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Casper Stevenson fastest in first British F4 test since lockdown

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

British Formula 4 Scholarship winner Casper Stevenson topped the times in the first official series 4 test since the coronavirus lockdown period.

Ginetta Junior grauate Stevenson will race for Double R F4 with Argenti Motorsport in his first season in single-seaters.

The 15-year-old set a 1m51.747s time around Snetterton before the lunch break, putting him less than half a second adrift of last year’s pole position time.

He also completed 95 laps over the course of the day. Fortec Motorsports’ Rafael Villagomez topped the mileage charts with 108 laps.

“It was a great day overall, with many laps and learning a lot about the car and the circuit,” said Stevenson.

“My neck was hanging off at the end of the day, and that’s when you know you’ve gotten the most out of the day.”

Reiging Ginetta Junior champion James Hedley was second quickest for JHR Developments, finishing the day 0.275s behind Stevenson.

Carlin’s Zak O’Sullivan topped the afternoon session with a 1m52.081s, placing him third overall.

Alex Connor was the highest placed returning driver, ending the day fourth quickest for Arden ahead of Fortec’s Roberto Faria and Luke Browning.

JHR Development’s Abbi Pulling was one of four drivers to complete more than 100 laps over the course of the day. She and Nico Pino both completed 102 laps, while O’Sullivan managed 106.

 

Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Casper Stevenson Double R w/ Argenti 1m51.747s 95
2 James Hedley JHR Developments 1m52.022s +0.275s 74
3 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin 1m52.081s +0.334s 96
4 Alex Connor Arden 1m52.089s +0.342s 90
5 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports 1m52.388s +0.591s 92
6 Luke Browning Fortec Motorsports 1m52.632s +0.885s 86
7 Matias Zagazeta Carlin 1m52.648s +0.901s 85
8 Abbi Pulling JHR Developments 1m52.681s +0.934s 102
9 Christian Mansell Carlin 1m52.780s +1.033s 92
10 Roman Bilinski Arden 1m53.037s +1.290s 87
11 Nico Pino Double R w/ Argenti 1m53.090s +1.343s 102
12 Nathanael Hodgkiss JHR Developments 1m53.152s +1.405s 84
13 Frederick Lubin Arden 1m53.330s +1.583s 80
14 Rafael Villagomez Fortec Motorsports 1m53.692s +1.945s 108
15 Reema Juffali Double R w/ Argenti 1m53.954s +2.207s 69