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O’Sullivan penalty increases Browning’s British F4 lead into decider

by Peter Allen

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Zak O’Sullivan has been penalised for overtaking under yellow flags in race two of the British Formula 4 finale, denting his chances of beating Luke Browning to the championship.

O’Sullivan finished second on the road in race two behind winner Alex Connor and just ahead of rival Browning, closing to within four points of Browning’s championship lead with one race to go.

He was under investigation however for an overtake on Carlin team-mate Christian Mansell as a safety car was called.

O’Sullivan has now been given a two-second penalty that demotes him behind Browning and Mansell to fourth in the race results.

His deficit to Browning therefore increases to 16 points, with a maximum of 25 available from the final race.

Browning will start that race from pole position with O’Sullivan alongside him.

Race results (17 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Alex Connor Arden 18m46.500s
2 Luke Browning Fortec Motorsports +0.954s
3 Christian Mansell Carlin +2.539s
4 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin +2.646s
5 James Hedley JHR Developments +3.856s
6 Frederick Lubin Arden +10.606s
7 Abbi Pulling JHR Developments +11.086s
8 Casper Stevenson Argenti Motorsport +11.808s
9 Reema Juffali Argenti Motorsport +13.508s
10 Roman Bilinski Arden +13.781s
Ret Matias Zagazeta Carlin
Ret Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports
Fastest lap: Hedley, 55.818s

Championship standings
1 Browning 412   2 O’Sullivan 396   3 Stevenson 325   4 Connor 263   5 Hedley 248   6 Pulling 184   7 Mansell 154   8 Bilinski 152   9 Lubin 106   10 Faria 100