Alex Quinn Tops F4’s Friday Practice in Knockhill Gloom


Credit: F4 British Championship

Alex Quinn ended Friday as the man to beat around Knockhill. A strong performance in the dry second session saw him prevail in the Scottish hills ahead of the rest of the F4 British Championship field.

It was another closely fought Friday in which the top fourteen drivers were separated by under a second. Quinn himself didn’t have the cleanest of mornings, bringing out the red flag after stopping.

Despite this he pulled ahead for the second session, outpacing his rivals and demoting Sennan Fielding. The JHR Developments driver was the man to beat in the morning, recording a time of 50.718 seconds. He remained strong all day and was inside the top five as the final test came to an end.

While the majority of Great Britain was enjoying pleasant sunshine, the rain returned to the Scottish circuit as the final session rolled around. This ensured that all the times from test two remained everyone’s personal best for the day.

As for the final session, one driver put himself above the rest, with James Pull leading the way. The Carlin‘s seemed strong in the damp weather but struggled in the heat of the day. Max Fewtrell had been second in the morning, but Pull, Petru Florescu and Fewtrell ended eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

Devlin DeFrancesco though, was determined to prove that it was not the teams bogie circuit. He was one of the front runners in the crucial second test and finished third ahead of Rafa Martins.

In fact, it was the TRS Arden crew who benefited from the Carlin’s issues. Ayrton Simmons and Luis Leeds rounded out the top six suggesting a turn in fortunes could be seen this weekend. The ever impressive Zane Goddard managed seventh, just in front of the Carlins.