British F4 Snetterton – Saturday

British F4 Snetterton – Saturday

Alex Dunne said “I always go out there to win” after dominating the British F4 championship at Snetterton taking a superb double victory.

The Irishman enjoyed his ninth victory of the season and has a commanding 66 point lead over his nearest rival Williams junior Ollie Gray.

Dunne said after his peerless drive in Race 1 at Snetterton that taking victory is always his main target when out on the track.

He explained: “I think the championship always comes into mind but I try to do it race by race and I always try to extend my lead and do there best job I can. 

“I always go out there to win so I think in time that will come with the championship as well.

The Hitech Grand Prix driver suffered a lacklustre start from pole position, losing the lead to Georgi Dimitrov before regaining the advantage on Lap 1. 

Dunne said that he was wary of his poor start at Knockhill but once he regained the lead the championship leader took a comfortable win.

“I made not so great of a start I think after Knockhill I was a little bit afraid to stall so I kind of took it easy a little bit but I managed to get him (Dimitrov) around the outside at Turn 3 and from then on it was just trying to relax and do the best job I can.”

Gray has performed admirably so far in 2022 and currently sits second in the championship. The Carlin driver has scored one race win and 13 podiums finishes in a strong campaign for the 16-year-old.

He drove to second place in Race 1 of the weekend and said that he hasn’t been winning races as much as needed to over the season.

On his performance, this season Gray said: “I’d say it’s been consistently to be fair, I’ve always been on the podium and scoring solid points but obviously we haven’t been on that top step as much as we needed to be.

“So that’s where we’re lacking in points a little bit in the championship but we’re closing in momentum’s with us again so we’re looking forward to it.”

He also remained coy when asked about his plans for the 2023 season: “Nothing confirmed yet but i’m looking forward to it and wherever I end up I’ll be happy.”

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