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Luke Browning fastest in mixed conditions on British F4 Media Day

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Fortec Motorsports’ Luke Browning set the pace in the British Formula 4 Media Day test at Donington Park.

Browning, Fortec team-mate Roberto Faria, and Ginetta Junior graduates James Hedley and Zak O?Sullivan were the stand out performers of the test, which took place in mixed conditions.

Faria was fastest during the morning session. After a short shower before the start, lap times dramatically reduced as the track dried. JHR Developments’ Hedley, Double R F4 with Argenti Motorsport’s Casper Stevenson and Browning all spent time at the top of the order over the course of the session, but it was Faria?s 1m07.409s lap that set the benchmark heading into the lunchbreak.

Fortec was on top again in the afternoon, with Browning improving on Faria?s time soon after lunch, then knocking it down to a 1m07.354s.

Rain hampered running for most of the afternoon session, offering little opportunity for other drivers to find improvements in lap time. Only one other driver, Carlin’s Marjin Kremers, set their fastest lap in the afternoon session, lapping 0.06s quicker to put himself seventh overall.

A series of red flags also limited running. Reema Juffali (Double R), Mathias Zagazeta (Carlin) and Stevenson were among those caught out by the wet conditions, with Zagazeta?s off at the first corner causing a long delay towards the end of the day.

Despite finishing fourth in the afternoon, Faria ended the day second overall, ahead of top Arden driver Alex Connor, O?Sullivan and Stevenson. Hedley and Kremers were sixth and seventh quickest.

 

Test results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Luke Browning Fortec Motorsports 1m07.354s
2 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports +0.055s
3 Alex Connor Arden +0.182s
4 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin +0.347s
5 Casper Stevenson Double R w/ Argenti +0.396s
6 James Hedley JHR Developments +0.413s
7 Marijn Kremers Carlin +0.755s
8 Roman Bilinski Arden +0.780s
9 Christian Mansell Carlin +0.783s
10 Rafael Villagomez Fortec Motorsports +0.830s
11 Mathias Zagazeta Carlin +0.931s
12 Abbi Pulling JHR Developments +0.968s
13 Mikkel Grundtvig JHR Developments +1.158s
14 Frederick Lubin Arden +1.208s
15 Nico Pino Double R w/ Argenti +1.614s
16 Reema Juffali Double R w/ Argenti +2.485s