Chennai Turbo Riders racing driver Cooper Webster extended his championship lead in the second round of the F4 Indian Championship, which has seen several calendar changes due to weather-related disruptions. Asian Motorsport reviews the action.

By Nida Anis

The event initially planned for November 30/December 1 and December 2/3 at Chennai was rescheduled, with round two happening on December 1/2. The third round has been postponed to December 6, with on-track events on December 5 called off due to Cyclone Michaung.

Rounds four and five were also affected, with changes in the schedule and location. The races will now occur over three days, with the night race taking place on December 9/10. The fifth and final round of the championship will return to the permanent Madras International Circuit and is scheduled for December 16/17.

Webster extends championship lead

After clinching pole position for the first race, Webster narrowly secured victory over Rishon Rajeev despite suffering from a warped front brake disc. The 2023 GB4 Championship runner-up and S5000 third-place finisher’s consistent pace and strategic driving was evident throughout the weekend as he extended his championship lead.

Hyderabad Blackbirds driver Shahan Ali Mohsin won the second race, becoming the first driver to have achieved victories in both the flagship Indian Racing League and the F4 Indian Championship. Webster’s Chennai Turbo Riders teammate Dion Gowda clinched the third race, which was cut short due to a sudden storm hitting the track.

The third round of the F4 Indian Championship will take place on the 6th December 2023. Catch the action on Star Sports in India and YouTube in the rest of the world.

Header photo credit: F4 Indian Championship / Akhil P.


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