Carlin’s Jamie Caroline took double pole position at Oulton Park during the qualifying session. The session was extremely close for the F4 British Championship certified by FIA powered by Ford EcoBoost.

Jamie Caroline and and TRS Arden’s Oscar Piastri were the first two to set lap times in the 1m 22s bracket as the session came towards the end. Carlin’s Logan Sargeant joined them and snatched provisional pole position just two minutes before the end of the session. His time of 1m 22.772s saw him 0.086 seconds clear from teammate Caroline. The Pirtek backed racer then struck back with a lap time of 1m 22.690s which saw him claim pole position for race one by just 0.083 seconds.

The gap for pole of the third encounter of the weekend is decided by the second fastest times in the qualifying session was even closer; Caroline secured his second pole for the weekend by just 0.008 seconds from Piastri.

The second row of the grid for the opening race of the weekend will be taken up by the TRS Arden pairing of Alex Quinn and Piastri in third and fourth respectively. The two were separated by just 0.074 seconds.

Double R Racing’s Karl Massaad was another of the drivers to improve late in the session, he climbed three places on his last flying lap to ensure he got a third row start. He will start race one from sixth behind teammate Linus Lundqvist in fifth. Lundqvist was 0.274 seconds off pole position but 0.380 seconds ahead of his teammate.

Carlin’s Patrik Pasma finished the session to qualify in seventh for race one with TRS Arden’s Ayrton Simmons alongside in eighth.

Richardson Racing’s Harry Webb took the qualifying honours in the Ford F4 Challenge Cup in ninth, proving to be the quickest in the class for the first time so far this year. He finished the session just ahead of Fortec’s Oliver York.

Qualifying Classification for race one:

  • Jamie Caroline – GBR – Carlin – 1:22.690
  • Logan Sargeant – USA – Carlin – 1:22.773
  • Alex Quinn – GBR – Arden – 1:22.792
  • Oscar Piastri- AUS – Arden – 1:22.866
  • Linus Lundqvist – SWE – Double R – 1:22.964
  • Karl Massaad – LEB – Double R – 1:23.344
  • Patrik Pasma – FIN – Carlin – 1:23.425
  • Ayrton Simmons – GBR – Arden – 1:23.532
  • Harry Webb – Richardson Racing – 1:23.631
  • Oliver York – GBR – Fortec – 1:24.041
  • Daniel Cao – CHN – Double R – 1:24.398
  • Jamie Sharp – GBR -Sharp Motorsport – 1:24.657
  • Lucas Roy – GER – Carlin – 1:24.939
  • Lacky Liu – CHN – GW Motorsport – 1:25.141

 

Qualifying Classification Race Three:

  • Jamie Caroline – GBR – Carlin – 1:22.859
  • Oscar Piastri – AUS – Arden – 1:22.867
  • Logan Sargeant – USA – Carlin – 1:22.894
  • Alex Quinn – GBR – Arden – 1:22.902
  • Linus Lundqvist – SWE – Double R – 1:23.033
  • Karl Massaad – LEB – Double R – 1:23.391
  • Patrik Pasma – FIN – Carlin – 1:23.499
  • Ayrton Simmons – GBR – Arden – 1:23.595
  • Harry Webb – GBR – Richardson Racing – 1:23.769
  • Oliver York – GBR – Fortec – 1:24.036
  • Jamie Sharp – GBR – Sharp Motorsport – 1:24.929
  • Lucas Roy – GER – Carlin – 1:25.017
  • Daniel Cao – CHN – Double R – 1:25.072
  • Jacky Liu – CHN – GW Motorsport – 1:25.256

 

Photo Credit; British F4

© Fay Tilley 20th May 2017.

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