Joel Granfors chasing championship top three
– Critical weekend coming up in British F4 title fight
- – Donington Park stages penultimate round of season
With just two rounds to go in the F4 British Championship, Joel Granfors is locked in a wide-open scrap over positions at the sharp end of the standings. As the pack heads to Donington Park for the penultimate round of the season, every single point could prove decisive as the campaign nears its climax.
Granfors, a 2020 double single-seater champion in his native Sweden, enters this weekend’s races at the Leicestershire venue sitting fourth in the standings, although just 11 points behind third-placed McKenzy Cresswell.
Slightly further up the road is second-placed Matthew Rees and, while leader Matias Zagazeta has opened up a small gap atop the standings, Granfors’ title dreams remain alive too.
A three-place Race 1 grid penalty, carried over for a clash at the previous round at Silverstone, makes things a bit more complicated for Granfors heading into the Donington weekend – but the Swede remains upbeat and is keen to take on the additional challenge.
Donington Park: track info
“We take a grid penalty into this event, which isn’t ideal of course, but all we can do is look ahead and make the most of it,” says Joel Granfors. “We tested at Donington this winter, before the season began, and it went really, really well. Hopefully we can convert that into proper pace on a racing weekend. I’m confident and the goal as always is to run up there at the front.”
Granfors, who will be the sole Fortec driver on the grid this weekend, will hit the track on Thursday for an early brace of practice sessions. There will then be no activity on Friday.
The field regroups on Saturday for qualifying and the first race of the meeting, with races two and three then following suit to complete the weekend on Sunday.
Like always, live timing, radio commentary and results are available throughout the meeting via links from www.joelgranfors.com.
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