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Oli Webb - 'rookie' F1 driver - scores valuable World Series points at Silverstone

Monday 22 August 2011

Oli Webb on podium

British racing driver Oli Webb (S 2004-2009) scored valuable championship points at his home race in the latest round of World Series by Renault this weekend, 19-21 August.  Competing at the legendary Silverstone circuit, Webb finished 7th and 12th in front of a home crowd of more than 150,000 motorsport fans. 

20-year old Webb showed strong potential during qualifying for Race 1, posting competitive times throughout the session around the 5.901 km circuit.  Feeling increasingly comfortable with the set-up of his PONS Racing car, Webb went out for one final run but, in one of the closest grids this season, a small mistake in the middle sector meant Webb lost valuable time and ended the session 12th.

Oli Webb in actionOli says: ‘I love the Silverstone circuit and have had a string of good results over the past few years, so I hoped to repeat that again this weekend.  It was fantastic to see so much support, and it was great to be on the podium as 2nd-placed rookie in Race 1 in front of my home crowd, with the Union Jack on my racesuit and boots!  It was a just a shame that we weren’t able to repeat that on Sunday as we definitely had the speed.’

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