Sargeant Fastest on Day 2 as Only Eight Cars Make it on Track

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It was a quiet end to the F4 British Championship‘s mid-week testing at Croft, with Carlin driver Logan Sargeant setting the benchmark during the morning session, with a time of 1min 21.368.

The American achieved his second podium last weekend at Oulton Park, moving up to third in the standings as a result of his strong performance. Consistent results have been the source of his success in recent months and after topping a number of pre-season tests, will be looking to finally transfer his testing pace into race results.

His crash on Sunday, has meant that Jamie Caroline has sat out these tests, allowing his three Carlin teammate’s to get in some much need track time ahead of the next round in at Croft in June. In total, Sargeant completed 103, with most of those on Tuesday, when Karl Massaad topped the timesheets.

Wednesday saw a number of teams leave early though, with Tuesday’s one driver entries, the Double R Racing team and Oliver York all packing up early. Meanwhile, Alex Quinn took over Ayrton SimmonsTRS Arden seat while Jacky Liu was also present for the morning and afternoon.

Sargeant was quickest in the AM session, with Patrik Pasma and Oscar Piastri narrowly behind and all under the 1min 22sec barrier. Two of the Carlin’s though, along with Hampus Ericsson (who completed the most laps over the two days; 159), did not turn up for the afternoon, leaving Pasma, Liu and the Arden’s to race amongst themselves.

Piastri was quickest in the afternoon with a 1min 21.717 ahead of Quinn and Pasma.

Overall, this left Sargeant as the quickest 0.280 seconds ahead of Pasma, with Piastri, Quinn and Olli Caldwell completing the Arden charge. Lucas Alecco Roy in the third Carlin was sixth ahead of Liu and Ericsson who was 1.4 seconds behind Sargeant.