Last weekend BRDC Formula 4 held its penultimate round at the Donington Park circuit. In a mixed weekend for Sean Walkinshaw Racing, their most prolific driver Jordan Albert secured a best of eighth, but was unable to convert the reverse pole.
Having qualified only thirteenth for race one, Albert worked his way through the field to finish the all important eighth. This would give him reverse grid pole for race two.
Unfortunately Albert would make a costly mistake off the line as he jumped the start. After the ten second time penalty was applied, the SWR driver looked about extending his lead at the front, but was soon caught by Will Palmer on his charge through the field. Despite finishing second on track, the penalty would push him down to eighth overall.
Albert heads into the final round with an outside shot of second place in the title, however; as he’s 37 points behind nearest contender Rodrigo Fonseca, it’s more likely, he’ll focus more on securing his sixth place in the championship.
“We’re really aiming to finish the championship on a bit of a high at Brands, the last couple of rounds didn’t go to plan so the whole team is hungry to get back to where we should be on the final weekend”, said SWR team owner Sean Walkinshaw,
“Jordan was very unlucky with the false start penalty at Donington, he deserves to be back on the podium at Brands and we know he can be.”
SWR’s second driver Zubair Hoque had another challenging weekend as he continues to grow as a BRDC F4 driver. The Cheshire born driver, secured a best finish of twelfth during the weekend and will hope for a strong end to his campaign as he goes into the final round amidst a tight fight for tenth in the championship.
“It’s been a challenging year for Zubair but he’s developed strongly as a driver and being back at a circuit he has some experience of should pay dividends. Hopefully he can qualify in the top 10 and push for some strong results.”