There was little movement in the Brits on Pole All-Star League this weekend, despite a large number of Brits in action, as most fell short of the results they might have hoped for.
The notable exception was, of course, Lewis Hamilton whose win in Hungary catapults him up the standings to a place more befitting a Formula One world champion – although McLaren’s poor start to the season means he still hasn’t cracked the top five.
The All-Star League is our attempt to compare and rank the performances of the British drivers across as much of world-wide open wheel racing as possible. Points are awarded for finishes in the top eight of a race, and the results are modified so the stronger series carry more weight.
Neither Dario Franchitti nor Jenson Button troubled the podium in their respective Indycar and Formula One races this weekend but both scored points. The Scotsman earned more, though, and continues to gradually erode the Englishman’s lead.
The Star Mazda duo of Adam Christodoulou and Richard Kent may have lost out to the “Irish Steamroller” Peter Dempsey in their two races at Joliet, but their continued strong performances across the pond earned them another large haul of points.
However Pippa Mann endured another disappointing weekend, earning nothing from her Indy Lights outing in Edmonton except a blister the size of a golf ball from her steering wheel and an airport search as she headed back home to Indianapolis.
Fellow Indy Lights drivers Martin Plowman and Ali Jackson also came away empty-handed, while the best of the many home drivers in British F3 was Henry Arundel, who took fifth in the second race.
This week we have added Formula Master to the standings, giving a boost to Jonathan Kennard and Alexander Sims.