Germany’s Max Stilz clinched overall victory in the F4 Censtar Grand Prix of China after taking his second win of the weekend on Wuyan Bay writes F1H2o’s Nigel Quilter.
Starting in P2 the Blaze Performance driver jumped pole-sitter Harvey Smith (below) off the dock and led for all 25 laps to win by just 1.93s
Despite a race long chase and keeping the leader within sight F1 Atlantic’s Smith could not find a way passed and in turn had to stave off the challenge from Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed Al Mehairbi (below), the duo completing the Grand Prix podium.
Emirates Racing’s Jitprasong Pensukporn ran a solitary race in fourth, but picked up a post-race penalty lap for a jump start dropping the Thai driver to 7th, fourth place going to Victory Team’s Ahmed Al Fahim who made up four places after a poor start and passed Team Sweden’s Mathilda Wiberg on the last left, Wiberg failing to finish the race after leaving the course!, Maverick F1’s Adrien Durand finishing sixth ahead of Adu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Remeithi.
Today’s result puts Max Stilz 32 points ahead of Mohammed Al Mehairbi and 35 clear of Harvey Smith in the championship standings, with 40 points on offer at the final round of the year in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates in December.
Censtar Grand Prix Of China – F4-S
1st) Max Stilz GER
2nd) Harvey Smith GBR
3rd) Mohammed Al Mehairbi UAE
Total points from both of the weekend’s races
1st) Max Stilz GER 40 points
2nd) Harvey Smith GBR 30 points
3rd)Mohammed Al Mehairbi UAE 24 points
2019 F4-S Championship after 4 rounds
1st) Max Stilz GER 75 points
2nd) Mohammed Al Mehairbi 43 points
3rd) Harvey Smith GBR 40 points
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
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