Max Fewtrell: “I Think the Podium Softens the Blow”

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A disappointing weekend for Max Fewtrell saw the Carlin driver lose the lead in the standings. The British F4 Championship racer has made a name for himself this season through consistency, yet picked up only 17 points at Snetterton.

The first race was the turning point for the 16 year old who, despite avoiding the start line mayhem, soon found himself on the sidelines. As the race went back to green, Fewtrell struggled for grip and slid into the barrier.

The second race saw him fight through the order, collecting ninth despite starting at the back. The result was his worst of the season for a driver who had never finished a race outside of the top six.

He would go on to collect a third in the final race. Another promising start was followed up by a race long battle with his teammate Devlin DeFrancesco. Sadly for the Carlin driver, he was unable to make it past the Canadian.

“I think the podium softens the blow following the first race. I didn’t get a great start so Devlin got me off the line. I’m looking forward to Knockhill now to get some better results. There is still a long way to go.”

Fortunately for him, it had been just as poor a weekend for his main rival Petru Florescu. The Romanian had had a surprisingly poor qualifying and suffered in race one and three. Victory for Florescu in race two ensured he retook the lead of the championship though, as the field head into Knockhill. With the top four seperated by 9 points, the title is still wide open.