QUINN STORMS BACK TO NINTH IN NORFOLK
Alex Quinn produced a storming drive to recover from a 19th place start to finish ninth in the opening F4 British Championship round at Snetterton in Norfolk.
Following an accident in the day’s earlier qualifying session, the Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver was only able to set a nominal lap time that was not competitive to challenge the leading grid positions.
With his Fortec Motorsports car repaired, Quinn made up five places on the opening lap, on which his team-mate Jamie Caroline spun causing an early safety car.
On the restart, Quinn continued his way up the grid past JHR’s Jack Butel before a further safety car was required when Butel’s team-mate Billy Monger tussled with Carlin’s championship leader Max Fewtrell at the newly renamed Wilson hairpin, promoting Quinn a further two places to 11th.
With over four minutes remaining, the race restarted once again, with Quinn eyeing up the battle between Arden’s Ayrton Simmons and JHR’s Patrik Matthiesen. Quinn managed to quickly split the pair and the following lap drove around the outside of Riches to pass Matthiesen and into ninth place.
With the reversed grid second race based on the top eight finishers from race one, Quinn hoped for further progress, but with no time remaining, he was over four seconds behind the Arden car of Rafael Martins, and was therefore forced to settle for a ninth place finish.
Quinn will therefore start the day’s second race from ninth place on the grid.
SNETTERTON: (4.779km / 2.969 miles): RACE ONE results (top 10)
Sennan Fielding (GBR)
Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)
James Pull (GBR)
Zane Goddard (AUS)
Luis Leeds (AUS)
Nicolaj Kjaergaard (DEN) /R
Petru Florescu (ROM)
Rafael Martins (BRA)
Alex Quinn (GBR) / R
Patrik Matthiesen (DEN)
Team / Car
Time / Gap
Fastest lap: James Pull - 1m 52.668s
Weather: Dry / Cloudy
R = Rookie
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