Jack Doohan Brands Hatch

British F4 - Hauger and Doohan determined for Donington

#33 Jack Doohan (AUS – Arden Ford)
British F4 Championship position: =5th – 23 points – after 3 of 30 races (=1st Rookie)

#24 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Arden Ford)
British F4 Championship position: =5th – 23 points – after 3 of 30 races (=1st Rookie)

Jack Doohan and Dennis Hauger are joint F4 Rookie leaders and fifth overall after the first three British Championship rounds at Brands. They head to Donington this weekend determined to do even better. The Red Bull Juniors were even more impressive preseason and know they can be battling for the win at each outing.

Both had no trouble working with the Arden team through testing to get the full use of the car, just leaving the race craft to be improved.

Hauger happy with progress

"I think we had the pace at last race," explained 15-year-old Norwegian Hauger. "The speed was there, we just have to learn from the races. Obviously it is very different from karting, so we've just got to take what we learnt there and carry it over to Donington, not make the same mistakes as I did there."

"We tested on Monday, speed wasn't too bad but for sure we have something to work on for Thursday. We know what we've got to do so I think we'll be fine for the weekend. For my side I will just keep learning, adapting to the differences to karting especially in the races, learning the overtakes, not pushing too hard at the wrong time, nothing too aggressive without thinking."

Doohan keeping the speed up

"It's going to be really good," smiled the 15-year-old Australian. "After the experience gained at Brands I'm more confident going into the weekend, I know what to expect so that's going to really help. I feel good, a couple of issues holding us back but we should have them sorted by Saturday."

Already with Donington track time under his belt Doohan knows what he will be working on. "I feel like I've got the lines, the technique for the track is good, just some things we need to fine tune, myself and the car, a bit of speed that we need to pick up for the weekend, that will come, we know that so it should be good."

"Getting around Donington is all about keeping the speed up through the fourth gear corners. You don't want that to drop off, keep the revs up, if you loose them it takes time to get them back, keep the brake pressure low even if it means braking a bit earlier to get yourself set up and quicker through the corner."

Donington Park weekend schedule – all times BST (CEST -1)

Thursday 26th April
09:50 – 10:35 Free Practice 1 – 45 minutes
13.25 – 14:05 Free Practice 2 – 40 minutes

Saturday 28th April
10:55 – 11:15 Qualifying (20 minutes)
16:00 – 16:20 Race 1 (20 minutes)

Sunday 29th April
09:25 – 09:45 Race 2 (20 minutes)
15:20 – 15:40 Race 3 (20 minutes)