Bullet Athlete Oliver Goethe (DN) scored his fifth Spanish F4 Championship podium finish last weekend in Jerez to continue his streak of success and remain in contention for the 2020 title after three events. It was the first time that the ROFGO Junior driver has driven at Jerez and, although the track is used as a host for the F1 pre-season tests due to its ideal climate, this was not the case last weekend. In fact, the circuit, located in southwestern Spain, welcomed the grid of 19 up-and coming single-seater talents with heavy rain.
But Oliver, who has so far scored a podium at each round of the championship, thrived in the tricky conditions finishing second and first in the free practice sessions.
After a difficult qualifying session, Ollie started the first race of the weekend from the third row of the grid. Unfortunately, to make things even more challenging, he ran wide and got dropped down the order. But that didn’t stop the young Dane. He stayed calm, composed himself, and charged his way up through the pack to cross the line in eighth place.
The second race of the weekend was a flawless display of Oliver’s race craft. After qualifying in third place, he stormed up to second place at the start and kept his position until the chequered flag, scoring his fifth podium finish in three race weekends.
Luck, however, was not on his side in Sunday’s second qualifying session. He got into traffic and couldn’t set a flying lap, which forced him to start race 3 from ninth place. He then dropped to the back of the grid at the start, but once again, the MP Motorsport driver – who is competing in his first season in single-seaters – demonstrated his overtaking skills, climbing from P19 to P10 adding one more point to his perfect points-scoring streak. In fact, this makes Ollie the only driver on the grid to finish in the points in all nine races of the season so far.
Oliver currently sits third place in the championship and is prepared to carry on this momentum and collect more silverware this weekend (26-27 Sept.) in Valencia, Spain.