British F4 Silverstone – Saturday

British F4 Silverstone – Saturday

Louis Sharp took a superb victory in British at Silverstone after post race penalties were applied to the title rivals Alex Dunne and Williams young driver Ollie Gray for the collision.

The Williams junior tangled with Dunne on Lap 1 at Luffield which sent the Hitech driver to the back of the field before eventually going on an inspired drive to finish fourth on track. Although with the post race penalties applied he finished in P11 behind Gray in tenth place.

Gray explained the incident and said that he feels he didn’t overstep the mark during the incident.

He said: “Yeah I mean I haven’t seen the onboard footage yet we’ll see when I get back to the tent I guess and probably make a trip to the stewards as well to see who is to blame. 

“But from my side I couldn’t really see anything wrong with what I did and we’re going to find out soon enough I guess.”

Dunne finished P11 in the first race of the weekend in what became a stalemate in championship battle between the leading two.

“I think it’s pretty clear what happened, I made the move on Ollie in Turn 4 and he came back on the track and drove straight into the side of me so I think maybe it’s something that’s going on.

“There’s not really much to say about it, we’re both fighting for the championship and maybe I don’t know. 

“He did that and then I went down to last and drove back to fourth which is a really good recovery so it’s good damage limitation but not where I wanted to be.”

The championship leader also took part in a Ferrari Driver Academy scouting camp at Fiorano prior to the running at Silverstone alongside three other drivers.

The 16-year-old explained that the trip to Italy provided a lift ahead of the final two rounds of the season.

Dunne said: “It was definitely a confidence boost to see my talent is being noticed which was a nice feeling especially from a Formula 1 team like Ferrari which is a pretty big thing so it’s definitely boosted me a little bit going into this weekend.”

Carlin driver Sharp currently sits fourth in the championship and explained how the track changed over the weekend.

He said: “It’s changed quite a bit I think it’s gone a little bit slower from Thursday. Especially yesterday it lost a lot of pace so I guess every session it’s changing. 

“It’s pretty tough you have to adapt quite quickly but I think it got a little bit better this morning.”

IMAGE: Jakob Ebrey

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