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Strong start for Palmer at Silverstone

Will Palmer enjoyed a strong opening weekend at Silverstone for the first round of the BRDC Formula 4 championship with three top eight finishes.

Qualifying was wet, but the track was drying the whole way through, so the last laps would end up being the quickest. Will opted to go out at the back of the field to get some clear air, and after improving on almost every consecutive lap, his final effort was enough to put him seventh on the grid for race one.

The track had dried up for race one, and despite a good start initially, Palmer found himself boxed in at Becketts and fell to eighth. Malaysian Rahul Raj Mayer managed to get down the inside of Will into Abbey on the first lap, and Nicolas Beer followed him through to demote the seventeen year old to tenth.

On lap two, Palmer managed to pass Mayer at Becketts and then benefitted from a coming together between Tom Jackson and Chris Middlehurst on the next lap to move into seventh place. Unfortunately, by this time there was a four second gap to the next car, Gustavo Lima, but with a series of quick laps Will caught him up and finished just three tenths behind him, setting the fourth fastest lap in the process.

For race two, the top eight finishing positions from race one are reversed to determine the grid, so Will started second behind Arjun Maini. Rain on the green flag lap made the track very slippery, and although off the line he managed to slot into third place, a number of drivers ran wide at Maggots and rejoined in front of Palmer who had stayed on the track, so he fell to sixth. Over the next two laps, the action was fraught with positions changing hands corner by corner, but by lap three Will was in eighth place behind Struan Moore. From then on Will was one of the quickest cars on track, and managed to pass Rodrigo Fonseca and Sennan Fielding to finish in sixth place with the fastest lap of the race.

The track had dried up in time for race three, and Will got a good getaway from fourth on the grid before passing Arjun Maini at Becketts on the first lap. There were then four cars side by side on the run into Stowe, and initially it seemed that Will had taken the advantage by going around the outside to move into second place. However, teammate Sennan Fielding ran into him on the exit, for which he was later given a verbal warning by the stewards. The damage sustained meant Will would struggle for pace for the remainder of the race, meaning he would finish seventh on the road, but was promoted to sixth following an exclusion for Fielding for causing a collision with Nicolas Beer.

These results see Will move into fifth place in the championship, and he will be eager to challenge for podiums and wins when the series resumes at his home track, Brands Hatch, on the 17th May.

Latest Results

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
Race 2
1.G Alesi16 laps
2.A Hubert+2.077s
3.J Hughes+2.376s
4.J Correa+3.295s
5.D Boccolacci+3.593s
6.N Kari+3.959s
7.C Ilott+4.904s
8.S Laaksonen+5.544s
9.L Pulcini+6.103s
13.W Palmer+12.603s

Latest Eurocup Standings

1.S Fenestraz367.5 points
2.W Palmer298 points
3.R Shwartzman285 points
4.M Defourny255 points
5.G Aubry232 points
6.M Fewtrell164 points
7.D Ticktum134 points
8.Y Ye106.5 points
9.R Verschoor89 points
10.A Peroni72 points