FOURTH FOR QUINN IN OULTON OPENER
Alex Quinn ended the opening race of round four the F4 British Championship with a fourth place finish in a lacklustre affair with minimal overtaking opportunities.
The race order was effectively decided at the conclusion of the opening corner, Old Hall. Quinn made a good start, but a better getaway was made by fourth placed Jamie Caroline (Jamun) who usurped Quinn and vaulted towards second placed starter Petru Florescu who defended his position well.
From there, Caroline managed the gap to Quinn well, with the Fortec Motorsports racer having minimal opportunities to consider a move, while also possessing a safe gap to Carlin racer Max Fewtrell behind.
Quinn took the flag a second behind Caroline with Fewtrell trailing Quinn by a further three seconds.
Carlin’s pole sitter Devlin DeFrancesco scored a dominant race victory, leading from lights to flag with team-mate Florescu second.
Quinn will begin Sunday’s second race of the weekend, the reversed grid encounter, from fifth place on the grid.
“Although my start wasn’t a problem, my inexperience of racing around this track cost me as Caroline barreled around my outside and I didn’t really expect that,” Quinn said.
“After that, it was a tough race as it’s almost impossible to follow around here."
“I’m happy with the result as there’s not much more that I could have done. We still had good pace and we can make up a few places in the reverse grid race tomorrow. Hopefully we can make another good start and go from there.”
OULTON PARK: (3.582km / 2.226 miles): RACE ONE results (top 10)
Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)
Petru Florescu (ROM)
Jamie Caroline (GBR)
Alex Quinn (GBR) / R
Max Fewtrell (GBR)
James Pull (GBR)
Rafael Martins (BRA)
Zane Goddard (AUS)
Billy Monger (GBR)
Sennan Fielding (GBR)
Team / Car
Time / Gap
Fastest lap: Jamie Caroline - 1m 23.293s
Weather: Dry / Sunny
R = Rookie
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