Florescu Dominates Race 2 to Close up Championship Fight

Taking the lead on the first lap, Petru Florescu didn’t look back, recording his fifth F4 British Championship win of the season. The Romanian overtakes Max Fewtrell in the championship, who could only manage ninth in race two.

Away from the start, pole sitter Rafa Martins initially maintained his lead despite wheel banging with Florescu. This didn’t last though as the Romanian eventually got in front with Luis Leeds in third.

None of the drivers got involved in incidents off the line, learning their lesson from race one. Sadly though, a strong race for Billy Monger was soon destroyed as the Double R Racing driver ran wide at the complex and dropping him to tenth.

As the race settled in, it became clear that Florescu was making the most of the free air. The Carlin driver had dropped Martins by 2.3 seconds after three laps of running. Further back, Nicolai Kjaergaard was forming a queue, circling in fourth.

Behind Kjaergaard, were the race one podium finishers; James Pull, Sennan Fielding and Canadian driver Devlin DeFrancesco. All initially found it hard to make their way past.

The race was put on hold with eight minutes to go as Jack Martin pulled off with issues. A safety car was called, eradicating Florescu’s three second lead. It also allowed Kjaergaard to catch back up with Leeds and the leading two.

As the race restarted, it was disaster for the two of the leading three. Leeds made the move on Martins, but touched, knocking them both off. This gave the opportunity for Pull to make up time and out braked Kjaergaard into Oggies.

It was carnage behind as Kjaergaard and DeFrancesco went side by side until the Dane had to pull out before the yellow flag zone. Fielding controversially also made his way past Kjaergaard while they were still under caution.

This left Florescu to cross the line with ease as Pull and DeFrancesco made it an all Carlin affair on the podium. This left Fielding out of the action in fourth as Kjaergaard held on to some of his dignity with fifth.

Alex Quinn later recovered to take sixth from Jamie Caroline, who’d started last. Rounding out the top eight was Patrik Matthiesen ensuring both Danish drivers saw success at Snetterton.