ALEX QUINN RACING

BRANDS HATCH GP

RACE THREE, 02/10/16

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Quinn concludes F4 season in P11

Alex Quinn rounded out his maiden car racing season in which he scored the F4 British Championship Rookie class title, with an 11th place finish in the third and final round of the concluding weekend at Brands Hatch.

 

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver, having unusually qualified in 13th position, was determined to make up the most places on the grid.

 

But after losing a single place on the opening lap to his Fortec Motorsports team-mate Jamie Caroline who had surged up from the back of the grid, Quinn was promoted to 12th as drivers ahead fell off the track.

 

With fellow team-mate Nicolai Kjaergaard directly ahead by only 0.3 seconds at half distance, Quinn was unable to maintain the threat and lost the slipstream around the 2.4-mile circuit resulting in the gap to the Danish racer increasing to 1.3 seconds, and was soon under pressure from Arden’s Rafael Martins.

 

But on lap 10, Kjaergaard made a mistake, losing two places in the process and promoting Quinn who was quick to set his personal best lap of the race in an attempt to track down Caroline ahead.

 

But with the race two victory 4.5 seconds up the road, the challenge was stiff.

The field lost JHR’s Billy Monger in the final laps as he broke his suspension, and Quinn lost out to Martins in the concluding corners on the final lap to take the final chequered flag of the season in 11th position.

The result leaves Quinn finishing the season as Rookie Cup champion by 159 points ahead of Simmons, and in seventh place in the overall championship standings.

 

Carlin’s Max Fewtrell scored race victory to seal the championship title, ahead of third placed Sennan Fielding. Arden’s rookie Ayrton Simmons was second.

 

BRANDS HATCH GP: (3.908km / 2.433 miles): RACE THREE results (top 10)

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

Driver (Nat)

Max Fewtrell (GBR)

Ayrton Simmons (GBR) /R

Sennan Fielding (GBR)

James Pull (GBR)

Luis Leeds (AUS)

Zane Goddard (AUS)

Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)

Petru Florescu (ROM)

Jamie Caroline (GBR)

Rafael Martins (BRA)

Alex Quinn (GBR) / R

Team / Car

Carlin

TRS Arden

JHR

Carlin

TRS Arden

Double R

Carlin

Carlin

Fortec

TRS Arden

Fortec

Time / Gap

20m 37.529s

+0.339s

+0.890s

+1.961s

+2.520s

+3.006s

+6.229s

+6.772s

+11.472s

+16.790s

+17.722s

 

Fastest lap: Sennan Fielding - 1m 27.274s

Weather: Dry / Overcast

R = Rookie

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP

ROOKIE CUP STANDINGS

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Driver (Nat)

Max Fewtrell (GBR)

Sennan Fielding (GBR)

Luis Leeds (AUS)

James Pull (GBR)

Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)

Petru Florescu (ROM)

Alex Quinn (GBR) / R

Zane Goddard (AUS)

Rafael Martins (BRA)

Jamie Caroline (GBR)

Points

358

351

300

291

265

260

248

239

205

181

Position

1

2

3

4

5

 

Driver (Nat)

  Alex Quinn (GBR)

Ayrton Simmons (GBR)

Nicolai Kjargaard (DEN)

Jack Martin (GBR)

Ross Martin (GBR)

Points

589

430

400

393

130

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