Quick Quinn launches to race two victory at Silverstone


Alex Quinn (GBR) Fortec Ford British F4 Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

A demanding performance from Alex Quinn saw him take his third win of the season. The rookie champion proved his skill having started yesterdays race from last on the grid. Despite a brief safety car, the Fortec Motorsport driver was unchallenged in the second race of the F4 British Championship at Silverstone.

It was a strong start for pole sitter Alex Quinn as he fed into the lead. Behind him Petru Florescu ran off in sector one, ending his race prematurely. He later rejoined for testing laps.

As the field evened out, the battle for second continued with Rafa Martins and Luis Leeds allowing leader Quinn to extend his lead up front. The recently announced rookie champion eventually pulled out another win as he eased himself away from the pack.

Ayrton Simmons had started in third, but fell to fourth as he came under pressure from the title contender James Pull. Sadly though, it wouldn’t last for Pull as he ran off-line, losing places to Sennan Fielding and race one winner Zane Goddard.

Unfortunately for Simmons he too dropped as he ran wide, dropping to the tail end of the top ten. A safety car was later deployed after a crash at Luffield put Nicolai Kjaergaard in the gravel.

A clean restart from Quinn saw him run away from the pack as the field barreled over the line. Elsewhere, Devlin DeFrancesco challenged for the top five having already disposed of team-mate Pull for sixth.

The biggest news of the race turned out to be the charge of the championship leader. Max Fewtrell had started towards the back after a five place grid penalty, but was passed Simmons with three minutes to go.

No-one could touch Quinn though. He crossed the line over a second ahead of Martins who took his best result since Oulton Park. The final podium place was secured by Leeds who was hoping to close in on Fewtrell.

Fielding had dropped off in the closing laps and although finished fourth held up a queue, with DeFrancesco overtaking Goddard on the final lap. An excellent recovery from the championship leader, saw Fewtrell claim seventh after team-mate Pull was given a 5 second penalty for track limits.

The top eight was rounded out by Simmons with Pull being classified as twelfth. The result saw Fewtrell maintain his points lead though Fielding and Leeds have closed the gap significantly.