Palmer Wins BRDC F4 Season Finale at Brands Hatch


The final race of the season was won by the champion, Will Palmer, who cruised home to win by over five seconds around the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit to collect his twelfth and final win, in what has been an unstoppable year for the Brit.

Behind him was Harri Newey and Tom Jackson who ensured the top three in the championship would also finish the top three on track.

Jackson had made a good start taking third early on before the safety car came out. He maintained his position at the restart as Newey struggled to keep up with his champion team mate. Jackson would continue to hound the HHC Motorsport but was unable to make the move stick.

The safety car had been caused by Chris Mealin, who made contact with Omar Ismail on the opening lap. Them, and Fernando Urrutia would end the season early, with Ismail concluding a terrible weekend in which he picked up 2 points.

Rodrigo Fonseca would take fourth in the race, securing fourth in the championship as a result. While a few seconds behind was Sisa Ngebulana. The HHC driver had made a good start and maintained his position despite pressure from sixth placed Jack Lang.

The queue had quickly grown behind Ngebulana as Jordan Albert would finish in seventh in front of Ciaran Haggerty, who will be disappointed after starting third and dropping down the order in the first lap. The result means he has to settle for fifth in the championship.

Behind him Ameya Vaidyanathan finished in ninth ahead of Jack Bartholomew.

In the final championship standings, Palmer collected an impressive 592 points, while Newey finishes with 455, over Jackson on 420. Fonseca narrowly collected fourth with 409 and Haggerty on 406.

Behind the top five Albert finished on 2 wins and 352 points with Bartholomew collecting 329. Mealin was unable to keep up his early season form and finishes with 303, while Ismail and Lang round out the top ten with 260 and 244 points respectively.