Sean Walkinshaw, owner of the team which bears his name, has commended the job his trio of BRDC Formula 4 Championship rookies turned out at Silverstone. Despite fielding an entire team of debutants Sean Walkinshaw Racing left the home of the British Grand Prix holding seventh, fourteenth and equal eighteenth in the championship standings. Headlining the team’s result is Danish driver Nicolas Beer who took his maiden podium in the championship during the second race of the weekend.
Jordan Albert and Diego Borrelli also performed well, taking thirteenth and fourteenth respectively but a near miss on the podium in race one and second place in race two were definitely the team’s highlights for the weekend. In fact Beer could have been on for a second podium, or even a race win until he was hit by a competitor and forced to retire from the final race of the weekend.
“All three guys did well this weekend, it’s been a strong start”, said Walkinshaw, “Nicolas started off very well on Friday to be quickest in practice, then fourth in race one from 10th on the grid was great. The race two podium was well deserved and we thought the race three win was on – only avoidable contact from another driver prevented it.
“Jordan did very well on his first weekend in the championship and should be pleased with what he achieved, his pace was good and only some bad luck on track hindered him a little bit. Diego did really well too, especially as it was his first ever race weekend in cars. He and Jordan made progress all the way, it was a very strong start for both.”
Beer added, I’m really happy with this result. The team did a very good job with the car and our pace was very good. It was so difficult to find the grip, it changed a bit from lap to lap with the rain so you had to try and push but be very aware. It wasn’t easy but I’m really happy.”
The team return to action in support of the Blancpain Sprint Series at Brands Hatch on 17th May, racing on the Grand Prix layout of the Kent circuit.