JHR Developments’ Josh Skelton and Arden’s Bart Horsten set the pace in the two British Formula 4 free practice sessions at Thruxton.
Wet weather hit the afternoon session, meaning it was the morning times that stood as the benchmarks at the end of the dry.
Skelton was a clear 0.436 seconds ahead in FP1, with both of his team-mates in the top five. Double R Racing’s Louis Foster was second fastest, just ahead of Carter Williams (JHR), Arden’s Tommy Foster and Alex Walker (JHR).
The second Arden car of Alex Connor was sixth, ahead of Richardson Racing’s Luke Browning and the two main title contenders Sebastian Alvarez (Double R) and Zane Maloney (Carlin).
While Horsten could only manage the 10th fastest time of the morning, he was quickest in the wet by 0.188s in the afternoon over Williams. Championship leader Maloney improved to third in the afternoon session.
Free Practice results
|1||Josh Skelton||JHR Developments||1m13.661s|
|2||Louis Foster||Double R Racing||+0.436s|
|3||Carter Williams||JHR Developments||+0.466s|
|5||Alex Walker||JHR Developments||+0.622s|
|7||Luke Browning||Richardson Racing||+0.861s|
|8||Sebastian Alvarez||Double R Racing||+0.905s|
|11||Roberto Faria||Fortec Motorsports||+1.089s|
|12||Reema Juffali||Double R Racing||+1.367s|
|13||Mariano Martinez||Fortec Motorsports||+1.456s|