F4 British Championship

Fielding Fronts Free Practice ahead of British F4 Weekend

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Credit: Jakob Ebery / British F4

Sennan Fielding will hope to reignite his F4 British Championship title hopes after topping Friday practice ahead of the Snetterton weekend, recording a best time of 1min 52.254 in the morning to leave his rivals with a challenge come Saturday.

As the first session approached its mid way point, Rafa Martins found himself on top of the time sheets. The TRS Arden driver maintained his lead as the drivers returned to the pits, assessing their performance with engineers. At the time, James Pull sat a tenth of a second behind him.

Having taken top spot near the beginning of the session, Fielding was to return to the top as the cars dropped into the 1 minute 52 seconds bracket. The Carlin‘s continued to be consistent, as Pull temporarily took the top spot.

As the flag dropped though, it was Fielding who ended the session on top, whilst Luis Leeds had worked his way up to second, with Pull ending as the highest Carlin in third.

As the second session got underway it was Pull who went back to the top of the standings. He didn’t last long though, as Fielding pulled himself to the front.

Despite the high wind, it was rookie Alex Quinn who led the way at the half way point, however it was still slower than the times that morning. The Fortec Motorsport runner would improve, but his reign on top didn’t last long, as Pull stretched a gap of over half a second on the field.

Completing more laps than anyone, Pull achieved a best of 1min 52.592. Quinn and Fielding completed the top three as all the drivers ran over 15 laps.

In the overall standings, Fielding’s time from the morning remained on top, 0.223 ahead of Leeds in second. Despite topping the afternoon session, Pull’s morning lap remained quicker, with team mate Max Fewtrell, on his birthday, in fourth. Rounding out the top six was Petru Florescu and Ayrton Simmons, though Quinn and Devlin DeFrancesco showed good pace in the afternoon.

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