Tough showing for Aussies in Europe

Monday 26 September, 2022
Noah Lisle enjoys a weekend at Silverstone

British Formula 4

The ninth round of the British Formula 4 season took young Australian Noah Lisle to the famous Silverstone Circuit.
Lisle qualified in 11th position for the opening race of the weekend, later moving up five positions to finish in an impressive sixth place.
He was unable to build upon his impressive opening result during a frantic second race of the weekend, with the added advantage of a reverse grid start - that race resulting in a DNF on lap 13.
Lisle was the only surviving JHR Development car in the third and final race, rounding out the weekend with an 11th place finish.
Lisle now has 35 points and sits 13th in the championship, with the West Australian looking ahead to the final race of the season where he can close the gap to the Virtuosi pairing of Edward Pearson and Michael Shin.
The final round of the British Formula 4 championship will take place at Brands Hatch on 7-9 October.

Le Mans Cup

Andres Latore and Garnet Patterson’s outing at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit has ended in a 29th overall finish, and 25th in the LMP2 class.
After being unable to break the top 30 in both practice sessions, the United Autosports drivers were able to qualify in 27th position for the race but were unable to gain any positions throughout.
The result leaves the Australian pairing in ninth position in the standings, but with only one more race to come they have the opportunity to move up a few positions if a good result is obtained next time out.
The next round of the Le Mans Cup will take place on the 14-16 October at Portimão Circuit in Portugal.


Euro Formula Open Championship

Christian Mansell’s chances at a top two championship finish have taken a hit, after two DNFs during the eighth round of the Euro Formula Open Championship at Monza. 

The Australian started the weekend on a high, qualifying in second place behind teammate and championship rival Vladislav Lomko, before converting the impressive result into a podium finish in a wet opening race.  

Unfortunately, the weekend went south from there after a scary incident with Francesco Simonazzi ended Mansell’s race during an almost race-long battle for second place.
The incident meant there was lots of work for his team to get the car ready for the third and final race of the weekend. However, Mansell was unable to start the race with the rest of the grid and pitting after only a couple of laps to retire the car.
"The Halo sure helped us out today so huge thank you to the FIA, the marshals for their help, and my team for doing an awesome job getting me back out,” Mansell said on social media.
The result keeps Mansell in third position in the championship standings, 40 points behind Lomko with one race remaining in the season.
The Euro Formula Open Championship season will conclude at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 16 October.  

European Le Mans Series

The Algarve Pro Racing pairing of Alex Peroni and James Allen finished in 10th place during round five of the European Le Mans Series at the famous Spa Francorchamps Circuit.
After qualifying in 11th qualifying for the LMP2 class, the Australian pairing along with American teammate John Falb showed some great racing throughout but weren’t able to capitalise on a potential points finish as we head towards the back end of the season.
The team currently sits in 13th place with one race to go in the season, while only seven points separate themselves and 12th place.
The final round of the series takes place on the 14-16 October at Portimão Circuit in Portugal.
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