FIELDING GRABS POINTS LEAD AS GODDARD TAKES A BRACE
Five points. The British F4 title battle is the closest of all the TOCA championships going into the Brands Hatch finale after the pendulum swung in the favour of Sennan Fielding.
Max Fewtrell led by 24 points going into the weekend but the Carlin racer had a nightmare. He tangled with Billy Monger on the opening lap of the first race, which dropped him to the back of the field. He was then given a grid penalty for race two as a result and could only claim seventh. Then in the finale he lost out to team-mate Devlin Defrancesco after a frenetic tussle and had to settle for fifth place.
The first race was dominated by Zane Goddard but had a dramatic ending. Luis Leeds was putting Fielding under pressure for second and the pair twice banged wheels on the Wellington Straight two laps from the end. This gave Leeds a puncture and Jamie Caroline was set to be the man to inherit a podium. However, he was caught out by the limping Leeds and went off into the Luffield gravel so it was Defrancesco who instead claimed third.
Alex Quinn made up for a horrific qualifying with victory in race two, while Goddard was again triumphant in race three – bringing Double R more success a week after Matheus Leist gave the team the BRDC British F3 title. This time Leeds beat Fielding to second, but a strong Silverstone for the JHR driver leaves him in pole position ahead of the season-closer.
Fielding (left) snatched points lead at Silverstone