Palmer continues Championship Domination at Snetterton


After an initial poor start, Will Palmer retook the lead to continue his domination in the BRDC Formula 4 championship. The win will further extend his championship lead, having won by 11 seconds over his nearest rival.

The race looked as if it would have an aborted start after initial technical problems, but these were soon sorted before the cars had to complete another circuit. However; this did put off some of the drivers on the grid with the two HHC Motorsport racers falling back after a poor start.

This would allow Tom Jackson to take the lead into turn one as Palmer fell to second. This would not last long though as Palmer forced his way around the outside of Corum to take the inside for the Murrays, as he got past his championship rival.

The order would settle down by lap 2 as Palmer looked about extending his lead over Jackson, which he did successfully eventually finishing with an 11 second lead over the Chris Dittmann Racing driver.

Behind the top two was Harri Newey who picked up another podium in what has been a consistent weekend for the HHC Motorsport driver.

Newey spend much of the race battling over third with Ciaran Haggerty who’d had a good getaway and had quickly taken third, early on. However; after Newey made a darting move down the inside of Brundle, the Scottish driver would find himself with a lack of momentum and would continue to fall another position to eventually finish fifth after Omar Ismail pulled the same move one lap later.

Ismail had enjoyed a race long scrap for third, but a three way fight had allowed the drivers behind to catch up, with the young rookie finding himself under pressure from Jack Bartholomew in the later stages.

Bartholomew had made a good start and was in third by the first corner. But a poor opening two laps had seen him drop back down the order. Despite this he kept a comfortable gap over the drivers behind with Jordan Albert and Chris Mealin rounding out the top eight.