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British F4’s Carter Williams unlikely to continue FF1600 return

British Formula 4 racer Carter Williams said his return to BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford 1600 at Croft was just for more seat time over the summer break.

The American rejoined the championship driving one of Oldfield Motorsport’s Van Diemens after a late deal to race alongside countryman Aaron Jeansonne, but Williams isn’t expecting any additional outings.

“As of now I’m only slated to compete in this round. James [Oldfield] had a seat available, I talked to him about it and got it confirmed just after the Oulton Park F4 round” Williams said.

“It’s nice to keep racing over the summer break, I’d much rather be at a track than just sat at home.

“It helps keep the rust away and it’s always good to get more driving time, especially at a track like Croft. It’s difficult to get right, and not as straightforward as somewhere like Silverstone so it is a good challenge.”

Despite having to retire from race two with an electrical fault, he was excited to have had the opportunity to race the car – having driven a Don Hardman Racing-prepared Ray last year.

“I always wanted to try a Van Diemen and see what they were like to race, and it certainly is a lot different to the Ray, it’s a very different style of driving.

“It always felt like you had to really slide the Ray. You do have to slide the Van Diemen a bit, but this feels conventional – more of a normal feeling.”

Williams finished ninth in National FF1600 last year, and is currently also ninth in the British F4 standings with two podiums to his name.

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