story from; Red Bull Junior Team
#26 Luis Leeds (AUS – Arden Mygale-Ford)
F4 British Championship: 4th – 152 points – after 15 of 30 races
After a six week summer break, including a trip home to Australia, 16-year-old Luis Leeds is back in action at Snetterton for the second half of the F4 British Championship. The Red Bull Junior aims to restart where he left off at Croft, on the podium and winning.
He lies 4th in the title chase, just a point off third and 32 off the lead. "I had a great time at home," grinned Leeds. "I did a bit of racing just for fun and it was cool to catch up with all my old friends so it was a great break but it's fantastic to be back and I can't wait to go racing again," enthused the Arden driver. "I flew in on Monday, was in the car on Tuesday and the sim on Wednesday so we are straight back into it."
Up to speed
"Tuesday's test was at Rockingham and it went very well, we expected just to get back in the rhythm ready for the weekend but it went much better than we expected so we were really happy with the test, just great."
"We have also tested at Snetterton earlier in the year, we had track time in the wet and the dry and were quick in both conditions so we are well prepared. It is a really technical circuit, a good test for drivers, you can really make a difference so I expect there will be a difference from top to bottom," continued the Victorian.
Up to power
"All the engines were returned to the manufacturers during the break and were checked for power so they should be very equal now. Passing is always difficult in F4 so now with the engines equalised again it really will be just down to the drivers and I think the good ones are going to show up at Snetterton."
"I enjoyed the first half of the season, a load of podiums and a couple of wins so I want to do even better in the second half. We were unlucky at Oulton and that cost us a lot but that is all it was, bad luck and we have everything we need to do well.
Snetterton weekend schedule – all times British Summer Time (CEST -1)
Friday July 29th
09.00 Testing – 45 minutes
13.40 Testing – 45 minutes
Saturday July 30th
13.55 Race 1
17.15 Race 2
Sunday July 31st
14.50 Race 3