Makela makes it four at Knockhill Valle Makela took his fourth race win of the season in round six of the UK Formula Ford Championship at Knockhill in Scotland this afternoon (May 16). Daniel Clarke got a good start from pole position and...
Makela makes it four at Knockhill
Valle Makela took his fourth race win of the season in round six of the UK Formula Ford Championship at Knockhill in Scotland this afternoon (May 16).
Daniel Clarke got a good start from pole position and led for the first 11 laps. Charlie Donnelly held on to second up until lap five when Makela found a way past. Clarke lost the lead at the chicane, slipping down to fourth, handing the Finn the lead that he was to take to the chequered flag.
Donnelly closed the gap to the leader but was also coming under pressure from a recovering Clarke. Clarke made a move to the outside of the front two at the hairpin on lap 18 and tangled with Donnelly on the exit, spinning him into the gravel. Clarke lasted as far as the pit-lane before also retiring.
"Everything was great with the car and I had no problems," said Makela. "I saw something going on in my mirrors but wasn't sure exactly what it was," he added.
The removal of Clarke and Donnelly left Suk Sandher with second place and Joe D'Agostino in third. Sandher looked like he might push for the lead but decided to settle for second as he struggled for grip towards the end of the race.
"I wanted to push Valle but knew that if I made a mistake then Joe was going to be there so I took it easy," said Sandher.
<pre> UK Formula Ford Championship -- Round Six
Knockhill Results: 1 Valle Makela Van Diemen RF03 25m12.960s 2 Suk Sandher Van Diemen RF03 25m15.319s 3 Joe D'Agostino Van Diemen RF03 25m16.152s 4 Charlie Kimball Van Diemen RF04 25m19.610s 5 Sebastian Hohenthal Van Diemen RF03 25m20.981s 6 Yuya Sakamoto Van Diemen RF03 25m23.667s