Sennan Fielding claimed his third victory of the weekend on the
Silverstone Grand Prix circuit to become the first driver to win
all three races on the same F4 weekend.
As has been the way all weekend, he had to fight hard for the
victory with HHC team mate Raoul Hyman applying late pressure to
finish just 0.4s away. Struan Moore claimed third for Lanan Racing,
having run second early on.
Arjun Maini was fourth ahead of SWR's Alex Palou with
championship leader George Russell sixth. Will Palmer fought from
17th on the grid to take seventh ahead of Chris Middlehurst.
Race two podium finisher Gaetano di Mauro was ninth this time
for Petroball, with Diego Menchaca completing the top-10 for
Fielding made a good start from pole position to lead into Copse
corner on lap one, and held a lead of 0.4s at the end of lap one
from Moore. Fielding built a lead early on of over a second as
Moore switched his attentions from attack to defence as Hyman began
The South African made a move stick on lap six, by which point
Fielding had a relatively comfortable lead of 1.7s. Hyman though
was lapping quicker, approximately four tenths of a second each
lap, and began to close down on his team mate.
Less than half a second covered the lead duo starting the last
lap, and Hyman was able to consider an overtaking move at the
Village/Loop complex on the last lap. Fielding though held firm,
and was able to take his third win of the weekend by 0.411s and a
maximum score of 95 points from the weekend.
Moore operated in clear air after being passed by Hyman and took
a comfortable podium, his second of the weekend, while Maini had to
fend off the attentions of Spaniard Alex Palou, who finished just
0.4s behind the Indian driver.
Russell's sixth place was relatively untroubled, while Palmer's
charge from 17th to seventh means he has pulled off 30 overtaking
moves this weekend. The 17-year-old was up to 11th after the
first lap, ninth on lap two, and then put a bold move on Chris
Middlehurst at Becketts to move into the top eight, and taking
seventh soon after.
Fielding's perfect weekend of three wins and two pole positions
means he moves up into third place in the championship standings,
and just 29 points off leader Russell. Hyman's strong weekend means
he's now just 11 points off top spot.
The top-three drivers on the podium were presented with their
trophies by GT racing ace Matt Bell.
BRDC F4 Championship, Silverstone race three
1. Sennan Fielding, HHC Motorsport, 10 laps
2. Raoul Hyman, HHC Motorsport, +0.411s
3. Struan Moore, Lanan Racing, +3.498s
4. Arjun Maini, Lanan Racing, +5.353s
5. Alex Palou, Sean Walkinshaw Racing, +5.814s
6. George Russell, Lanan Racing, +6.950s
7. Will Palmer, HHC Motorsport, +8.516s
8. Chris Middlehurst, Mark Godwin Racing, +12.298s
9. Gaetano di Mauro, Petroball, +20.947s
10. Diego Menchaca, Douglas Motorsport, +21.921s
11. Rahul Mayer, Hillspeed, +22.203s
12. Rodrigo Fonseca, Douglas Motorsport, +22.519s
13. Jordan Albert, Sean Walkinshaw Racing, +22.954s
14. Gustavo Lima, Hillspeed, +30.060s
15. Tom Jackson, Chris Dittmann Racing, +30.214s
16. Tom Bale, Chris Dittmann Racing, +31.053s
17. Connor Jupp, Meridian Racing, +31.350s
18. Alfredo Zabalza, Hillspeed, +33.002s
19. Michael Claessens, Mark Godwin Racing, +44.761s
20. Jai Nijjar, Meridian Racing, +48.070s
21. Diego Borrelli, Sean Walkinshaw Racing, +52.488s
DNS Charlie Eastwood, Douglas Motorsport