Superb Sennan Leads from Lights to Flag to Claim Snetterton Win


Credit: Jakob Ebery Photography / British F4

Despite two safety car periods, Sennan Fielding held on to record his third F4 British Championship win of the season. The JHR Developments driver was pleased with the result that saw the top six close up.

There was immediate action as Jamie Caroline tangled with Luis Leeds crashing into the inside barrier and causing chaos behind. Caroline apparently hadn’t made a good start and moved across to defend from Leeds. The TRS Arden car was left with nowhere to go and collided, spinning Caroline and bringing out the safety car.

Meanwhile, Fielding made a strong start and maintained his lead from Devlin DeFrancesco and James Pull who had all pulled away thanks to the incident behind. One of the biggest winners had been Billy Monger, making his series return, running fourth.

Away from the restart, Fielding made an excellent getaway pulling out an immediate gap to his Carlin chasers. The clean race didn’t last long though with Max Fewtrell tangling at the Wilson hairpin. Fewtrell had been determined to make up ground, but it ended in disaster as the Carlin driver ended in the barrier.

The safety car was inevitably called again, as Monger, who had been involved, limped to the pits with a broken suspension and no front wing.

Fielding was unable to make as strong a restart, but defended his lead from DeFrancesco as the Carlin’s attacked. Further back, Alex Quinn continued his barrage through the field, moving into the points. Starting last, Quinn impressed many with his drive to ninth by the time the flag fell.

The final lap proved to be all about the battle for fourth. Zane Goddard had made the most of the incidents in front, as Leeds harried him to the flag.

In the end though it was a fairly comfortable win for Sennan Fielding who brings himself back into the championship with his third win of the season. DeFrancesco and Pull round out the podium to further help their cause after a poor race for the top two.

Monger eventually clung onto fourth from Leeds, who had sustained minimal damage from his start line incident. Meanwhile Nicolai Kjaergaard picked up his best result of the season with sixth in front of Petru Florescu and Rafa Martins.