Young Australian racing driver Daniel Erickson was an early retirement from Round 22 of the British Formula Ford Championship at Brands Hatch today.

The young Australian driver said his Spectrum 011c spun off the track after running into the rear of Chrissy Palmer’s car at Surtees corner on lap five of the 12-lap race.

“Chrissy braked early, leaving me with no option but to collide with him,” Erickson said.

Rather than soldier on in the race and gain only a point or two towards the championship, Erickson pitted to after the incident to conserve his little-worn tyres for a concerted attack in today’s second and final BFFC race (5.10pm UK time, 2.10am Monday AEST).