FIRST FORMULA RENAULT WIN FOR JOSH SCOTT CRS Racing's Josh Scott delivered an emphatic lights-to-flag victory on Sunday morning at Silverstone. Unfazed by the capacity crowd around the Grand Prix Circuit, the Aussie driver cruised to the race ...
FIRST FORMULA RENAULT WIN FOR JOSH SCOTT
CRS Racing's Josh Scott delivered an emphatic lights-to-flag victory on Sunday morning at Silverstone. Unfazed by the capacity crowd around the Grand Prix Circuit, the Aussie driver cruised to the race win after taking pole position for the first of the weekend's two races.
"I got a clean start and was able to build a clear gap," said Josh. "At about the halfway mark the safety car came out and, although I lost the gap, I had the chance to cool the car down and give the tyres a rest. I got a good jump at the restart and other than going a bit wide into Priory on one lap I had a clear run to the flag. James (Calado) kept me honest but there's no way he was coming past."
Josh recently commented that the level of competition has increased in Formula Renault this year and as a second year driver he wanted to be higher up the rankings.
"It's an amazing to get my first Formula Renault win," he said. "The pressure has been on me as I'm not where I want to be in the championship. I really needed to turn my season around here and hopefully this is it...the turning point. It was great to do it at such a great track and in front of a fantastic crowd."
In the second of today's races, Josh started from sixth place on the grid and finished sixth. That doesn't tell the full story though as he had some fantastic battles, swopping places for fourth, fifth and sixth throughout the race.
After a tough time in race one that saw him go from 11th on the grid to 12th at the finish, Harry Tincknell put it all right in race two, which he started from 15th place.
"I got a great start off the line and took a couple of places straight away," said Harry. "There was a bit of carnage in front of me but I managed to avoid all of that. The car was fantastic through the quick corners at the start of the lap and I was able to push really hard. I got up to tenth behind Matias (Laine) and had a look a few times as we went into Stowe before I managed to get the slipstream down the Hangar Straight and lunged him, taking ninth. I passed Blomstedt when he made a mistake and that was me in eighth place for the finish. I must say the first eight laps of that race were the best racing laps I have had this year; it was great!"
This was Lewis Williamson's first race meeting at the Silverstone Grand Prix track so it was a learning experience for the young Scot.
"In the first race this morning I just couldn't get to grips with the car through the fast corners at the start of the lap so w e made a few changes for race two. This was going okay but then I got boxed in at Vale and had to take to the grass. I lost a few places but managed to pass quite a few cars to get back up to 13th."
Matias Laine has had a very busy weekend as he was also running in the Formula Renault Eurocup races at Silverstone. He struggled to get the best out of the car but managed to salvage two finishes in 10th and 11th place. Mick Lyons had a very hard time in race one when he dropped from 21st to 27th but finished in 19th for race two.
The Formula Renault runners have a bit of down time now as there is a month-long gap in the calendar before racing resumes at Snetterton on 2 August.