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Will Palmer takes Silverstone BRDC F4 pole by nearly a second

by Peter Allen
Will Palmer

Photo: BRDC F4

Will Palmer is poised to get his BRDC Formula 4 title challenge back on track after beating team-mate Harrison Newey to pole position at Silverstone by almost a second.

Palmer had been 37 points off the standings lead after a difficult second round at Rockingham, but is now well-placed to cut the gap to leader Chris Mealin, who qualified a lowly 15th.

HHC driver Palmer led the session from early on and finished up with a best time of 2m03.552s, leaving him 0.975s clear of Newey.

Silverstone local Jordan Albert took third ahead of Ciaran Haggerty.

Rodrigo Fonseca was the best placed of the Lanan trio that occupy the first three places in the championship ahead of Palmer.

The Mexican was fifth ahead of Riki Christodoulou, the ex-Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3 driver making a guest appearance this weekend for Hillspeed in place of Faisal Al Zubair, who has a leg injury.

The top 10 was completed by Tom Jackson, Zubair Hoque, debutant Omar Ismail and Sisa Ngebulana.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Will Palmer HHC Motorsport 2:03.552 8
2 Harrison Newey HHC Motorsport 2:04.527 0.975 9
3 Jordan Albert Sean Walkinshaw Racing 2:04.636 1.084 10
4 Ciaran Haggerty GBR/Ecurie Ecosse 2:05.032 1.480 9
5 Rodrigo Fonseca Lanan Racing 2:05.083 1.531 9
6 Riki Christodoulou Hillspeed 2:05.315 1.763 9
7 Tom Jackson Chris Dittmann Racing 2:05.384 1.832 10
8 Zubair Hoque Sean Walkinshaw Racing 2:05.452 1.900 9
9 Omar Ismail Chris Dittmann Racing 2:05.676 2.124 9
10 Sisa Ngebulana HHC Motorsport 2:05.797 2.245 9
11 Jack Lang Lang Sport 2:05.824 2.272 7
12 Jack Bartholomew Lanan Racing 2:05.841 2.289 9
13 Akhil Rabindra Douglas Motorsport 2:05.972 2.420 9
14 Fernando Urrutia Douglas Motorsport 2:05.995 2.443 9
15 Chris Mealin Lanan Racing 2:06.040 2.488 9
16 Hernan Fallas MGR 2:06.177 2.625 5
17 Sebastian Lanzetti Hillspeed 2:06.473 2.921 9
18 Michael O’Brien MGR 2:06.739 3.187 9
19 Ameya Vaidyanathan Hillspeed 2:06.963 3.411 9
20 James Reveler 23 Racing 2:09.373 5.821 9