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Jack Doohan wins chaotic third British F4 race at Snetterton

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Jack Doohan came out on top in a chaotic third British Formula 4 race at a damp Snetterton.

The Red Bull junior started the race in fifth, but was third by the end of the first lap after moving past championship favourites Kiern Jewiss and Ayrton Simmons.

Jewiss broke his front wing, pushing him down the order, and two laps later Doohan’s Arden team-mate Patrik Pasma span out of the lead.

Fortec Motorsport’s Johnathan Hoggard inherited the top spot, but a wide moment three laps later for Hoggard allowed Doohan to slip through at Montreal hairpin.

Unlike the previous leaders he kept it under control, and drove home to his second victory of the season.

Doohan’s team-mate and fellow Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger started alongside him on the grid, but made no progress on the first lap. By the time Doohan took the lead he was up into third though, and he repeated his team-mate’s move on Hoggard to take second.

Third place for Hoggard was only his third podium of the season, having come into the season as one of the title favourites.

Race two winner Paavo Tonteri finished fourth, gaining the spot after Hoggard’s team-mate Hampus Ericsson took a detour through a hayfield on the exit of the first corner. Ericsson was considering not entering the race, as he did in the first two races, having become fed up of his lack of good results.

Before his off Ericsson had barged past Simmons for fourth, and the JHR Developments driver came home fifth, an important result as the wingless Jewiss finished out of the points.

Poleman Pasma recovered to sixth, only just behind Simmons and with a big gap to Arden team-mate Seb Priaulx.

Lucca Allen matched his best result of the season in eighth, ahead of Manuel Sulaiman and Jamie Sharp. Sulaiman did finish ahead of Priaulx, but was penalised 10 seconds for jumping the start.


Race results (11 laps)
Pos Name Team Time
1 Jack Doohan Arden 21m23.270s
2 Dennis Hauger Arden +0.869s
3 Johnathan Hoggard Fortec Motorsports +5.184s
4 Paavo Tonteri Double R Racing +6.082s
5 Ayrton Simmons JHR Developments +9.331s
6 Patrik Pasma Arden +9.585s
7 Seb Priaulx Arden +17.905s
8 Lucca Allen Fortec Motorsports +23.143s
9 Manuel Sulaiman JHR Developments +28.121s
10 Jamie Sharp Sharp Motorsport +28.177s
11 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing +28.333s
12 Kiern Jewiss Double R Racing +1m18.154s
13 Josh Skelton JHR Developments +1m36.905s
Ret Hampus Ericsson Fortec Motorsports
Pole: Pasma, 1m51.571s? ? ? Fastest lap: Tonteri, 1m54.392s

Championship Standings
?Jewiss 267? ?2 Simmons 235? ?3 Hauger 225? ?4 Doohan 201? ?5 Tonteri 174? ?6 Priaulx 142? ?7 Hoggard 128? ?8 Pasma 117? ?9 Skelton 57? ?10 Ericsson 48