Emily Linscott Places 9th

In Oulton Park Thriller

The Oulton Park circuit, in Cheshire, played host to round four of the amazing Ginetta Junior Championship races on the weekend, supporting the BTCC, with Emily Linscott on the prowl for her best results of the season. Her pace in testing promised much, but her mantra so far this season has been to drive the best she can and let the results come from that

With the glorious sunshine helping the drivers to treat the 30,000 strong trackside fans to a stunning spectacle of controlled aggression, stunning car control and all round great racing, all of which was played out in front of the ITV4 cameras broadcasting the action live to millions of viewers, the scene was set for some excitement.

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Qually for Emily, once again, didn’t go according to plan as she struggled to find the pace she’d had in testing, lining up in 12th place om the grid for both races. Her thoughts after the qualifying session were typically honest, “I’m trying my hardest out there and for some reason, I’m able to do it in testing but I seem to get myself too worked up and nervous about qualifying, which is making me overdrive and not bringing the start positions I know I’m capable of. It’s crazy that I’m like this for qually, yet when the race comes I’m not affected by nerves and my speed and race craft comes in to play.”

On her first race on the Saturday, she remembers one thing in particular, “I was having a great fight with a friend from my karting days as he’d got the better of me when I made a mistake coming out of the chicane. As we got to the fastest corner on the circuit, the awesome 5th gear Druid double right-hander, I decided to go for a move that was a little daring, when I threw my car up his inside and slammed on the brakes locking all four wheels but still maintaining enough speed and to keep the momentum. This took him by surprise as it’s not known for being an overtaking place as it’s such a high-speed corner with very little margin for error, as the barriers are quite close there. I was pleased with that move, I didn’t stop smiling for the whole of the next lap.” Finishing across the line in 12th but advanced to 11th due to an alleged technical infringement of her teammates’ car.

With the confidence she’d gained from her race 1 antics, the youngster was relishing the fight in race 2 on Sunday in front of the much bigger crowd and television audience too. The start was the what you come to expect from these tenacious teens, some close contact, or ‘rubbing’ as it’s known in racing circles, with one cars’ wheel chaffing her door like that of Queen Boudica’s chariot, but nothing unusual really. Coming into the hairpin for the first time, there was a bit of contact at the front of the pack, which saw one car spin out, but not affecting Emily challenge for position, gaining two places in the process.

The excitement of the race continued with Emily climbing through the order with some exceptionally clever driving, picking her fights carefully over the laps, and by half race distance she was embroiled in a scrap for 6th place. The battle continued for the reminder of the race, but the pair were now joined by two others, both previous race winners. Interestingly, Emily’s take on this was one of depth, as she considered her options almost instantaneously, she said, “I’d seen Adam close in on me at the chicane and I thought I’d not defend but allow him past and see if I could jump in behind him and get a tow further up the field and then see what fight there was to have at the end. “The two title contenders weren’t actually that much faster at all, their progress through the field didn’t really happen so I had a go at getting a place back at the hairpin. I managed to get up alongside him, but my exit speed was compromised too much so I couldn’t make it stick.”

The four drivers duelling for 6th place went across the line in close formation, with Emily taking well deserved 9th place overall, her best result of the championship so far and something to really build on the rest of the year. She commented, “I’m pleased with my performance today, it’s helped my confidence a lot being able to fight hard for position with two of the title contenders, I’m ready to take the fight to the next round in two weeks’ time now. I’ve only tested at Croft, in North Yorkshire, once before but I’m looking forward to the racing there, it’ll be good. Bring it on.”

Formula One 2018: A New Season, a New Era?

With a new vision for the sport, could the takeover of Liberty Media bring a new era of Formula 1? Or, will they stall on the starting grid and watch the up and coming Formula E take the lead amongst motorsports fans? The sport is definitely shifting gear this year and Exquisite are here to bring you up to speed on all things fast and furious. ________________________________________________________________________________ A Timeline of Grand Prix Racing   1901: The first competitive motor race took place under the name of grand prix racing 1904: The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) was formally established to oversee the interests of motor racing organisations throughout Europe 1933: The concept of qualifying for grid positions at the start of races was introduced at the Monaco grand prix 1946: Formula 1 became recognised as a fixed set of rules for grand prix racing 1947: The World Drivers’ Championship was formally established, and F1-regulation races began to be held regularly, although they did not initially count towards the championship. 1950: The inaugural World Championship F1 race was held right here in Britain at the famous Silverstone circuit 1953: Argentina hosted the very first championship race to be held outside of Europe, marking the beginning of the sport’s transition to the global stage 1967: Fans experienced grand prix racing broadcast in colour for the very first time from the German grand prix 1994: In a tragic weekend at the San Marino Grand Prix the sport loses one of its greatest legends; Ayrton Senna, just one day after Roland Ratzenberger is killed during qualifying. The deaths spur a new focus on driver safety in years to come 2004: Michael Schumacher claims his 7th Driver’s Championship (and his fifth consecutive title), cementing his status as the sport’s most successful competitor 2014: The sport sees its first fatality in 20 years when Jules Bianchi’s Marussia collides with a tractor in wet conditions at the Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi sustained severe head injuries which he succumbed to in 2015, the virtual safety car measure was introduced as a result of the crash 2016: Liberty Media Agree a takeover of F1 from former owners CVC Capital Partners; a Luxembourg-based investment fund 2017: Bernie Ecclestone is replaced as the sport’s chairman by Chase Carey at the behest of Liberty Media ________________________________________________________________________________

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