Jack Butel: “Points Were on the Cards in Race Three”

Jack Butel leads the pack around Brooklands (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Jack Butel left Silverstone pleased with his performance, recording his best result since Thruxton. An eleventh place in the final race saw him just miss out on the points. Despite narrowly falling short, he was happy with his overall F4 British Championship performance.

The JHR Developments driver struggled in qualifying, lining up towards the rear of the field, hampering his first race. He soon worked his way through the order though and would finish the second race in thirteenth.

The final event was more promising. He managed to launch off the grid challenging amongst the midfield in the opening laps. Picking up a slight knock saw him tumble a few places, but recovered to eleventh, finishing 1.6 seconds off the points.

“We did a solid job this weekend and went well in the conditions across the weekend. It was nice to be back at Silverstone and we performed well in the races, it was a shame to miss the points again.

“Even more so as we had the pace to be higher up the grid. Points were on the cards in race three had it not been for the incident, that dented the momentum and It was too much of a uphill struggle to get into the top 10 with the time left on the clock.”

Butel currently sits on 12 points, putting him eighteenth in the overall table. Now well into his second season of British F4, he’ll hope to end his year on a high.

“Going into Brands Hatch the target is still to record some points. The circuit is amazing, especially the back of the old Grand Prix circuit. We went well last year and with three solid finishes here, I want to push on further next time out.”