Quick White struggles in Belgium
Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White was more than delighted to race on the great Spa Francorchamps as the FFSA French Formula 4 championship visited the great Belgian circuit for its fourth round over the weekend, but in spite of showing great promise, his pickings were slim through a tough weekend at the races.
“It was absolutely awesome to race at Spa, but ai, that was not our easiest weekend yet!” Stuwie admitted. “We get one practice on Friday and it was literally raining cats and dogs, so I was pretty satisfied to qualify in sixth on Saturday morning. “We had a good run early on in the first race, but then my car’s rear anti-roll bar broke and I struggled home in ninth.
“That was a bit of a double-edged sword as it meant I would start on the front row for race 2, where the top ten finishers in the first race start in reverse order. “I had a great start and led the way for most of the race before I dropped back to second, which was fine. “But then the guy in 3rd out-braked himself and took him and me out — so disappointing, but that’s racing.
“The team worked hard to get the car sorted, but I had to use an older tyre because one of mine was damaged with the crash and we struggled for pace, but I ended seventh to score a few points. “It may have been a hard weekend but it was just incredible to race at Spa — we had a great time and enjoyed every second,” White concluded. “Now I’m looking forward to the next Investchem Formula 1600 round at Zwartkops this weekend — let’s hope I can break my bridesmaid spell there!”