#24 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Arden Ford)
British F4 Championship position: 3rd – 233 points – after 18 of 30 races (1st Rookie)
#33 Jack Doohan (AUS – Arden Ford)
British F4 Championship position: 4th – 201 points – after 18 of 30 races (2nd Rookie)
First and fourth fastest at last week's F4 British Championship test at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, Red Bull Juniors Dennis Hauger and Jack Doohan return for this weekend's three races. Coming straight after their wins at Snetterton the Arden drivers are looking to get even closer to the overall championship lead having taken big steps in Norfolk.
Norwegian 15-year-old Hauger is now just 46 points off the lead having gained 39 at the last event when he scored his fourth victory in his Rookie season. "We feel pretty good going into this weekend at Rockingham," explained Hauger. "It was a good test, we put in the fastest time in the morning session, then later in the day did some good testing and found some things we can use for the race so we were very happy with the day."
"It's an interesting track, fast corners but also slow hairpins and technical sections. The last chicane going onto the straight is important, technical and it's so important to carry the corners speed through there and get a really good exit."
Also making impressive championship gains is 15-year-old Australian Doohan, winner of Race 3 at Snetterton and fourth quickest at the Rockingham test. "Yes the testing wasn't bad at all," said Doohan. "We got some good work done and going over things afterwards we have some more things to try this weekend. There is certainly the potential for a quite a bit more improvement, I'm looking forward to it."
"I like the track, it's not a favourite but it's on the calendar and we'll make the most of it. It's different, a lot of it is about mid corner speed, not over pushing it so you screw things up, you've got to find that balance. It should be a good one."
Rockingham weekend schedule – all times BST (CEST -1)
Friday 10th August
12.05 – 13.05 Free Practice 1
16.55 – 17.55 Free Practice 2
Saturday 11th August
10:20 – 10:40 Qualifying (20 minutes)
14:15 – 14:35 Race 1 (20 minutes)
Sunday 12th August
10:45 – 11:05 Race 2 (20 minutes)
15:50 – 16:10 Race 3 (20 minutes)