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Casper Stevenson fastest ahead of Brands Hatch British F4 round

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Casper Stevenson was fastest for Argenti Motorsport in British Formula 4 practice at Brands Hatch.

The championship will run its second round of the season around the circuit’s Grand Prix configuration, which is usually run at the end of the year.

Stevenson set the fastest lap of the day during the first of two free practice sessions, jumping to the top of the order in the second half of FP1.

He set a 1m28.293s lap to go 0.120s quicker than Arden Motorsport driver Alex Connor, who finished second in the session.

Eight of the 15 drivers found improvements in the second free practice session, including Carlin’s Zak O’Sullivan, but none could match Stevenson’s time.

O’Sullivan ended the day with a quickest lap of 1m28.333, 0.04s slower than Stevenson.

The first practice session was relatively smooth, but FP2 was stopped three times by red flag periods. All three periods were relatively short, brought out as drivers dropped off track and brought debris back on with them.

On his way to the fastest lap of the session, O’Sullivan was one of these drivers to bring out the red flag when he ran into the gravel, but he was able to get back on track and able to continue.

James Hedley and Alex Connor both found improvements in FP2 and slotted in third and fourth overall, ahead of Christian Mansell and Roberto Faria, who set their personal bests in FP1.

Luke Browning struggled in the first free practice, finishing 13th overall, but he found 1.243s in the second session to put himself seventh overall.

Abbi Pulling, Nico Pino, and Nathaneal Hodgkiss completed the order.


Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Casper Stevenson Argenti Motorsport 1m28.293s 28
2 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin 1m28.333s +0.040s 42
3 James Hedley JHR Developments 1m28.354s +0.061s 39
4 Alex Connor Arden 1m28.390s +0.097s 44
5 Christian Mansell Carlin 1m28.446s +0.153s 38
6 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports 1m28.536s +0.243s 47
7 Luke Browning Fortec Motorsports 1m28.696s +0.403s 17
8 Abbi Pulling JHR Developments 1m28.753s +0.460s 43
9 Nico Pino Argenti Motorsport 1m28.871s +0.578s 39
10 Nathaneal Hodgkiss JHR Developments 1m29.104s +0.811s 25
11 Matias Zagazeta Carlin 1m29.147s +0.854s 40
12 Roman Bilinski Arden 1m29.163s +0.870s 45
13 Frederick Lubin Arden 1m29.521s +1.228s 45
14 Rafael Villagomez Fortec Motorsport 1m29.609s +1.316s 38
15 Reema Juffali Argenti Motorsport 1m29.939s +1.646s 35