Jack Doohan leads Dennis Hauger

British F4 - Podiums for Hauger and Doohan at Brands opener

#24 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Arden)
Qualifying 1: 3rd – Race 1 Grid: 3rd – Race 1 Result: 3rd
Reverse Race 2 Grid: 5th – Race 2 Result: 7th
Qualifying 2nd time: 2nd – Race 3 Grid 2nd – Race 3 Result: 9th
British F4 Championship position: =5th – 23 points – after 3 of 30 races (=1st Rookie)

#33 Jack Doohan (AUS – Arden)
Qualifying: 7th – Race 1 Grid: 7th – Race 1 Result: 9th
Reverse Race 2 Grid: 9th – Race 2 Result: 3rd
Qualifying 2nd time: 10th – Race 3 Grid 10th – Race 3 Result: 7th
British F4 Championship position: =5th – 23 points – after 3 of 30 races (=1st Rookie)

With overall podiums and Rookies Class wins for Jack Doohan and Dennis Hauger, the three races on the Brands Indy circuit were an impressive start to the British F4 Championship for the Red Bull Juniors.

The Arden drivers went to Brands with confidence after excellent preseason testing and 15-year-old Norwegian Hauger carried on by qualifying third for Race 1, his second best time was second quickest giving him an even better grid position for Race 3. Doohan, the 15-year-old Australian was a fraction slower in Qualifying but stormed through to third in Race 2 from ninth on the grid.

Hauger fast from the start

"Qualifying was pretty good," said Hauger. "I was P1 until the last two laps and then a couple of guys went a fraction quicker. So race 1 I started third and finished third, hard to overtake at Brands."

"In Race 2 I got a puncture, I stayed out, just fighting to try for some points, pretty disappointing."

"In the last race I was up to P2, there was a safety car then straight after the end of the safety car I went for P1, I saw it as my only chance but I locked the right right front and went off a bit. That put me at the back."

"That was the weekend really, the speed was there but the results didn't come our way. You learn by doing and we've got the pace so we've just got to carry that to the next round."

Doohan fast from behind

"The weekend was OK," said the reserved Doohan. "It could have been better but we can certainly take some positives out of it. I really enjoyed the Race 2 drive from ninth on the grid to get on the podium. I made a couple of mistakes in qualifying that made my life more difficult than it should have been."

"There was quite a lot to work out but I'm learning and we've now got a good base set-up to carry to the next round in Donington. I enjoyed the races, made some good moves, round the outside of two guys at once in turn 2, I really enjoyed that."

"It was a shame about Race 3, a guy spun in front of me and that left me last but I fought back to seventh, it's all good experience."

The next British F4 round is April 28th and 29th at Donington Park