British F4 2018 – Silverstone Rd.9
15/16 September 2018
Friday: Dry all day and we were set for a good day of testing to see what our speed was like heading into qualifying on Saturday morning. In FP1 we set off well showing consistently quick speed throughout the session, ending in P10 due to running on older rubber. The rest of the field were shod with new tyres, so we were confident going into FP2 being only 4 tenths off the pace. FP2 set off well and we were sitting in P8 and 3 tenths off at the halfway stage, then everyone came in and changed to new tyres and we went quicker and moved to P5 just a tenth off the quickest. We were confident going into qualifying that we could produce a good result.
Sunday: Race 2 saw us having to start from the back of the grid. The opening lap saw the driver in front braked going into a fast corner and I was too close to react and ended up running into the back and damaging the front nose. Luckily I came into the pits and got it changed and back out before the safety car came around. I was able to come back through to P9 and take 3rd rookie.
The racing is proving to be very difficult as we seem to have a big lack of power compared to some of the other drivers on the grid. The engines are all meant to be equal, and it’s obvious they aren’t when the cars are out on track.
I would like to say a massive thank you to JHR developments for doing a mega job as always, and then everyone else involved.