Quinn Takes first win with TRS ARden at Croft British F4
Alex Quinn scored his first win of the 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost campaign at Croft ahead of team-mate Oscar Piastri in a superb one-two finish for TRS Arden.
Starting on the front row in Round 14, the Cornish YRDA rising star made an excellent getaway, as team-mate Ayrton Simmons fell into the clutches of fast starting cars behind from pole. Oscar followed Alex’s example as the lights went out, charging from fifth to third, after which the safety car was deployed due to the stranded car of Daniel Cao in the gravel at turn one.
Alex wasted no time at the restart, immediately putting daylight between himself and Jamie Caroline. Alex pulled away from the squabbling field behind and brought TRS Arden teammate Oscar Piastri with him.
At one stage Oscar looked to have more pace, dancing all over Alex’s gearbox.
They provided a thrilling show with Alex doing brilliantly to keep Oscar behind to take his first win with TRS Arden in British F4 – his fourth win overall in the championship.
In the earlier race, Alex started from fifth position in torrential wet conditions.
Alex maintained his position in the opening laps before a safety car made an appearance.
Alex made a cautious restart and lost a pair of places. He later regained the lost ground showing a strong comeback pace to fight back to 5th at the flag.
The final race of the weekend saw Alex start from the outside of the second row of the grid.
After a lightning start as per in race two, Alex leapfrogged Oscar and Caroline by scything down the inside of them through turn one.
Alex then held his pace throughout the duration of the race, once again holding off teammate Piastri to the flag as he claimed 2nd position and his second podium of the weekend at Croft.
Alex Quinn “To leave Croft with a podium and a win gives me a lot of hope for the second half of the season. Although we’ve scored many podiums, we’ve just been caught out by bad luck at times.
I think things are looking up in the championship now though which is really positive. It means a lot to finally get this first win with TRS Arden. There’s been so much hard work from both myself and the team to get this victory. I hope it will be the first of many.”
The British F4 Championship heads into a summer break before the next round of the championship at Snetterton in Norfolk, on the 29-30 July for Round 6, Races 15-17 of the Championship.
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