Qualifying 1: 12th – Race 1 Grid: 11th – Race 1 Result: 7th
Reverse Grid (Top 8) Race 2 Grid: 2nd – Race 2 Result: 2nd
Qualifying 3: 13th – Race 3 Grid: 13th – Race 3 Result: 10th
British Formula 4: 3rd – 252 points – after 24 of 30 races
via Red Bull Junior Team
A second place in the reverse grid Race 2 at Rockingham means that 16-year-old Australian Luis Leeds is still third in the British F4 title chase with just two events and six races remaining.
Never one to dodge the issue the Red Bull Junior laid it out. "We had a tough weekend, not easy, far from it in fact. Again, like at Knockhill it was a wet qualifying, well it started wet, drying out then wet again. I had the chance of two dry laps and I messed up one of them, spun into the wall in fact."
"An uncharacteristic mistake for me I must say but it happened. Lucky I hit it at a good angle and didn't wreck the car but it left me back in the grid for Races 1 and 3."
"So I had to do the same as at Knockhill and make the best out of a bad start in Race 1 to go for the pole in Race 2. We went one better and got seventh so that gave us P2 on the grid for Race 2."
"I didn't make a good start, lost places but managed to get back up to P2 so at least there were some useful points from the weekend."
That's the point
"The last race was another tough one coming from 13th. We made up three places and scored a point but it's still a disappointing weekend."
"The positives are that I am still third and the speed is there, I got the fastest lap for Race 2 and without the mistake I could have qualified much better. These things happen, it's motorsport but we've got six more races to get the points we need to win the championship."
"Sure it isn't going to be easy but I never expected it would be," concluded Leeds who is now 35 points off the leader and 11 off second. The next round is at Silverstone on September 17th and 18th with the final on the Brands Hatch GP circuit on October 1st and 2nd.