July 19, 2018
Red Bull Rookies
The weekend got off to a brilliants tart as previously mentioned with Max qualifying 9th around the hugely difficult German based circuit. Known as one of the toughest circuits with it’s long twisty corners and huge elevation changes it would have felt even better to Max to get a good result here.
Having qualified well Max, as ever, was involved in the biggest battles on circuit which stretched from 7th all the way back to 14th place. It was a race that took several prisoners and in the latter stages of the race Max and Xavier Artigas were able to make a break and despite 7th between themselves. Although Max knew he was on for his best result he threw everything he had at it but eventually crossed the line in 8th to take his best result of the season!
As previously mentioned race two would not provide the same result and it all unfortunately fell apart very early. On the first lap Max made a move which would move him from the chasing pack to fight for the lead and went down in the process forcing him to take a trip to the pitlane.
After fantastic work from the mechanics Max was able to return to the track for some laps but wouldn’t quite make it to the chequered flag.
On reflection, it was a fantastic weekend for Max, his best in the season! To make the step of not just finishing but qualifying inside the top ten will give him huge confidence heading into the final three weekends of the season.
Next stop. Red Bull Ring, 12th August.
Ayrton Simmons graduates to BRDC British F3
Ayrton Simmons will make the jump up to BRDC British F3 this weekend as the championship heads to Spa for the fifth round of races. Ayrton has had a great season in British F4 so far taking multiple wins and podiums, but with his eyes firmly set on a full campaign in British F3 next year he has decided to start putting some competitive laps in with Chris Dittmann Racing. Ayrton will stay in the championship for the remainder of the season with the series heading to Brands Hatch GP, Donington Park and Silverstone GP after this weekend.
Sheington Superprix Results:
Luke Whitehead – 5th
Luke Watts – 11th
Vinnie Phillips – 12th