British F4
May 25, 2017

TRS Arden finishes with a flourish at Croft test

British F4 squad heads to Croft for a two day official test

Having added a second victory to its 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost campaign at the weekend, TRS Arden were soon back in action for two days of testing at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire on 23/24 May.

The newest addition to the British F4 winners’ club Oscar Piastri led the TRS Arden charge. Fifth fastest overall on the first day, a mere 0.267s off the quickest time with a lap of 1m 21.668s.

Ayrton Simmons wasn’t far behind, ending day one sixth fastest overall and improving by over three tenths of a second in the afternoon on his morning’s best.

Olli Caldwell improved by one tenth on his morning time before the chequered flag fell on the day to go 10th quickest. He recorded the most laps of all the TRS Arden drivers - 81 in total - trying to
maximise mileage at the wheel of his Ford EcoBoost-powered racer around the 2.1-mile circuit, which will be the scene of his competitive debut in the series on 11 June.

The boys from Banbury wound up third, fourth and fifth overall on day two. They finished the test with a flourish by topping the afternoon’s running. Oscar was quickest on a 1m 21.717s, just 0.054s faster
than team-mate Alex Quinn.

Meanwhile Olli lapped quicker than he did on day one, by over three tenths of a second, underlining the progress made by the rookie.

The team will return to the track at Snetterton Circuit for another two day test on 30/31 May.

Oscar Piastri: "The test at Croft went really well, we tried lots of different things with the car and we are in good shape for the race in 2 weeks."
Alex Quinn: “I thought the test was productive, having an exam on Tuesday and therefore missing the first day of testing was difficult to begin with but we worked as a team to quickly solve that. Although we were not on track at its optimum temperature, I think both me and Oscar should be happy with our pace and puts the team in a strong place for the upcoming race.”
Ayrton Simmons: “Positive day, I've learnt a lot about set ups and it gives us a good idea of the racing weekend here will go”
Olli Caldwell: “Good to be back in the car after such a long time and it's obvious that others have improved in the last 12 races when I haven't been able to drive. Our aim is to get closer at the Snetterton test so that I'm competitive for Croft"
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