At the end of another enthralling season, the F4 British Championship season, it was Max Fewtrell who was crowned champion. In a title fight that went down to the final race, the Carlin driver won by a mere seven points.
Fewtrell went into the weekend trailing in the standings. Though a strong qualifying saw him take a double pole thanks to Jamie Caroline‘s disqualification. Race one would not go as planned though.
After losing out to team-mate James Pull on the road, Fewtrell also lost a position to his main championship rival Sennan Fielding, seeing him finish the race in third. He hit back in race two though, fighting his way back up to third and thus finishing ahead of Fielding.
“Sennan was two seconds quicker at the end and his experience definitely helps him in these kind of situations,” Fewtrell spoke about his first race. “I saw the rate he was coming at me and I felt there was no point in risking a shunt”
This ensured that only three points separated the drivers going into the final race. Fielding would once again make a monster start, fighting his way through the field, but it was Fewtrell who held on from pole to take his third win and thus the 2016 title.
“I’m over the moon; I’m a bit shocked as it was so close and the fight went down to the wire, but to pull it off with a win is the icing on the cake, I couldn’t be happier. Obviously it was a mega job by the team, who were always up there all year. It just feels fantastic.”
Team boss Trevor Carlin spoke about Max’s and the team’s success, having clinched the teams trophy earlier in the day. “Once again we’ve seen how competitive the British F4 championship is and the fight this year, with various drivers and teams has really proven what a great proving ground the series is for young drivers.
“I’m incredibly proud of the guys for clinching teams’ title once again, which has truly been down to the hard work of every individual team member and driver. Max beat a number of very talented drivers and when it mattered, he drove like a champion and thoroughly deserved the title after a very consistent season.”