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Oscar Piastri takes double Silverstone pole to boost British F4 hopes

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Oscar Piastri took a double pole at an overcast Silverstone for the penultimate round of the British Formula 4 season, with championship leader Jamie Caroline only managing fourth and sixth.

The Australian, who has never raced at Silverstone before, took his fifth and sixth poles of the season.

Qualifying does not count for points though, and so Caroline?s 74.5 point championship lead remains untouched.

Piastri?s Arden team-mate Alex Quinn was the second fastest man of the session, heading Fortec?s Oliver York and Hampus Ericsson. Logan Sargeant was fifth, ahead of Caroline, Karl Massaad and the returning Jonathan Hoggard.

For the third race Challenge Cup racer Ericsson will line up in second place, ahead of Quinn, Caroline and Sargeant.

JHR Developments debutant and Ginetta Junior graduate Harry Dyson was the slowest in the field, but his second fastest time was good enough for 15th on the race three grid.

Multiple drivers had their times disallowed for track limits offences, and the session was briefly red flagged after Double R?s Linus Lundqvist crashed at the pit exit.

Race 1 Grid
1 Piastri ??2 Quinn ??3 York ??4 Ericsson ??5 Sargeant ??6 Caroline ??7 Massaad ??8 Hoggard ??9 Piastri ??10 Caldwell

Race 3 Grid
1 Piastri ??2 Ericsson ??3 Quinn ??4 Caroline ??5 Sargeant ??6 York ??7 Hoggard ??8 Simmons ??9 Pasma ??10 Massaad