Fonseca Wins in the Wet at Silverstone


Race 2 victory for the Silverstone round of the 2015 BRDC Formula 4 Championship went to Rodrigo Fonseca, who started from 15th position.

Going into Copse for the first time, it was Hernan Fallas who led the field, ahead of Omar Ismail. At Stowe, Sisa Ngebulana moved up into second, with Ismail briefly losing even more position to Jordan Albert. After the first lap, Fallas led Ngebulana, Ismail, Albert and Tom Jackson.

The top cars got closer together, with Ngebulana attacking Fallas for the lead, and Jordan Albert once again moving past Ismail for third. A few minutes later, Ngebulana moved into the lead for the first time, with Fallas falling back to second. At this time, race 1 winner Will Palmer had made his way up to third, and Rodrigo Fonseca had came all the way from 15th into 5th.

Soon after, Fonseca passed Palmer and took third place. It wasn’t long after that when he took second place from Fallas, showing just how competitive he is in these wet conditions. Into Club, not long after, Fonseca began to attack Ngebulana for the lead and was successful.

On the final lap, Fallas had to retire from the race, and the race finished with Fonseca ahead of Ngebulana and Tom Jackson.

Pos.StartNameTeamTime/Laps
115Rodrigo FonsecaLanan Racing8 Laps
24Sisa NgebulanaHHC Motorsport+3.560
35Tom JacksonChris Dittmann Racing+3.692
48Will PalmerHHC Motorsport+5.117
56Jordan AlbertSWR+6.412
617Harri NeweyHHC Motorsport+8.197
79Fernando UrrutiaDouglas Motorsport+9.896
83Jack BartholomewLanan Racing+11.211
918Riki ChristodoulouHillspeed+11.873
1012Michael O’BrienMark Godwin Racing+13.549
1120Akhil RabindraDouglas Motorsport+15.446
1210Zubair HoqueSWR+17.520
1311Sebastian LanzettiHillspeed+18.398
147Ciaran HaggertyEcurie Ecosse+19.267
1519Jack LangLang Sport/Gorse Motors+24.521
1616Chris MealinLanan Racing+25.825
DNF13Ameya VaidyanathanHillspeed+30.200
DNF14James Reveler23 Racing+46.420
DNF1Hernan FallasMark Godwin Racing+1 Lap
DNF2Omar IsmailChris Dittmann Racing+1 Lap
DNEDNEFaisal ZubairHillspeedDNE