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Connor quickest in damp British F4 free practice at Snetterton

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Arden’s Alex Connor set the quickest lap in British Formula 4 free practice before the heavy rain rolled in at Snetterton.

The damp was already present at the very start of free practice, but sunshine and a track with increasing grip levels meant laptimes dropped fast and Connor ended up on top with a 1m54.721s.

He was 0.630 seconds up on points leader Luke Browning (Fortec Motorsports), while Casper Stevenson (Argenti Motorsport) and Roman Bilinski (Arden) were closely matched in third and fourth.

In the lunch break for free practice two, the track ended up being soaked again by rain and that was made even wore when further rain arrived mid-session.

This caught out Fortec’s Rafael Villagomez, who went off at Oggies, while team-mate Browning went fastest with a 2m14.493s.

Carlin’s Zak O’Sullivan was second fastest and 0.547s behind, with Connor a massive 2.162s behind in third.

O’Sullivan was fifth in the morning session and he was the last of the drivers within a second of the dry weather pace.

British F4 returns to its usual three-race format this weekend, after a compressed schedule left it with only two races last time out at Croft.

Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Alex Connor Arden 1m54.721s 30
2 Luke Browning Fortec Motorsports 1m55.351s +0.630s 30
3 Casper Stevenson Argenti Motorsport 1m55.452s +0.731s 28
4 Roman Bilinski Arden 1m55.457s +0.736s 30
5 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin 1m55.565s +0.844s 28
6 James Hedley JHR Developments 1m55.726s +1.005s 29
7 Rafael Villagomez Fortec Motorsports 1m55.915s +1.194s 31
8 Christian Mansell Carlin 1m56.110s +1.389s 25
9 Abbi Pulling JHR Developments 1m56.189s +1.468s 27
10 Frederick Lubin Arden 1m56.726s +2.005s 30
11 Reema Juffali Argenti Motorsport 1m56.987s +2.266s 28
12 Matias Zagazeta Carlin 1m57.385s +2.664s 29