Zagazeta and Argenti sweep final practice at Oulton Park

Phinsys by Argenti’s Matias Zagazeta beat his own benchmark time from this morning’s session to top the final F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost practice session at Oulton Park.

The Peruvian made the most of the dry conditions after lunch to post the quickest time of the day so far, and his 1:23.818 was not only enough to beat Fortec Motorsport’s Ollie Gray by 0.3s, but also to become the only driver to break the 1:23 barrier.

Just 0.026 seconds blanketed Gray, third-placed Matthew Rees (JHR Developments) and Roman Bilinski (Carlin), who stopped out on circuit with five minutes left on the clock, bringing the session to a slightly premature end.

Arden Motorsport’s Zak Taylor rounded out the top five, an improvement on his seventh spot earlier in the day, with the other two Fortec challengers, Joel Granfors and current points leader James Hedley, just behind in sixth and seventh respectively.

Joseph Loake rounded out Friday at his local circuit in eighth, with Aiden Neate a solid ninth in the second of the Argenti runners. Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak rounds out the ten fastest drivers, with McKenzy Cresswell 11th.

Carlin team-mates Kai Askey and Dougie Bolger were next, the pair just 0.020s apart, with Abbi Pulling (JHR) and Marcos Flack (Argenti) – two of the front-runners from the AM session – 14th and 15th on this occasion.

Georgi Dimitrov enjoyed an improved run to P16 in the sole Richardson Racing entry, the British-Bulgarian racer leading Thomas Ikin (Arden), Eduardo Coseteng (Argenti) and David Morales (Arden).