Strong showing for Alibhai in Knockhill British F4
Johannesburg youngster Aqil Alibhai enjoyed an excellent FIA British F4 outing at Knockhill in Scotland over the weekend. Virtuosi Racing driver Alibhai relished in the wet conditions to qualify fifth for the first race and sixth for the finale, before making up places and scoring points in all three races.
“We had a positive weekend in Scotland,” Aqil reported. “Qualifying in the rain levelled the playing field a little and I was able to secure a couple of decent starting positions for races 1 and 3. The first race on Saturday started wet with showers on and off throughout and I was once again comfortable, made up a place and finished a close fourth.
“That put me thirteenth on Sunday’s reverse grid race and I made up a couple of places to come home eleventh, before picking up another place to finish fifth in a hard-fought final. “So all in all Knockhill was among my better rounds of the season. I qualified well, made up places and had good pace throughout, and scored points in each race.
“We have two rounds to go in this year’s ROKiT British F4 championship, with the Donington GP circuit in two weeks, before the season finale at Brands Hatch in October. My focus will be on qualifying well again and more races like today. Special thanks to Virtuosi Racing for a great car as always, and to all my fans and supporters. We hope we are doing you all proud!”
Issued on behalf of Aqil Alibhai
|British Formula 4 Round 7 Report
|12-13 August 2023
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