Two new winners for BRDC F4 at Snetterton‏

This weekend's third round of the 2014 BRDC Formula 4 championship, using Yokohama control tyres, saw two new winners top the podium; Will Palmer took his first two wins of the season while Arjun Maini also took his first of the year.

Like the rest of the UK, Snetterton was basking in bright sunshine and high temperatures for the third round, featuring three races over the weekend.

Qualifying saw series leader George Russell take pole, just 0.004s ahead of Palmer with Raoul Hyman in third.

Come the start of the race, it was Hyman who benefitted most from Palmer's attempts to pass Russell, leapfrogging both to take the lead after the first lap. But Palmer continued to harry Russell, passing him for second next time around and setting about catching Hyman.

He forced his way past and didn't look back, reaching the chequered flag in front, having set a string of fastest laps and claiming the Snetterton lap record in the process. Russell went on to finish third with Sennan Fielding fourth and Nicolas Beer fifth.

The second race saw Arjun Maini start from pole, the grid determined by the top eight finishers from the first race reversed. Maini led from the start to the flag but saw a useful advantage wiped out thanks to a safety car period. Diego Menchanca was second with Russell claiming third, from sixth on the grid.

The third and final race of the weekend saw Palmer start from pole, courtesy of the fastest F4 lap over the weekend and soon converted this to his second win of the season. He was followed home by HHC Motorsport team-mates Fielding in second and Hyman third, the first time a team has locked-out the podium in F4 history.

The results means that Palmer took a record 86-points haul from the weekend, catapulting him to third overall in the championship, behind Raoul Hyman. However, it is still Russell at the top of the tables, having extended his lead thanks to a series of consistent performances.

Commenting, Head of Motorsport at Yokohama HPT Ltd, Mark Evans, said; "This weekend showed, once again, just how competitive the BRDC Formula 4 Championship is. It's great to see another two drivers claiming wins in the series, which seems to generate more and more exciting racing with every round. The races this weekend were very hard work for all involved, due to the heat but I am delighted that the Yokohama ADVAN tyres held up well and provided the drivers with performance and consistency."