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Sebastian Alvarez takes double British F4 pole at Snetterton

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Sebastian Alvarez took his first British Formula 4 pole positions since the season opener with a double pole at Snetterton.

Double R Racing’s Alvarez swapped times at the top of the order with JHR Development?s Carter Williams and Arden?s Bart Horsten in the first half of the session, with each driver gradually lowering the benchmark around the Norfolk circuit.

Alvarez and Williams continued to improve until the former set a 1m51.242s laptime in the closing stages of the session. Williams couldn?t match Alvarez, ending the session 0.346s behind the pole sitter.

Carlin’s championship leader Zane Maloney, who comes out of the summer break having won seven of the last eight races, qualified third quickest, half a second behind Alvarez, while Horsten dropped back to fourth.

Tommy Foster took fifth for Arden, with Fortec Motorsports’ Roberto Faria putting in his best showing of the season sixth ahead of JHR Developments’ recently crowned Croft race-winnner Josh Skelton.

Double R’s Louis Foster was briefly at the sharp end of the field, but dropped back to eighth as others found improvement.

On second-best times, Horsten fills the front row behind Alvarez, with Maloney and Faria in third and fourth.

Qualifying round-up
Race 1 grid
1 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing 1m51.242s
2 Carter Williams JHR Developments +0.346s
3 Zane Maloney Carlin +0.515s
4 Bart Horsten Arden +0.531s
5 Tommy Foster Arden +0.574s
6 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports +0.616s
7 Josh Skelton JHR Developments +0.759s
8 Louis Foster Double R Racing +0.762s
9 Alex Connor Arden +0.853s
10 Luke Browning Richardson Racing +0.917s

Race 3 grid
1 Alvarez 1m51.470s
2 Horsten +0.312s
3 Maloney +0.388s
4 Faria +0.408s
5 Williams +0.421s
6 T Foster +0.535s
7 Skelton +0.627s
8 Connor +0.635s
9 L Foster +0.662s
10 Browning +0.718s