Arden Motorsport added to their silverware tally last weekend [24-25 October] at Snetterton during the penultimate round of the 2020 British F4 season.
Double race winner Alex Connor would endure another difficult weekend despite displaying blistering pace throughout practice and qualifying, earning himself a second row start for the opening encounter of the weekend.
An unfortunate incident in race one dropped the 16-year-old down the order in race one, before a solid drive saw him recover to eighth position at the flag. Connor would continue his recovery thereafter throughout the weekend, managing sixth and fifth positions in races two and three respectively.
Roman Bilinski would notch up his third overall podium of a successful 2020 campaign after a strong weekend at the technical Snetterton 300 layout.
Qualifying in sixth position for the opener, the Ginetta graduate maintained position in race one ahead of a sensational drive that saw him return to the rostrum with the fastest lap of the race, before bringing home another trio of top ten finishes with tenth position in the final contest.
Frederick Lubin kept his Rookie Cup title challenge hopes alive heading into the season finale at Brands Hatch following a consistent weekend at Snetterton, emulating his team-mates’ achievement of three top ten finishes as the pair continue their consistent run of form.
The YRDA-backed racer held onto seventh position during race one before a testing race in the following encounter saw him slip back to tenth position, before then recovering in the final race of the weekend to secure his sixth category victory of the season in seventh position overall.
The attention now turns to the season finale at Brands Hatch on 14-15 November, with the Red Arrows aiming to cap off a strong season with further success at the iconic Kent circuit.
Arden British F4 Team Manager Gary Ward:
“It was a challenging weekend at Snetterton, but a great feeling for everyone at Arden Motorsport to come home with more silverware.
“Unfortunately it was another character-building weekend for Alex, but that’ll only make him more determined to go for another win in the season finale at Brands Hatch.
“We’re really happy for Roman to get another podium to his name, that’s his third of the season and he’s just going from strength-to-strength. It’s a similar story for Frederick, who got his sixth Rookie win of the season, and he’s kept himself in contention for the title there too.
“We’re really impressed with all three of them and can’t wait to end the season on a high at Brands!”
Alex Connor (#27):
“Not the best of weekends at Snetterton but there were definitely some positives to take away.
“Having some bad luck in race one put us on the back foot for the whole weekend, but we’re now focussing on the final round at Brands.
“We’ve gone well there in the past, so let’s end the season on a high!”
Roman BIlinski (#55):
“It was a solid weekend at Snetterton, what started off as a tough day on Saturday ended up good, and to get P3 in race two was a great result for me and the team – and setting the fastest lap was very encouraging!
“I’m really looking forward to the final round now, and hopefully we can come home with some more trophies!”
Frederick Lubin (#78):
“Snetterton was challenging, the weather and temperatures made it interesting. I struggled for pace all weekend and didn’t really find it until race 3 by which point was too late. Still second in the rookie championship and still in the fight for win going into brands, it’s going to be tight but I reckon we can do it.
“I am looking forward to Brands, it’s unusual to end it on the Indy track but I enjoyed testing there. It’s very small and a quick lap so managing traffic on Saturday will be hard but it means the racing will be close.”