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Maloney tops Thruxton British F4 test, team-mate Turney absent

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Carlin’s Zane Maloney topped the first in-season British Formula 4 test of 2019 at Thruxton, which Carlin team-mate Joe Turney did not attend.

Maloney, who finished on the podium twice at the Brands Hatch season opener, set the best time of the day in the afternoon session.

Morning pacesetter Tommy Foster ended up second fastest for Arden, 0.210 seconds behind.

Just a tenth of a second covered the three drivers behind him, with JHR Developments’ Josh Skelton and Carter Williams sandwiching Double R Racing’s Sebastian Alvarez, who was second fastest in the afternoon.

Alvarez’s fellow Brands Hatch winners Louis Foster (Double R) and Luke Browning (Richardson Racing) were sixth and ninth fastest respectively.

Alex Connor, who will be making his debut in the second round of the season at Donington Park, went faster than Arden team-mate Bart Hortsen, who in 10th place was just 0.883s from the front. Double R’s Reema Juffali was a further 0.236s back.

The absence of Turney, who took the first pole of the season and is currently seventh in the standings, wasn’t a total surprise as his deal with Carlin was only for Brands Hatch, and like Fortec Motorsports’ Mariano Martinez had a clashing commitments on the day of the Thruxton test.


Test results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Zane Maloney Carlin 1m13.419s
2 Tommy Foster Arden +0.210s
3 Josh Skelton JHR Developments +0.224s
4 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing +0.228s
5 Carter Williams JHR Developments +0.310s
6 Louis Foster Double R Racing +0.409s
7 Alex Connor Arden +0.443s
8 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports +0.698s
9 Luke Browning Richardson Racing +0.753s
10 Bart Horsten Arden +0.883s
11 Reema Juffali Double R Racing +1.119s