashion to his exquisite first corner heroics in the day’s earlier race.

It left the top two in the championship to battle it out at the front, but Piastri had the edge. He built and managed a gap back to Caroline to secure a comfortable victory, setting fastest lap on the way to the chequered flag.

“It’s special to win at Silverstone, the home of British Motor Racing and the Grand Prix,” said Piastri. “It’s a home race for the team with TRS Arden based about half an hour down the road in Banbury, so it’s great to get a win and two podiums this weekend.

“I did everything I could this weekend. It’s a shame Jamie finished right behind me in second which limited the amount of points I took out of his championship lead, but I’ve managed to take the title fight to the final meeting at Brands Hatch and anything can happen there.

“I saw Jamie got into second straight away and he’s always quick in the opening laps, but once I saw I was pulling away I was able to find a rhythm and it was quite easy out front.

“I then just concentrated on driving a clean and smooth race, avoiding any potential penalties for track limits.

“We saved our best tyres for this race with two new tyres available to us and we made a change to the car which definitely helped us. The car was great and that shows with our pace and recording the fastest lap.

“It’s going to be tough to get the drivers’ title, but I will give it my all. The same goes for the Teams’ Cup too. This win keeps us in contention and if I can get some more wins at Brands Hatch we might be able to steal it at the end.”

“We almost took the title this weekend, but couldn’t quite pull it off,” said Caroline. “We’re on the verge of getting it wrapped up now, but I’m taking nothing for granted. I’ve won all three races in one weekend this season and there is no reason why Oscar cannot do the same.

“Every time I have been to Brands Hatch for the final meeting of the season I have qualified on the front row and won races so we’ll see if we can do that again in two weeks.

“Overall this weekend could have gone a lot better, but it could have also gone a lot worse. We’ve got our eyes firmly on the prize.”

There was no shortage of drama at the start. Alex Quinn got the jump on front row starter Hampus Ericsson, but the Swede made contact with the rear of Quinn’s car, spectacularly propelling the front of Ericsson’s racer up the air. Ericsson clattered the tarmac with a thud, but remarkably was able to continue.

Despite finishing last and four laps down the Fortec Motorsports racer took third in the Ford F4 Challenge Cup. It crucially puts him to the top of the Class standings, tied with Harry Webb on 315.5 points, but ahead courtesy of his eight Class victories.

Quinn eventually succumbed to damage half way through proceedings, but not before dicing with team-mate Ayrton Simmons which provided Patrik Pasma with the chance to bravely run around the outside of the pair of them.

After the opening exchanges Logan Sargeant found himself in third, but under pressure from Johnathan Hoggard, the duo battling wheel-to-wheel, lap after lap. Their squabble allowed Pasma and Oliver York to make it a four-way scrap for the final podium spot.

With Hoggard seeing Pasma and York advancing in his mirrors, the rookie made a brilliant move on Sargeant. Team-mate York followed suit, getting the run on Pasma and hanging around the outside of Sargeant to take fourth.

York then set about passing Hoggard in a captivating intra-team battle. The former eventually overcoming Hoggard’s resolute defence on lap 18 by running around the outside of him into Brooklands to earn himself the inside line for Luffield.

Losing momentum, Hoggard found himself under attack from Pasma. Contact resulted, but Hoggard was able to keep going and York was forced into the pits with a technical gremlin, promoting his team-mate back up to third.

“I wanted to put on a good show for everyone watching at home, live on television, and I think I did that,” said a beaming Hoggard.

“It was a tricky race in so many respects, but I still managed to get third. I got past Logan after quite a struggle and then I saw Oliver getting closer and closer in my mirrors.

“Then he eventually got past me. There was a bit of an incident with Pasma, but with how the penalties worked out things finally went my way.

“This is a result I can build on and gives me a lot of confidence. It’s a weight off my shoulders to get this first podium. I’ve had some bad results when I could have been right up there, but it’s come good today.”

Double R Raicng’s Linus Lundqvist put on a thrilling performance for the millions of viewers watching on television with ITV4’s live camera fitted to his car. The super Swede came from the back of the grid to finish an incredible fifth, passing team-mate Karl Massaad in the process. The latter ending up seventh behind Simmons.

Olli Caldwell broke Ericsson’s run of five consecutive Ford F4 Challenge Cup wins by finishing eighth overall after climbing several places. It was a welcome return to the top step for the TRS Arden driver, having last tasted victory at Snetterton in July.

“It’s really nice to be back on the top step of the podium, especially after the way the other two races went this weekend, as well as the weekend at Rockingham,” said Caldwell.

“We were running as high as fifth at one point and although I lost some places towards the end I still think this a really good result after such an eventful weekend.

“Staying mentally strong when things aren’t going your way is helped by having a great team around you and that’s what I’ve got at TRS Arden.

“I’ll have the advantage over my rivals in the Challenge Cup in two weeks because I don’t think any of them have raced around the Brands Hatch GP track and I have thanks to my experience in Ginettas last year.”

Sam Smelt delivered on his Friday practice promise by finishing in the top 10 for GW Motorsport, scoring points after a brilliant drive up the order from 16th.

Meanwhile Manuel Sulaiman doubled his tally for the weekend with another point score for JHR Developments. He denied Falcon Motorsport’s Lucca Allen his first point in British F4 by 0.053s on a weekend where the Irish rookie has shown a significant step forward in terms of pace.

Attention now turns to the season finale at Brands Hatch GP in a fortnight (30 September/1 October). Caroline will arrive with a 67.5 point lead in the standings and will only need a sixth place finish in Round 28 to be crowned FIA British Formula 4 Champion. Meanwhile his Carlin squad can take the Teams’ Cup in the same race if TRS Arden fail to reduce their 103 point lead in the standings by 17 points.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost

Provisional results Round 27 Silverstone, 17 September, 2017
21 laps / 34.44 miles
1 Oscar PIASTRI / AUS / Arden 20m 10.018s / 102.49mph
2 Jamie CAROLINE / GBR / Carlin +3.751s
3 Johnathan HOGGARD / GBR / Fortec +16.453s
4 Logan SARGEANT / USA / Carlin +19.879s
5 Linus LUNDQVIST / SWE / Double R +20.016s
6 Ayrton SIMMONS / GBR / Arden +20.665s
7 Karl MASSAAD / LEB / Double R +21.393s
8 Olli CALDWELL / GBR / Arden +21.584s
9 Sam SMELT / GBR / GW +22.193s
10 Manuel SULAIMAN / MEX / JHR +26.745s etc.

Fastest lap: Oscar Piastri 57.163s / 103.31mph

Ford F4 Challenge Cup: 1 Caldwell; 2 Allen; 3 Ericsson

Provisional championship standings
1 Caroline 412 points; 2 Piastri 344.5; 3 Sargeant 326; 4 Quinn 280; 5 Lundqvist 259.5; 6 Simmons 234.5; 7 Oliver York 233.5; 8 Pasma 147.5; 9 Massaad 80; 10 Webb 68 etc.

Provisional Ford F4 Challenge Cup standings
=1 Ericsson 315.5 points; =1 Webb 315.5; 3 York 298.5; 4 Caldwell 234; 5 Allen 174; 6 Monger 100

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Super Sargeant leads Ford EcoBoost-powered Carlin one-two at Silverstone

  • Sargeant wins after daring, race-winning overtake to snatch lead from Caroline.
  • Ericsson doubles up with Ford F4 Challenge Cup wins.

17 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – Just three weeks after his maiden victory in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, Logan Sargeant was at it again. The American led a Carlin one-two finish, with Jamie Caroline in second at Silverstone to put Carlin within touching distance of the Teams’ Cup.

Sargeant had to work hard for his victory. Starting on the inside of the track, the Carlin racer was presented with a track still damp from rain early in the morning, while drivers on the outside benefitted from starting on the dry racing line.

Caroline profited most, spectacularly running around the outside of four cars through turn one to take the lead while Sargeant had to contend with trying to hold on to second as poleman Johnathan Hoggard dropped back to fourth.

Oscar Piastri started on the damp side of the track too and like Sargeant battled brilliantly in the opening stages to prevent himself from falling back through the order. Contact between Lundqvist and Hoggard soon promoted the Aussie to third and in the hunt for the win behind Sargeant and Caroline.

Just under half way through the race Caroline struggled for pace. Sargeant wasted no time in taking advantage of the situation with a sublime late braking move around the outside of his team-mate at Brooklands.

Caroline refused to give up and chased Sargeant for the duration with Piastri looming behind the Carlin pair. The trio were locked in a stalemate in the final laps, none of them able to make a pass and separated by just over a second as they crossed the finish line.

“It was so close out there,” said Sargeant. “I’m really proud of the move I made for the lead. That’s my best overtake of the season.

“It was tough on the inside of the grid at the start on the damp track. It seemed like the drivers on the outside were able to just drive past us.

“I was still able to get back up to second by the third corner which was good and then set about chasing Jamie down. He made a mistake and I capitalised upon it.

“I was pushing as hard as I could out there. I was struggling with the tyres towards the end and I think that was due to pushing perhaps a little too hard when trying to build a gap back to Jamie.

“Carlin have once again put together a great car and I’m so pleased to deliver them this win and the one-two with Jamie.”

“In terms of the championship this second place puts my lead back up to where it was coming into this weekend which is positive, but it could have been more with the win,” added Caroline.

“I benefitted from being on the dry side of the track at the start and that’s what enabled me to run around the outside of everyone to take the lead. It was just a shame I couldn’t bring the win home, but I’m pleased to get this one-two for Carlin with Logan getting the win.”

“The start was pretty difficult as the inside of the track was wet,” explained Piastri. “That made things quite tricky. I pulled off a few moves to get into fifth. Lundqvist and Hoggard came together and that promoted me up to third.

“I caught up with the two at the front, but just didn’t have the life in my tyres to really attack them. We’ve saved our best tyres for this afternoon’s race when I will start from pole so we always knew this race was going to be a bit challenging.

“Nevertheless, to get a podium is a really good outcome. It was shame Jamie finished in front of me, but we’re still in contention for the title.”

Hampus Ericsson continued his fine Silverstone weekend with another Ford F4 Challenge Cup win and just missed out on the overall podium in fourth after climbing up the order from ninth.

Karl Massaad broke into the points and finished eighth, having started outside the top 10. The Lebanese ace was the highest placed Double R runner after Linus Lundqvist endured an eventful race which saw contact with Pasma as he tried to battle back up the order following the coming together with Hoggard.

Pasma did well to remain in contention and hold on to eighth, ahead of Lundqvist and behind Oliver York.

JHR Developments driver Manuel Sulaiman put in an inspired performance and was the race’s biggest improver. Picking his way through the field from 18th on the grid to 10th to take a hard earned and well deserved point.

The Mexican finished ahead of Alex Quinn who recovered well after going off track due to a battle with Oliver York, for which the latter was awarded a five place grid penalty for Round 27.

The Ford EcoBoost-powered Silverstone finale gets underway at 1630 and will be broadcast live on ITV4. Jamie Caroline has the chance to take the title in front millions if he finishes no lower than 10th, ahead of Piastri, and as long as Sargeant does not outscore him by more than five points. Carlin could have even more reason to party if they can extend their advantage in the Teams’ Cup by 31 more points over TRS Arden to be crowned Champions for three years running.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost

Provisional results Round 26 Silverstone, 17 September, 2017
21 laps / 34.44 miles
1 Logan SARGEANT / USA / Carlin 20m 34.971s / 100.42mph
2 Jamie CAROLINE / GBR / Carlin +0.836s
3 Oscar PIASTRI / AUS / Arden +1.396s
4 Hampus ERICSSON / SWE / Fortec +5.272s
5 Ayrton SIMMONS / GBR / Arden +6.848s
6 Karl MASSAAD / LEB / Double R +10.624s
7 Oliver YORK / GBR / Fortec +10.975s
8 Patrik PASMA / FIN / Carlin +12.502s
9 Linus LUNDQVIST / SWE / Double R +13.641s
10 Manuel SULAIMAN / MEX / JHR +22.173s etc.

Fastest lap: Ayrton Simmons 57.853s / 102.08mph

Ford F4 Challenge Cup: 1 Ericsson; 2 Allen; 3 Caldwell

Round 27 grid order (based on second-fastest times)
Piastri – Ericsson – Quinn – Caroline – Sargeant – Hoggard – Simmons – Pasma – Massaad – Caldwell etc.

Provisional championship standings
1 Caroline 394 points; 2 Piastri 319.5; 3 Sargeant 314; 4 Quinn 280; 5 Lundqvist 249.5; 6 York 239.5; 7 Simmons 226.5; 8 Pasma 147.5; 9 Massaad 74; 10 Webb 68 etc.

Provisional Ford F4 Challenge Cup standings
1 Webb 315.5 points; 2 York 304.5; 3 Ericsson 300.5; 4 Caldwell 209; 5 Allen 156; 6 Monger 100

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Quinn reigns supreme at Silverstone

  • Third win of campaign for front row starter Alex Quinn.
  • York and Piastri complete podium.
  • Caroline’s championship lead reduced by just three points to 71.5.
  • Ericsson takes the Ford F4 Challenge Cup spoils for seventh time this season.

16 SEPTEMBER, 2017 – TRS Arden and Alex Quinn shone at Silverstone to take victory in Round 25 of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, ahead of Oliver York and Oscar Piastri after a dramatic finish hit by torrential rain.

Silverstone has proved a happy hunting ground for Quinn. It was the scene of his British F4 Rookie title triumph in 2016, which he capped off with a fantastic win at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Starting on the front row the Cornish racer was determined to add another victory to his name at the home of British Motor Racing and he duly delivered. A lightning start saw him get the jump on team-mate and poleman Oscar Piastri.

Piastri made life difficult for Quinn in the opening stages, refusing to let him escape while bringing Oliver York (Fortec Motorsports) and Jamie Caroline (Carlin) with him. Caroline having already made up two places on the first lap.

As the race progressed Quinn eventually managed to break free of Piastri’s clutches. The heavens opened with just two laps remaining, but Quinn remained unfazed out front. The 16-year-old danced his way around the 1.64 mile circuit on slick tyres in the pouring rain to take his third win of the campaign.

“I got Oscar off the line which is what I was aiming to do because to go head to head in the race would have been more tricky considering the way things are in the championship battle. We have to keep maximising the points.

“I knew the start was my best and safest opportunity to get the job done so I’m really happy to have pulled it off.

“It wasn’t easy after the start though because Oscar was very quick at the beginning, but I eventually managed to pull out a bit of a gap.

“Then I saw a massive black cloud overhead and knew the rain was coming. I stayed calm, didn’t push too hard and it paid off.

“I was trying to pay attention to how much rain was on my visor and how much water there was on the track. The last lap was like driving into the unknown, but I’ve always liked these conditions throughout my career.”

Behind Quinn the situation was far less straightforward. After Caroline got the better of York with a bold move to take third just before the rain began to fall, the championship leader moved to double his fun as he attempted to pass and pull away from chief title rival Piastri on the final lap.

It resulted in a spin for Caroline, forcing Piastri to take evasive action. The Aussie took a wide line and hit the brakes. York promptly capitalised to take second, diving up the inside of both drivers.

“Overall it was a good race for us,” commented York. “We had the pace throughout. Even when the rain came down we were something like a second quicker than anyone else on the last lap when we took second place.

“Jamie went for a late move and I had to back out really otherwise it could have ended very differently. Then it started to rain and he was sideways through Brooklands after a half spin. It forced Oscar out wide and it gave me the opportunity to scythe up the inside the pair of them.

“I think I was a little held back by Oscar which meant I couldn’t attack Quinn for the win. I’m still happy to get second which means plenty more points in the championship so we can continue to target a top five finish in the championship at the end of the season.

“This is my third podium in four races so it’s great to have this kind of consistency and is a sign of our strength.”

“The start was not good at all,” said Piastri. “I didn’t have enough heat in the tyres which meant I couldn’t get the traction I wanted off the line.

“I felt I was faster than Alex in the opening laps, but as the race progressed I didn’t have the life in the tyres that he did which meant I couldn’t quite keep up with him.

“The heavens opened on the final two laps and I was probably a bit too cautious. On the last lap Jamie went for a bold move and spun in front of me. I had nowhere to go other than slam on the brakes and that let York through.

“I’m not happy with the result, but it could have been a lot worse. We finished on the podium and in front of Jamie so that’s still positive.”

A below-par qualifying for Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist and TRS Arden’s Ayrton Simmons meant the stage was set for them to come storming through the field from 15th and 11th respectively. Both took no prisoners as they flew up the order, each making up four places on just the opening lap. The duo put on a display of overtaking that was a feast for the eyes, with Simmons finishing fifth and Lundqvist sixth. Simmons recording fastest lap of the race in the process.

Behind them finished Carlin’s Logan Sargeant, while eighth place for Hoggard earnt the Fortec Motorsports racer points and pole position for tomorrow’s partially reversed grid race.

Team-mate Hampus Ericsson had to settle for ninth despite a spell in sixth, but with Falcon Motorsport’s Lucca Allen and TRS Arden’s Olli Caldwell in 14th and 17th respectively, Ericsson secured his seventh Ford F4 Challenge Cup win. It leaves him tied with Oliver York for most wins in the Class this season.

“The Challenge Cup is the main thing to win and that’s what I have got my sights set on,” explained Ericsson. “To get another win in the Class again today was so important.

“At one point in the race I was sixth, but I went off the track and had to settle for ninth.

“I don’t like the rain much, but I enjoyed it on the slicks. It was a lot of fun!

“The overtake I made on Sargeant into Brooklands was so cool. I got in the slipstream and went around the outside of him. It was a really special move that I’m very proud of.

“Whenever I’m battling with the title contenders like that it’s really exciting and proves that I’m able to fight at the front.”

Carlin’s Patrik Pasma completed the top 10 ahead of Double R’s Karl Massaad. Meanwhile JHR Developments driver Harry Dyson put on a fine display on his competitive single-seater debut, picking his way expertly through the field from last on the grid to finish 12th.

The Ford EcoBoost action continues tomorrow with Round 26 at 1115 when Hoggard will be gunning for his maiden win in the series from pole. The final race of the weekend will be broadcast live on ITV4 and is scheduled for 1630. Piastri will be the poleman once again, with the aim of converting it into his sixth win of the season in a bid to take the title battle to the final meeting of the season.

However, Jamie Caroline will have other ideas and can take the title tomorrow if he has increased his championship lead from 71.5 to at least 75 points once the chequered flag falls on the final race.

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost

Provisional results Round 25 Silverstone, 16 September, 2017
21 laps / 34.44 miles
1 Alex QUINN / GBR / Arden 20m 29.835s / 100.84mph
2 Oliver YORK / GBR / Fortec +1.122s
3 Oscar PIASTRI / AUS / Arden +1.748s
4 Jamie CAROLINE / GBR / Carlin +3.164s
5 Ayrton SIMMONS / GBR / Arden +8.912s
6 Linus LUNDQVIST / SWE / Double R +9.027s
7 Logan SARGEANT / USA / Carlin +10.021s
8 Johnathan HOGGARD / GBR / Fortec +10.880s
9 Hampus ERICSSON / SWE / Fortec +12.001s
10 Patrik PASMA / FIN / Carlin +14.135s etc.

Fastest lap: Ayrton Simmons 57.165s / 103.30mph

Ford F4 Challenge Cup: 1 Ericsson; 2 Allen; 3 Caldwell

Grid for Round 26: Hoggard – Sargeant – Lundqvist – Simmons – Caroline – Piastri – York – Quinn – Ericsson – Pasma etc.

Provisional championship standings
1 Caroline 376 points; 2 Piastri 304.5; 3 Sargeant 289; 4 Quinn 280; 5 Lundqvist 247.5; 6 York 233.5; 7 Simmons 216.5; 8 Pasma 143.5; 9 Webb 68; 10 Massaad 66 etc.

Provisional Ford F4 Challenge Cup standings
1 Webb 315.5 points; 2 York 304.5; 3 Ericsson 275.5; 4 Caldwell 194; 5 Allen 138; 6 Monger 100

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