Jewiss extends championship lead as Hoggard takes second Silverstone victory


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Kiren Jewiss extended his British Formula 4 championship lead as Jonathan Hoggard claimed his second win of the weekend at Silverstone.

Jewiss dropped back to fourth after an opening lap collision with team-mate Paavo Tonteri, falling behind Jack Doohan and Ayrton Simmons, but quickly struck back and began to challenge Simmons for the final podium position.

A small mistake for Simmons allowed Jewiss to pull alongside his title rival. The pair made slight contact as Jewiss found his way past and began to chase after Hoggard and Doohan, who were running together at the front of the field.

Simmons’ race was downhill from there. He made contact with Dennis Hauger as the Red Bull Junior tried to find a way past him at Becketts and soon dropped back to fifth. A wide moment sent Simmons plummeting further down the order before contact with another driver sent him into a spin. The JHR Developments driver continued for another handful of laps before coming into the pits to call it a day five laps before the chequered flag.

At the front of the order, Jewiss quickly caught and passed Jack Doohan to take second and set about pressuring Hoggard for the top step of the podium. Doohan and Hauger joined the pair, making it a four-way fight for the race lead in the closing stages of the race, but Hoggard managed to hold onto the lead to take his second win of the day.

Jewiss finished 0.388s further back to finish second, extending his championship lead to 62 points with just 75 available at Brands Hatch.

Despite a half spin, Doohan took the final podium position just a tenth of a second ahead of team-mate Hauger.

Manuel Sulaiman managed a stunning opening lap to climb up to fifth from ninth on the grid. Patrik Pasma kept the JHR Developments driver under pressure but Sulaiman defended well to take his best finish since the third round of the season at Thruxton.

Sebastian Alvarez took seventh ahead of Sebastian Priaulx and Luca Allen, who was handed a 10 second penalty early in the race.

Tonteri completed the top 10.