Ugochukwu: “It should be an exciting end to the season” ahead of Snetterton

Ugochukwu: “It should be an exciting end to the season” ahead of Snetterton

Ugo Ugochukwu is adamant that the British F4 championship battle will go down to wire after his victorious weekend at Knockhill last time out.

The 15-year-old scored a double pole position before winning in Race 3 as the championship leader Alex Dunne slumped to a lacklustre non score finish.

The McLaren junior sits third in the championship 92 points behind Dunne with Williams junior Ollie Gray in second ahead of the upcoming round at Snetterton.

Ugochukwu said the battles at the front of the field are getting more competitive with each round and the trip to Scotland was a successful one: “I think it’s fair to say the fight at the front is getting tighter with every round, so it should make for an exciting end to the season.”

Knockhill was a really good weekend for me, particularly in race three with another race win.

The Carlin driver remained reserved when asked about his chances of winning the championship and catching Dunne in the remaining four rounds.

He also explained to fiaformula4.com that the Norkfolk circuit should provide some great racing due to it’s high-speed nature.

“We’ll know soon enough! I’m looking forward to continuing the fight at Snetterton.”

“For me, my goal hasn’t changed. It’s to keep taking as many pole positions as possible and to convert them into race wins. The season has a long way to run still – 12 races – and the points don’t matter until all 30 races are ticked off. We’ll keep giving it our best.”

“I think Snetterton is a great track, particularly in the high-speed corners. I’m sure it’ll produce great racing.”

Qualifying has also become vitally important in British F4 particularly at Knockhill due to it’s narrow, short layout. Ugochukwu realised the importance of getting a clear lap on the 1.2 mile circuit.

“Qualifying is always hugely competitive in this championship, but the track conditions and traffic at Knockhill only added to that. It’s quite a short circuit, so getting space for a lap is almost as important as being on the pace. 

“I had to make sure I kept improving every lap and didn’t make any mistakes, so it was a satisfying pole position.”

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