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British F4 leader Zane Maloney aiming to bounce back from “disappointing” Snetterton weekend

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

British Formula 4 championship leader Zane Maloney is aiming to return to winning form at Thruxton this weekend after only visiting the podium once at Snetterton.

The Carlin Racing driver collected 27 points at Snetterton earlier this month, his second lowest haul of the season, and told Formula Scout he wasn?t sure what went wrong.

?[Snetterton] was a tough one, but I don?t think it was anything to do with what the team did this weekend,? he said. ?They did a perfect job, like always.

?I think I drove really well, and the set-up was pretty good all weekend as well. It was just some fundamental things [going wrong].

?I don?t know what went wrong in the races. We didn?t have the pace. I was really quick in the corner but it just didn?t seem to have any run down the straights.?We?ll figure it out and bounce back.?

After a difficult qualifying, Maloney managed to pick up a third place from the first race of the weekend, but contact with Arden?s Bart Horsten in race two led to his first retirement of the season.

?I was going OK, then went up the inside of Horsten and when we got to the apex I didn?t have any more room.?It?s a racing incident.”

The 15-year-old came back with a fourth place in the final race of the weekend.

Despite recording one of his worst weekends in F4 to date, Maloney?s championship lead was only cut by a single point, as Double R Racing?s? Louie Foster also suffered a difficult weekend.

?I?m not really looking at any championship points right now,? Maloney said. ?I?m looking at what happened this weekend and what I can do better.?We got the car very good, better and better throughout the weekend, but it?s very disappointing.?