FEWTRELL THE CHAMPION AS CAROLINE’S LONG WAIT IS OVER
No points are awarded for qualifying in British F4 but a session held in changeable conditions had a significant impact on the title battle. While points leader Sennan Fielding qualified seventh for the finale, rival Max Fewtrell was on pole and it made all the difference.
Going into the last contest, Fielding led by just three points and quickly set about hunting down his Carlin rival. Lap one he dived past Frank Bird at Surtees. Lap two he got up the inside of Luis Leeds at Paddock. Lap four there was a brilliant move on James Pull. But then he came up against Ayrton Simmons.
Despite having vastly more experience than the Arden rookie, Fielding couldn’t find a way ahead and ended up finishing third. Fewtrell was in control up front – and despite a brief wobble at Stirlings – led throughout and claimed the championship.
Earlier, Fielding put in a storming drive in the opener to extend his advantage. He also delivered an important blow by passing Fewtrell on the final lap for second, with the race dominated by Pull.
Race two was all about Jamie Caroline. The Fortec racer had qualified on pole for races one and three but a technical infringement demoted him to the back. He recovered to seventh in race one which handed him reverse grid pole for the second encounter. He was untroubled throughout and won by almost five seconds.
“It’s like Christmas has come early,” Caroline beamed. “I’ve been waiting all season for this.”