Racing ace Jonny Edgar was delighted to up his pace after a great weekend of Italian F4 action at the Hungaroring.

The 15-year-old, from Asby, near Frizington, took a good step forward in the Jenzer Motorsport car in his first formula season.

And he is currently 11th in the championship with 23 points after eight of 20 races.

“It was definitely the best weekend of the year so far, I’m very happy with it,” said Edgar. “Of course I am learning a lot every time we go out. The team didn’t change the car much all weekend, just a little bit of wing or something where we needed it.

“Free practice was good, I was running fifth. Then qualifying one didn’t go quite the way we wanted, I went out and caught too many cars so was only 14th.

“Q2 was better, we went out into some space so I was P5 for Race 2 and then just got held up a little for the second quickest lap so P6.

“In race one I got a bad start and dropped back to 17th but then worked my way back up to 11th which I was happy with because it is so hard to pass here.

“I then got penalised for not slowing in a sector with a yellow flag. But it was early in the race and there are a lot of corners in that sector and I hadn’t had a clear run through them at all the laps before.

“So even though I slowed down really a lot for the yellow flag I’d improved my time through the previous corners so the sector time was too quick. I know the rules are the rules but it was a bit unlucky.

“Race two wasn’t bad but I got passed early by one car and then we all got a bit stuck in place for the rest of the race.

“In race three there was a bit more going on in the early corners and I got off on the astroturf and lost a few places, dropped back to ninth or 10th but managed to get back up to seventh.”