Adam Christodoulou

CR Scuderia’s Adam Christodoulou said he would be back on top at Thruxton this weekend and he wasn’t joking. The 18 year-old was blindingly fast in qualifying, taking pole position for both races. He converted his first pole into a win in race one but was penalised in race two when he was deemed to have jumped the start. He continues to lead the Formula Renault UK Championship with a 13-point lead and 4 convincing wins from 8 races.

Adam Christodoulou:
“Qualifying was spot on at Thruxton; the car handled like a dream, the team did their job, I did mine and we couldn’t have asked for a better result. All I had to do then was finish it off with two race wins. I got away okay at the start of race one and managed to keep Riki (Christodoulou) behind me all the way to the chequered flag. I inched forward very slightly in race two and soon got the call that I had jumped the start. I guess they watch you like hawks when you are on pole and those couple of inches were enough for a penalty. The marshals called me in to serve my drive-thru penalty but the safety car had just come out so I had to wait even longer in the pitlane to get the green light. I then had to go back a few laps later and serve it all over again as I had come in while the safety car was out! There isn’t a lot you can do after losing so much time as you can’t get anywhere near the points. I took fastest lap though and broke the lap record too that helped the points situation a bit. I’m still leading and I’m going to Croft in two weeks confident of some good results.”