British F4: Aussie Piastri Aims For Title

Australian racer Oscar Piastri has his sights set on the 2017 British F4 Championship.

The penultimate round of the 2017 championship took place at Silverstone over the weekend, with Piastri securing a pole position and his sixth race win of the season.

Jamie Caroline is the current championship leader on 412 points, with a lead of 67.5 points over Piastri.

From pole position in Piastri was a man on a mission in Round 27, determined to score maximum points and finish ahead of Caroline to keep his championship bid alive.

A flawless getaway saw him unchallenged into turn one, while Caroline ran around the outside of Alex Quinn and Hampus Ericsson in a similar fashion to his exquisite first corner heroics in the day’s earlier race.

It left the top two in the championship to battle it out at the front, but Piastri had the edge. He built and managed a gap back to Caroline to secure a comfortable victory, setting fastest lap on the way to the chequered flag.

“It’s special to win at Silverstone, the home of British Motor Racing and the Grand Prix,” said Piastri.

“It’s a home race for the team with TRS Arden based about half an hour down the road in Banbury, so it’s great to get a win and two podiums this weekend.

“I did everything I could this weekend. It’s a shame Jamie finished right behind me in second which limited the amount of points I took out of his championship lead, but I’ve managed to take the title fight to the final meeting at Brands Hatch and anything can happen there.

In the Teams’ Cup, Carlin have a 103 point lead of Piastri’s team of TRS Arden.

“It’s going to be tough to get the drivers’ title, but I will give it my all,” Piastri said.

The same goes for the Teams’ Cup too. This win keeps us in contention and if I can get some more wins at Brands Hatch we might be able to steal it at the end,” Piastri said.