CAROLINE THE MAN TO BEAT AS BRITISH F4 HEADS TO CROFT
The FIA British F4 Championship – powered by Ford EcoBoost heads to Croft and is the familiar face of Jamie Caroline the top of the standings. Actor Carlin recorded victory number eight of the season three weeks ago, which equates to the record 2015 Champion Lando Norris in the FIA certified series. Carolina will allow us to advance in at least one better in North Yorkshire. However, he faces an even tougher test this weekend; The use of a ten-place penalty in the first race after a track incident at Oulton Park.
The race winner Carolina was interrupted by Oscar Piastri TRS Arden. The Australian is the closest challenger to Carolina in the championship and will seek to make more ground before the summer break. Piastri’s victory came after an exciting duel with Logan Sargeant Carlin, whose campaign is gaining momentum and produces the kind of performances promised by his preseason pace.
In a two-day test at Croft there is a little over two weeks, Sargeant set the fastest time. Meanwhile, team-mate Patrik Pasma was consistently among the top three on day two and sees a real threat to the podium. Double R were the protagonists of the first day. Karl Massaad dominated the morning session and Linus Lundqvist set the pace for the afternoon. Not surprisingly, since the team has been fast throughout the season and was in this same track where his fortune were returned in 2016, setting records for qualifying and victory on the way to victory.
Hampus Ericsson is back with Fortec Motorsport who made its debut there two months, eliminating excellent results that deny its relative lack of experience. The participant Ford F4 Challenge Cup will be joined by Harry Webb Richardson Racing, who doubled with class victories at Oulton Park, after being pushed by class leader Oliver York (Fortec).
A new addition to the field and the Challenge Cup is Olli Caldwell, TRS Arden, who will become the youngest in British racing driver F4, celebrating his 15th birthday on Sunday. The completion of Banbury Quartet Alex Quinn and Ayrton Simmons. This is one of the four winners of the race this season, while the first is looking for his first 2017.
Daniel Cao (Double R) scored a valuable point having been involved in a frantic battle last time, including Jamie Sharp (sharp Motorsport) and Jacky Liu (GW Motorsport). Another point scorer was Lucas Alecco Roy (Carlin). Expect many fireworks drivers in their attempt to finish in the top ten.