It was yet another busy weekend for several of Infinity’s drivers, with race wins and podiums aplenty…
Prema rookie Oli Caldwell had yet another stellar weekend in the Italian F4 Championship, racing at the famous Paul Ricard circuit in France. His weekend got off to a perfect start in race one, going from seventh to the lead, and then blitzing his way to a stunning victory - his first in the championship.
After starting from pole for the second race, Caldwell dropped back down the order to fifteenth, but a fantastic recovery drive saw him fight his way back into the points to finish a very respectable eighth. Once again, in the third and final race of the weekend, he made up valuable places with ease, moving from fourth to second, and earning himself his second podium of what was an extremely strong weekend. He comes away in third place in the Driver’s championship.
“This was a great weekend for us, we got a great start in race 1 and managed to stay ahead and pull a 5s gap for the victory, Race 3 was great finishing 2nd to take another podium. I’m looking to carry this pace on towards the next races of the championships in Lautizring and Monza.” Olli commented
FORMULA RENAULT NEC:
Two of our drivers took part in the opening round of Formula Renault NEC, held at the notoriously tricky Circuit de Pau-Ville in France.
R-ace GP’s Logan Sargeant continued with his strong form from the opening rounds of Formula Renault Eurocup to grace the podium twice. In race one, having run fourth for most of the race, an error by a driver he was chasing down meant that he was promoted to the podium. In race two, Logan battled hard with fellow American Neil Verhargen pulling of a brave overtake on the street circuit to finish 3rd.
Rookie Frank Bird also found success around the French streets, with his best ever finish in single-seaters in the weekend’s second race. The Tech 1 Racing driver finished just outside of the top ten in race one, but a fantastic sixth place in race two earned him a healthy stash of points that puts him eighth in the championship.
Moving away from the action in France, we David Beckmann headed out for his debut GP3 weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.
The Jenzer Motorsport driver lined up eighth on the grid for the first race of the weekend after a great effort in qualifying, and throughout the race was in close battles with several other drivers, eventually seeing him climb two places to finish an impressive sixth. Crucially, this also gave him a spot on the second row of the grid for the reverse grid sprint race the following day.
The race started well for the German, but a mid-race pitstop to change to slick tyres put him back, where he was unable to recover to grab any points on offer.
24 Hours Nürburgring:
Leaving the single-seater scene, Charlie Eastwood was all set to compete at the infamous Nürburgring Circuit in Germany, for the 2018 24hs of Nurburgring. The conditions were truly horrific, and varied from blanket fog to torrential rain, with a red flag period disrupting racing in the 23rd hour.
Eastwood, driving a Porsche Cayman for the ‘Care For Climate’ team, competed in the AT class, alongside team-mates Daniel Blickle, Nicklas Steinhaus and Thomas Keifer. The race threw everything it had at them, with weather affecting all teams and drivers massively. But Charlie and co battled on regardless, pushing themselves and the car to the limit until the very last minute to take an outstanding second place in the class, earning themselves a spot on the podium.
All of our drivers competing last weekend shone in their respective categories, proving themselves to be true stars of tomorrow. We can’t wait to see what they get up to as the season progresses.