Will Palmer Eases to Pole


Will Palmer will be lead the field away for round 7 of the 2015 BRDC Formula 4 Season. The result ensures he is the first driver to claim two poles this season. He will be joined on the front row by his team mate Harri Newey.

Tom Jackson was first out of the pits as the rest of the field followed. It was Ciaren Haggerty who set the early pace as the field were able to run at full pace for the first time this weekend. As the drivers started settling in, it was Palmer who managed to blitz the opposition going fastest by 1.8 seconds over Haggerty.

Soon after his team mate, Newey joined him in second as the competitors improved their time seeing a battle between Newey, Haggerty and Jordan Albert for second place. Palmer would also improve so when the times settled down with 7 minutes to go, Palmer lead Albet, Newey, Haggerty and guest driver Riki Christodoulou.

Qualifying was also the first time that all 20 competitors had been on track at the same time this weekend as Jack Lang and Hernan Fallas set their first competitive time.

With 5 minutes remaining, the times started to drop once again and the field found it hard to find clear air, this however; was no problem for Jackson as he used his free track to go fifth. While Jack Bartholomew improved greatly leaping to eleventh.

With two minutes left, Fallas stopped on track as Palmer pitted early deciding his time was enough to get him through. As Zubair Hoque improved late on to be the first to take the chequered flag in eighth behind Jackson.

No-one was able to catch Palmer however, with only Newey able to get within a second. Behind the HHC Motorsport drivers was Albert, Haggerty and the battle for fifth which was won by Rodrigo Fonseca ahead of Christodoulou. Meanwhile, championship leader, Chris Mealin will start fifteenth.