Doohan and Hauger

Hager and Doohan continue the F4 title chase at Silverstone

#24 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Arden Ford)
British F4 Championship position: 3rd – 283 points – after 24 of 30 races (1st Rookie)

#33 Jack Doohan (AUS – Arden Ford)
British F4 Championship position: 4th – 259 points – after 24 of 30 races (2nd Rookie)

The Red Bull Junior Team have been at the heart of the British F4 action all season and that is almost guaranteed to continue this weekend at Silverstone with the penultimate event in this ultra competitive series. Jack Doohan, the 15-year-old Australian, was second quickest overall in Monday's test after heading the timing sheets in the morning for Arden.

Norwegian 15-year-old Dennis Hauger was less than half a second off and confident that once a technical issue is resolved he will be right at the front

Doohan quickly at home

Very much the man on form, Doohan was happy with the way the week started. "It was a really good test, all dry. We had been there before, much earlier in the year when it was very cold so this was quite different and I really enjoyed it on Monday," enthused Doohan.

"I think we are in a really good situation, we lost direction a bit at Knockhill with the rain and a few mistakes but we are ready to carry on now where we were at Knockhill in the dry."

"I like Silverstone, even the national circuit is a fun flowing track, plenty of fast corners and you have to carry the speed through the corners for the long straight."

"There are a few details we can work on when practice starts but we are very close and only a few hundredths off. There were a few issues at the test over track limits, not being exactly sure what was legal and what wasn't but for the weekend we should have that sorted."

Hauger hunting speed

Continuing the excellent form he has shown all season Hauger has an eye on more great results this weekend. "It's the national circuit, its quite short but it's still interesting. I have been looking through the race videos from recent years and you can see that there are a few crashes early on, something certainly to watch out for. So good qualifying will help keep out of trouble."

"We tested there this week and that went OK, the speed in the corners was there, really good, but we are still struggling a bit with straight line speed and have been trying to sort out a few things with the engine. So far it isn't right but the guys are trying something else now."

"If that is sorted I think we can have a really good weekend as we we were not far off at the test even with the speed problem."

Silverstone weekend schedule – all times BST (CEST -1)
Friday 14th September
10.30 – 11.10 Free Practice 1
15.00 – 15.40 Free Practice 2

Saturday 15th September
10:25 – 10:45 Qualifying (20 minutes)
14:40 – 15:00 Race 1 (20 minutes)

Sunday 16th September
9:40 – 10:00 Race 2 (20 minutes)
15:20 – 15:40 Race 3 (20 minutes)