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Patrik Pasma takes double British F4 pole at Rockingham

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Patrik Pasma took both pole positions for the Rockingham British Formula 4 round, with less than a tenth of a second splitting the top two on both ocassions.

The one qualifying session sets the grid for races one and three, with the latter going off second fastest times. Pasma was fastest pretty much throughout, and also ran a longer first qualifying run than anyone else.

His Arden team-mate Jack Doohan was second fastest, just 0.081 seconds behind. Championship leader Kiern Jewiss was third for Double R Racing, with Arden’s Dennis Hauger completing the top four.

The result was even closer at the top on second times, with Pasma taking his fourth pole of the season by 0.046s from Jewiss. Doohan was a further 0.030s behind, and just 0.003s ahead of Red Bull stablemate Hauger.

Manuel Sulaiman did an impressive job to lead JHR Developments’s charge in fifth for both races, with title challenging team-mate Ayrton Simmons only managing eighth and seventh.

Seb Priaulx was the slowest of the Arden quartet in seventh and sixth, while Double R’s Snetterton winner Paavo Tonteri secured sixth and eighth. Fortec Motorsport’s Johnathan Hoggard andT onteri’s team-mate Sebastian Alvarez completed the top 10 on both grids.

Qualifying round-up
Race 1 grid
1 Patrik Pasma Arden 1m18.742s
2 Jack Doohan Arden +0.081s
3 Kiern Jewiss Double R Racing +0.105s
4 Dennis Hauger Arden +0.158s
5 Manuel Sulaiman JHR Developments +0.278s
6 Paavo Tonteri Double R Racing +0.281s
7 Seb Priaulx Arden +0.324s
8 Ayrton Simmons JHR Developments +0.377s
9 Johnathan Hoggard Fortec Motorsports +0.572s
10 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing +0.714s

Race 3 grid
1 Pasma 1m18.829s
2 Jewiss +0.046s
3 Doohan +0.076s
4 Hauger +0.079s
5 Sulaiman +0.214s
6 Priaulx +0.257s
7 Simmons +0.382s
8 Tonteri +0.398s
9 Hoggard +0.507s
10 Alvarez +0.809s