Hendl-Cox extends points lead as Symon encounters trouble

Reece Hendl-Cox has extended his points lead dramatically after the fourth round of the 2019/20 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. The event was held at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park over a unique one-day meeting which added an additional challenge for teams as they had less time between sessions.

Hendl-Cox profited very well from the weekend after taking the opening race and inheriting the second race due to Chris Symon retiring from a mammoth lead with broken suspension. Symon’s misfortune meant Hendl-Cox extended his championship lead from 24-points to 92-points.

The ever consistent Liam Foster managed to finish on the podium in all three races again to maintain a solid footing in third overall. A post-race exclusion for Amy Smith in the second race for a technical infringement meant she dropped a heap of points to Foster and falls into the clutches of Asten Addy in fifth.

Addy was able to overturn Matthew McCutcheon in the rookie of the year points and place himself in fifth overall. McCutcheon failed to finish the final race of the weekend which allowed Addy to capitalise on the enthralling rookie battle.