British F4
July 30, 2017

Piastri doubles up with second Snetterton victory in British F4

Oscar Piastri took his third victory of the British F4 season in a final race thriller at Snetterton.

TRS Arden’s Oscar Piastri converted pole into victory for the second time this weekend at Snetterton in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost after a thrilling, race-long single-seater duel of the highest calibre with Carlin’s Logan Sargeant. 

Piastri tried to break away from Sargeant in the opening laps, but to no avail as the American refused to let his fellow F4 UAE graduate escape his clutches. A captivating battle ensued between the two drivers who were never separated by much more than several tenths of a second for the majority of the race.

Piastri held on under increasing pressure in the second half of the race to take his third win of the season vaulting himself back into title contention, as he made up a large chunk of points on championship leader Jamie Caroline in the Drivers Championship.

Ayrton Simmons was forced down the order after contact at the start, but fought back brilliantly. The TRS Arden racer was a man on a mission, working his way up from seventh to fourth. The pick of his overtakes a daring move around the outside of team-mate Alex Quinn at Riches in the closing stages.

As the team leaves Snetteron, Piastri leads the TRS Arden charge 2nd overall in the standings on 226.5 points. Quinn is 5th overall on 174 points, Simmons currently lies 7th overall and Caldwell is 5th overall in the Ford F4 Challenge Cup after his superb start to his British F4 campaign.TRS Arden currently sit 2nd overall in the Team's Championship.

The 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost title race heads to Knockhill in a fortnight’s time (12/13 August) in what will be a blockbuster weekend for the series.
Four races are scheduled to take place due to the Round 12 of the Championship being moved to Knockhill due to delays in the schedule at Oulton Park earlier in the year.

Oscar Piastri “I had to work so hard for that win. Logan kept me on my toes the whole time. I picked up my pace, but Logan was able to keep up with me so I’m glad to have held on to that win. With Caroline finishing seventh I’ve managed to make up ground on him in the championship. So hopefully we can continue that at Knockhill and get even more wins.”
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