Beer fastest in Silverstone F4 test
Sean Walkinshaw Racing’s Nicolas Beer (pictured) set the fastest time in the Silverstone BRDC F4 pre-event test. Beer’s time came in the first session of the day which was held in dryer conditions, with the track surface becoming more treacherous as the day went on, with the final two sessions held in particularly tricky conditions.
Hillspeed’s Gustavo Lima was second quickest overall, 0.192s away from the ultimate pace, with Falco Wauer third for Enigma Motorsport. Diego Menchaca was fourth for Douglas Motorsport, having been fastest in the last three sessions of the day. Lanan Racing’s George Russell was fifth quickest, less than a second away from Beer’s time, with Tom Jackson sixth for Chris Dittmann Racing.
HHC duo Will Palmer and Raoul Hyman were classified seventh and eighth respectively, with Hillspeed’s Alfredo Zabalza ninth and Chris Middlehurst 10th for Mark Godwin Racing.
First practice was quite good with plenty of free laps to really push the car to the limit and see what it felt like. – Beer commented – After that it was very tricky on track with the conditions, but it’s good to be fastest at the end of the day, it shows we have pace. I’ve always liked the wet, but not when it’s too wet! But I always go well when it rains and I’m hopeful that if conditions remain the same for the rest of the weekend I can take some really good results.
22 drivers from 12 different nationalities are entered for this weekend’s BRDC F4 opening round on the Silverstone GP circuit.