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Fielding converts pole to victory ahead of Russell at Donington

by Peter Allen
Sennan Fielding

Photo: BRDC F4

Sennan Fielding scored his fourth win of the BRDC F4 season, leading from pole position to chequered flag ahead of series leader George Russell.

Fielding built up a lead of 1.3 seconds on the opening lap as Russell scrapped to keep hold of P2, but Russell ensured that was as large as the difference would get, cutting Fielding’s advantage down to 0.8 seconds on a couple of occasions – the second of those being on the last lap.

Russell’s second-place was the karting graduate’s best result for nine races, and allowed him to extend his points lead from nine to 17.

Rebuffed by his Lanan team-mate Russell on the opening lap, Struan Moore held third place throughout. Raoul Hyman had got up to fourth ahead of the third Lanan car of Arjun Maini at the start, but was then shuffled down to seventh on lap three.

Maini therefore took fourth and kept his place as Russell’s closest rival in the title race, Will Palmer came from ninth on the grid to finish fifth and Diego Menchaca completed the top six. Seventh drops Hyman to fourth in the championship, 27 off Russell, with Fielding up to third, only 23 off the leader.

Charlie Eastwood and Jordan Albert were eight and ninth respectively after relegating Gaetano di Mauro to tenth.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Sennan Fielding HHC Motorsport 12 laps in 18:28.885
2 George Russell Lanan Racing +0.828
3 Struan Moore Lanan Racing +3.911
4 Arjun Maini Lanan Racing +6.384
5 Will Palmer HHC Motorsport +8.080
6 Diego Menchaca Douglas Motorsport +12.171
7 Raoul Hyman HHC Motorsport +12.950
8 Charlie Eastwood Douglas Motorsport +18.250
9 Jordan Albert Sean Walkinshaw Racing +19.774
10 Gaetano di Mauro Petroball Racing +22.915
11 Rodrigo Fonseca Douglas Motorsport +34.470
12 Alfredo Zabalza Hillspeed +37.198
13 Diego Borrelli Sean Walkinshaw Racing +37.882
14 Connor Jupp Meridian Racing +39.533
15 Tom Bale Chris Dittmann Racing +42.293
16 Michael Claessens Mark Godwin Racing +1:26.801
17 Jai Nijjar Meridian Racing +1 lap
Not classified
Rahul Raj Mayer Hillspeed +12 laps