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Podiums for Palmer at Oulton Park

Will Palmer backed up his double win at Snetterton last time out with another strong showing at Oulton Park, taking a sixth and two third places to cut the points gap to championship leader George Russell to just 20 points.

Having qualified third, Will made a good start in race one and was initially pressurizing Raoul Hyman for second place, with the pair going side by side on a number of occasions on the opening lap.

Struggling with a small issue with the brakes throughout the race, Will locked up into Britten's chicane on lap two and was forced to cut it, falling from third to sixth. Will then first had to resist pressure from Arjun Maini before then chasing after Sennan Fielding for fifth place. Despite closing up a lot towards the end of the race, Will was unable to find a way past and took the chequered flag in sixth place.

"Race one was quite frustrating," said Will. "I was very quick at the beginning of the race and was definitely looking good for the podium, but the mistake at the chicane proved costly."

This result meant that Palmer would start the reverse grid race from third on the grid; however, a downpour on Saturday morning had made the track very wet, so the race would start behind the safety car.

After losing two places while trying to pass Tom Jackson ahead, Will found himself in fifth place. After finally overtaking Jackson with a brave move at Britten's chicane, Will began to chase down Sennan Fielding in front, setting fastest laps of the race at that time. As Palmer closed in, Fielding slowed with a gearbox issue, allowing Will through into third place, a position he held to the finish.

"It's a shame I lost so much time battling with Tom Jackson, as I definitely think I had the pace to finish second and possibly challenge for the win had I been able to get past sooner. To get a podium was still a good result though."

For race three, conditions had changed once again. There were still many wet patches, but the track was a lot drier than it had been earlier, so most of the frontrunners started on slicks.

Will would start from the wetter side of the grid in fifth place, and initially lost a place off the start to the fast starting Maini. A good move around the outside of Cascades on the first lap saw Palmer reclaim fifth place, and after a collision between title rivals Russell and Raoul, Will moved into third place. Despite going wheel to wheel with Chris Middlehurst for several corners at one stage for second place, Palmer was unable to find a way past and took the chequered flag in third place, his second podium of the meeting.

"My pace was strong in these conditions and I was close to getting past Chris at one stage, but I then had a huge moment on a wet patch on the next lap! After that, seeing as the two people ahead of me in the championship were already out of the race, I settled for third place which was another good result. Overall it's been a good weekend and I can't wait for Silverstone where I'm aiming to get back on the top step of the podium!"

Will heads to Round 5 of the BRDC Formula 4 championship now joint second in the championship, and will be keen for another strong showing at Silverstone on the 16th and 17th of August.

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