FORD’S ‘SUPER SIX’ HEAD TO DONINGTON PARK FOR CRUCIAL CHAPTER IN BRITISH F4 TITLE FIGHT
With just six races left to run in the 2021 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, Ford’s “Super Six” head to Donington Park this weekend for the first of two events to decide the destiny of this season’s title.
In one of the most competitive seasons to-date in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series, ten different drivers have won races, with all bar one taking an outright podium finish.
Matias Zagazeta (Argenti) holds a 17-point advantage over nearest challenger Matthew Rees (JHR), having extended the margin last time out at Silverstone. The Peruvian took a fourth victory of the season in Northamptonshire, putting him equal for most wins with third-placed McKenzy Cresswell and fifth-placed James Hedley (Carlin), the pair split by Fortec’s Joel Granfors in the standings.
Victory in the ITV4-televised finale for Joseph Loake in the final JHR challenger has kept his title hopes alive, but Oliver Gray, the last of seven drivers still able to take the coveted crown, has opted to sit the remaining two events of the season out.
A brace of podium finishes has propelled Kai Askey (Carlin) into the top ten outright, just three points ahead of team-mate Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak and Aiden Neate (Argenti) – son of BTCC racer Andy – who recently celebrated his own maiden visit to the rostrum.
Zak Taylor will be looking to lead the charge for Arden’s ‘Red Arrows’, with the ever-improving David Morales and rapid rookie Cameron McLeod likely to be in the mix for points this weekend. Georgi Dimitrov took his first win for the Banbury team in the reverse grid contest at Silverstone and will be looking to reach similar heights.
Marcos Flack and Eduardo Coseteng complete a rapid Argenti quartet as Michael Meadows’ team look to maintain a late season charge up the Teams Cup standings, currently lead by Fortec from JHR by 29 points, the grid rounded out by Dougie Bolger in the final Carlin entry.
For all but Zagazeta, the title can’t be won this weekend, but it can certainly be lost, with the battle set to go down to the wire at Brands Hatch in a fortnight.