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Dunne’s domination continues at Oulton Park

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Alex Dunne took victory by over seven seconds in British Formula 4’s first race of the weekend at Oulton Park.

The Hitech GP started on pole but was actually beaten off the line by JHR Developments’ Georgi Dimitrov. Holding the inside line into Old Hall meant Dunne would be the lead driver after the first corner though, and after that he raced away over the 15-lap race to take his sixth win of the season.

Dimitrov soon came under pressure from Argenti Motorsport’s Aiden Neate and Carlin driver Louis Sharp, and both were able to pass him.

An opportunistic move then lifted Sharp to second place, and he had to spend the rest of the race working hard to keep Neate behind him while Dimitrov watched on just a few tenths further back.

Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 junior Daniel Guinchard jumped up the championship standings by finishing fifth, with fellow F1 junior Ollie Gray coming home in sixth behind him.

There was then a big gap back to the next drivers, and it was JHR’s Joseph Loake who took seventh place after making three overtakes from 10th on the grid. The driver who had started seventh, Carlin’s Ugo Ugochukwu, ended up retiring as his race went from bad to worse with an off at Old Hall and then a trip to the pits.

He is now 65 points behind Dunne at the top of the standings, with team-mate Gray closing in on his second place.

Race result (15 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Alex Dunne Hitech GP 20m17.660s
2 Louis Sharp Carlin +7.478s
3 Aiden Neate Argenti Motorsport +7.798s
4 Georgi Dimitrov JHR Developments +8.450s
5 Daniel Guinchard Argenti Motorsport +9.304s
6 Ollie Gray Carlin +10.798s
7 Joseph Loake JHR Developments +17.282s
8 Oliver Stewart Hitech GP +18.111s
9 Michael Shin Virtuosi +20.308s
10 Eduardo Coseteng Hitech GP +22.362s
11 Noah Lisle JHR Developments +25.031s
12 Edward Pearson Virtuosi +27.503s
13 Joel Pearson Chris Dittmann Racing +29.780s
14 Adam Fitzgerald Argenti Motorsport +31.719s
15 Daniel Mavlyutov Hitech GP +1m11.141s
Ret Ugo Ugochukwu Carlin
Fastest lap: Dunne, 1m20.473s

Championship standings
1 Dunne 184   2 Ugochukwu 119   3 Gray 116   4 Neate 88   5 Loake 67   6 Dimitrov 60   7 Guinchard 55   8 Sharp 53   9 Shin 50   10 Coseteng 44