ALEX QUINN RACING

SNETTERTON

QUALIFYING, 30/07/16

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QUINN TO START FROM THE BACK AFTER SHUNT

An early accident during qualifying for round six of the F4 British Championship round at Snetterton ensured that Alex Quinn will start the first and third races of the weekend from the back of the grid.

 

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver took to the dry track which still was damp in some parts after heavy overnight rain.

Fortec Motorsports driver Quinn, running on slick tyres, set an initial warming up lap time of 1m 59.501s before three drivers, including Quinn, were caught out by a damp patch on the track.

 

Quinn lost the rear end of the car, slid on to the wet grass and collided with the barrier, preventing any further running and ensuring that he would start the first and final races from the back of the grid.

 

“We waited until 16 minutes remaining in the session to go out on to the track on new slicks,” Quinn said. “I was unlucky really. It was unfortunate for all the three drivers that went out. There was heavy rain overnight and that part of the track was a lot less grippy than the rest of the circuit. I hit a damp patch, spun round and ran straight into barrier from there.

 

“The weather is a bit hit and miss, so it might rain for the opening race which could be handy. There’s quite a large difference in pace to those I’m lining up against ahead so the target is to get through there and be involved in the top eight for the reversed grid race two.”

 

SNETTERTON: (4.779km / 2.969 miles): Qualifying results (top 10)

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Driver (Nat)

Sennan Fielding (GBR)

Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)

James Pull (GBR)

Jamie Caroline (GBR)

Luis Leeds (AUS)

Max Fewtrell (GBR)

Billy Monger (GBR)

Nicolaj Kjaergaard (DEN) / R

Ayrton Simmons (GBR) / R

Zane Goddard (AUS)

Team / Car

JHR

Carlin

Carlin

Fortec

TRS Arden

Carlin

JHR

Fortec

TRS Arden

Double R

Time / Gap

1m 52.396s

+0.347s

+0.410s

+0.455s

+0.475s

+0.829s

+0.914s

+1.683s

+1.810s

+1.912s

SNETTERTON: 2nd fastest time Qualifying results (top 10)

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Driver (Nat)

Sennan Fielding (GBR)

Max Fewtrell (GBR)

Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)

Luis Leeds (AUS)

James Pull (GBR)

Billy Monger (GBR)

Jamie Caroline (GBR)

Petru Florescu (ROM)

Nicolaj Kjaergaard (DEN) / R

Ayrton Simmons (GBR) / R

Team / Car

JHR

Carlin

Carlin

TRS Arden

Carlin

JHR

Fortec

Carlin

Fortec

TRS Arden

Time / Gap

1m 52.396s

+0.153s

+0.174s

+0.201s

+0.306s

+0.422s

+0.698s

+1.288s

+1.385s

+1.433s

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