It was another hugely successful weekend for the Infinity drivers from UK Clio Cup to Formula Renault Eurocup, ADAC F4 and GP3. Join us as we catch up on the action…
aaFORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP:
After a difficult weekend at the Red Bull Ring, Logan (Sargeant) bounced back in a big way at Spa-Francorchamps for the sixth round of the Formula Renault Eurocup Championship. In a field packed with talent, he became the seventh different pole sitter of the season.
“The last few races haven’t been easy, but we know we can come back after our strong performances at the start of the season,” he commented. The hard work paid off! I was confident right from the start and I could push like I wanted to.”
The American came away from the weekend with a double points finish and a podium to boot – finishing in a strong second position in race two after a great on-track battle with Martins, putting him 5th overall in the Championship.
Infinity’s Director, Gary Catt commented: “Logan bounced back from his disappointment from a bad weekend in Red bull ring last weekend. In race one he struggled a bit with the set up and was only able to manage a 9th place but in Race two he was much more competitive and finished in 2nd place.”
Max Fewtrell and Frank Bird were also in action at Spa. Fewtrell showed his consistency with fourth double points finish of the season, finishing the weekend with two strong results to add to his tally. Bird finished agonisingly close to the top ten in race two with an eleventh pace but can be pleased to be consistently fighting in a very competitive group of drivers.
“Max’s weekend was hampered by not qualifying right at the front in either race but he drove well in both races to agin some valuable points. Frank again was always around the the top ten and he improving massively on and off the track nd im sure it won’t be long until he throws in a really good result.” - Gary Catt reflects.
David Beckmann may have only just moved to a new team, but his results last weekend at the Hungaroring made it seem like he’d been part of the Trident outfit for some time. With the top fifteen drivers being split by less than a second in qualifying, Beckmann showed his pace and ability to put the car in seventh for the feature race.
With two fantastic overtakes on the ART drivers Jake Hughes and Callum Illott and a retirement from Joey Mawson, the German crossed the line in fourth place in race one – he best result so far this season and agonisingly close to a podium. Grabbing even more points in Sunday’s sprint race ended his opening weekend with Trident on a high with his first double points finish.
“I’m very pleased! I never expected to achieve such a good result on my first weekend. I noticed straightaway in practice that the car sits really well on the track,” he commented.
“The first race went really well. In Turn 1, I pulled off a terrific overtaking manoeuvre on Jake Hughes, which he didn’t see coming. A little later, I pressured the driver in front of me, Callum Ilott, into making a mistake and went past him in the last corner. My pace was awesome. I was easily the fastest driver out on track by the middle of the race.”
Infinity Director, Harry Soden added: “It was a great start for David in a new environment and one I am sure he will only get better in.”
Shooting over to Imola, Olli (Caldwell) was out for Round 5 of the Italian F4 Championship. As the only driver to have finished every race in the points so far this year, the Brit continued his remarkable run with his sixth podium of the year and two ninth places. Ending the weekend comfortably in 3rd position overall and closing down the gap to second, as the season draws to a close Olli is looking to end this debut season on a high.
Back in the UK Paavo (Tonteri) and Sebastian (Alvarez) were having an equally strong weekend at Round 8 of the British F4 Championship in Snetterton. With Tonteri taking his maiden win in the championship in race two of the weekend, and then following that with another podium finish for third in race three. The Finn was able to make it a clean sweep with fifth in the first race – leaving him fifth in the championship and only two points shy of Jack Doohan in fourth.
“It feels really good to finally win, I feel it’s been coming for a long time. We were really quick in the test before, and yesterday [Friday] we were fast too.”
Gary Catt added: “In F4 it was great to get Paavo his first win in car racing ticked off the list. He’s brought himself into a solid position in the championship now and a good end to the season could see him still finish in the top 2-3 the championship.”
Seb also had his best weekend of the year, coming within touching distance of finishing in the points in every race with an eleventh place in the final outing of the round. Nevertheless, he claimed his highest result of the season with sixth in race one also netting the reverse grid pole for the next race. He consolidated his strong performance by battling back to ninth in race two after having dropped out of the top ten.
"Seb did good job and got himself a top 6 finish in race 1 at Snetterton. This year is all about learning for him and he continues to do this.” Added Gary Catt
UK CLIO CUP:
Joining the British F4 guys in Snetterton, Zak Fulk grabbed his joint best result of the season so far, in less than ideal conditions. A great drive in the second race saw him put in an overtake for fourth on the very last lap, but stewards deemed it to be a little too harsh and so the positions were later reversed, leaving Fulk with a still fantastic fifth place.
Infinity Director Harry Soden commented: “After a difficult race one Zak showed his pace in tricky conditions which gave him his best result of the season, he must now push on from here.”
Back in Spa, Infinity alumni and friend of the team, Dan Ticktum, had a trademark strong weekend, taking his third win of the year in the second race ending the weekend just one point shy of points leader Marcus Armstrong as the series heads into its second half.
It’s somewhat quieter for most Infinity drivers this weekend with many series on their summer breaks. However with Olli out in Nurburgring ADAC F4 and Pavan and Nicolai tackling British F4 in Brands Hatch there is no rest for the wicked at Infinity!