Teenager Sim­mons im­presses on Bri­tish F4 de­but with Ar­den squad

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Ar­den rookie Ayr­ton Sim­mons made his Bri­tish F4 de­but last week­end af­ter turn­ing 15 in the gap be­tween the Don­ing­ton Park and Thrux­ton rounds.

The Hamp­shire races were his first in cars, hav­ing raced in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent Su­per One kart­ing classes last year.

Sim­mons fin­ished all three F4 races – de­spite the chaotic na­ture of the Thrux­ton con­tests – win­ning the rookie class in race two and fin­ish­ing eighth over­all sand­wiched be­tween a 12th and 17th in races one and three.

“I’m liv­ing the dream,” said Sim­mons. “It was re­ally pos­i­tive – I got some good ex­pe­ri­ence, which is the most im­por­tant thing. I fin­ished all the races and wanted to take it easy to start with.

“It was quite stress­ful watch­ing the first races when I couldn’t take part.”

Ayr­ton Sim­mons was in­side the top 10 on his car rac­ing bow

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