History was made at Silverstone last weekend as BRDC Formula 4
saw its first-ever hat-trick of race wins, scooped by Sennan
Fielding, The championship headlined a superb line-up of
racing featuring MINI Challenge, Monoposto, Radical's European
Masters, Clubman's Cup and SR3 Challenge.
The F4 triple belied the incredibly close action, where
Fielding's combined winning margin was just eight-tenths of a
second. Six different drivers joined Fielding on the podium, with
only Struan Moore twice finishing in the top three. He finished
just 0.191s adrift of Fielding in a thrilling opener, with Arjun
Maini completing the rostrum.
Fielding's second win came from eighth on the grid, surviving a
late charge from Gaetano di Mauro who took his first ever
championship podium. Will Palmer starred in this race, picking his
way through the field from 20th to third. Title hopeful
Raul Hyman claimed his only top-three finish of the weekend in race
three to close the gap to George Russell in the standings, heading
In GT Cup, Arwyn Williams took his first win of the year
alongside Aaron Scott in the Ferrari 458. Scott managed to shake
off the attentions of the debuting Piers and Ron Johnson Ferrari
458 to claim the pit-stop race victory. Jim Geddie took third
before giving his title aspirations a much-needed boost on Sunday,
winning both sprint races.
Championship leader from the GTB class, David Walley, picked up
the class wins on Sunday after Oliver Bryant and Will Plant
comfortably won the class in the 40-minute encounter. GTC went to
Peter Jennings on Saturday and Marcus Hoggarth dominated Sunday by
winning twice. GTA spoils were shared between Hanley/Yoluc, David
Bearman and Mark Litherland.
The Radical SR3 Challenge and Clubman's Cup raced on a combined
grid for the first time and there was something of a shock in the
second race as Clubman's Cup championship leader Oskar Kruger took
outright honours. He led home Clubman's Cup rival Steve Burgess.
Lewis Plato was the first of the SR3 Challenge competitors in third
place on the road.
Kruger's Swedish counterpart Jesper Westerholm took his first
SR3 Challenge win of the year in race one with Steve Burgess
claiming the Clubman's Cup top spot.
MINI Challenge champion-elect Chris Knox continued to move
ever-nearer to the title with another brace of victories. The third
race went the way of Rob Smith, Knox requiring a trip through the
pits following contact. There were three different winners in the
Cooper Class, William Phillips, Ricky Page and Josh Gollin, but
Shane Stoney wrapped up the class title following a previously
The Monoposto championships combined onto one grid, and the 2000
class cars reigned. Daryl Jones beat the Moto Class Jedi of Dan
Clowes in race one and Peter Venn made it a double Dallara victory
by heading Clowes in race two. Daniel Hands and Terry Clark shared
the Classic 2000 honours, Thomas Craincourt doubled up in Dtec, and
Paul Britten and Andrew Colebrook did likewise in 1800 and
In the Radical European Masters, home advantage helped first
Alex Mortimer and partner Chris Hyman, and later Bradley Smith to
the top step, their second wins of the year. It took a last lap
move for Mortimer on Marcel Maratteotto in the first, while Smith
led for much of race two after taking a third-place in race one.
Points leader Tristan Viidas took second and Mortimer/Hyman
Photo credit GT Cup/Jakob Ebrey