Donington Silverware In SWR Caterham's Sights As F4 Resumes‏

Following on from a season-best showing for the SWR Caterham F1 Driver Development Programme Team a fortnight ago, first year BRDC Formula 4 Championship racer Jordan Albert is targeting his maiden silverware when the series resumes at Donington Park next weekend, 20th/21st September.Only six races remain on the 2014 schedule – the first three of those taking place on Donington’s full Grand Prix configuration – and alongside Albert’s podium bid, team-mate Diego Borrelli will be just as eager to chalk-up his best results of the year as both youngsters continue to make big strides.Two hugely competitive top five results last time out for Albert confirmed the pace which everyone at Chipping Norton-based SWR Caterham already knew the 17-year-old possessed. Ahead of the penultimate event of his rookie season, hopes are justifiably high of a potential podium challenge.Albert goes into the Donington Park races, rounds 19, 20 and 21, holding 11th position in the driver standings and is the highest placed of the Oxfordshire squad’s runners. Although 28 points behind experienced Formula 4 racer and category race winner Gustavo Lima, Albert can still make serious in-roads having majorly out-scored the Brazilian at Brands Hatch.“Brands really was a breakthrough weekend for Jordan”, commented SWR Caterham team owner Sean Walkinshaw, “He’s had the pace to achieve results like that for a long time, it’s just been a case of everything coming together. Qualifying was the key aspect of the weekend, getting that right set him up for some fantastic races. We’re confident he can be just as strong at Donington.”Venezuelan 16-year-old Borrelli, in his maiden season of car racing, has had plenty to learn this year but has shone on several occasions – not least with a seventh place finish during the first Brands Hatch visit in May and a fantastic top 10 drive in very tricky conditions at Silverstone last month.While the fast sweeps of Donington’s famous GP Circuit will be another new challenge for the young South American, he will be determined to continue his progression. Climbing into 16th position in the standings last time out, Borrelli’s next target is to try and close the points gap to the coveted top 15.“Diego has had a lot to get to grips with this year and a huge amount to learn, it was always going to be a season of development for him but he’s done a great job and has had some solid finishes”, said Walkinshaw, “His racecraft has definitely improved and he has shown some good flashes of pace, if qualifying goes to plan then three good results should be on the cards.”Qualifying at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit is expected to begin at 10.45 on Saturday, 20th September, with the first race of the weekend following at 14.15. On Sunday, 21st September, round 20 is scheduled to start at 11.20 with round 21 getting underway at 15.30.Provisional 2014 BRDC Formula 4 Championship driver standings (after Rd18):11th Jordan Albert, 166pts; 16th Diego Borrelli, 95pts; 17th Nicolas Beer, 87pts; 21st Alex Palou, 48pts


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