Caroline Defeats Lundqvist in Enthralling Race Two Fixture


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The second F4 British Championship race saw Jamie Caroline take an emphatic win for the reverse grid race at Thruxton. The 18-year-old would take his sixth win of the year after intense pressure from the top seven.

A mediocre race one for Logan Sargeant saw the Carlin driver finish sixth and thus ended up on pole for the reversed grid second encounter. Though an excellent first podium for Karl Massaad would go unrewarded as he was forced to start from the pit lane due to technical issues.

J. Caroline after winning race one was forced to start from sixth, but that didn’t stop him, taking the lead into the first corner. As pole sitter Sargeant held off the fast starting Oliver York, Caroline simply drove up the inside of three cars to take first into Campbell.

As Caroline drove off, Linus Lundqvist fought his way back past York and Sargeant to take second on the third lap. From there the Swede simply closed the gap, setting the fastest lap and pressuring the Pirtek-sponsored driver.

The pair swapped positions out front, though the battle would bring in York, Sargeant and Ayrton Simmons who had all caught the fight for first. With the top two breaking by a tenth of the second, positions reversed for the battle for third.

Simmons eventually muscled his way into third and as Caroline ran Lundqvist onto the grass, but could not hold his position as Sargeant leaped into second only to be hit by Simmons, knocking them both back.

Seven cars were in the battle for third with Oscar Piastri and Alex Quinn joining the contest. All this allowed Caroline to extend his lead winning by 3.8 seconds.

Lundqvist eventually took second with Piastri staying out of trouble and recording fourth podium of the year and extending his gap to 22 points over his nearest rival in third.

Despite being run off track by Simmons, Sargeant took a well deserved fourth place ahead of the highly damaged #12 Arden. Despite his issues, Simmons would hold off teammate Quinn and Patrik Pasma who joined the fight later on. Sadly for race one pole man York, he’d fall back eventually finishing at the back of the pack in eighth.