Hugh Barter learned some valuable lessons from his Spanish F4 weekend at Jerez after scoring points in all three races and a podium finish in Race 3.
The Australian got his best Qualifying lap deleted for a track limits violation and found himself to be over eager on Lap 1, despite this he gained crucial experience from the setback.
Barter said: “There’s always some lessons to take from the weekend. We had some bad luck in Qualifying getting track limits on my fastest lap but it’s part of racing.
“And I think starting from 9th on the grid and getting a bit eager at the start and trying to drive around the outside of a corner that maybe I shouldn’t have and went back to 14th.”
“I can take some of this experience, and understand I can be a bit calmer on Lap 1. I need to be thinking about the championship as a whole more.”
The 16-year-old currently sits third in the Drivers’ Standings behind Nikola Tsolov and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk after two rounds at Algarve and Jerez for Campos Racing.
He drove to third place in Race 3 taking advantage of Kucharczyk and Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak not scoring while Tsolov went on to claim victory.
The Campos driver said grabbing the podium was very important to capitalise on his two rivals not scoring points: “Getting a podium in Race 3 with Tymoteusz not scoring as well as Tasanapol not scoring as well so in the end every point counts to the championship and there’s still a long way to go.
“There’s five more rounds so we’ll see what happens, I’m looking forward to the next one, and hopefully we can come back with a better result.”
Barter will next race on the 10-12 of June at Valencia in the Spanish F4 Championship as the campaign rolls on towards the finale in Catalunya.