Gallery: Lyons and Stretton Take Brands Formula One Wins

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Picture above: Martin Stretton, Tyrrell 012

Michael Lyons and Martin Stretton took a win apace in the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship’s two races at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Having been quickest by half a second over Andy Wolfe in Saturday morning’s qualifying, Michael Lyons led the field away in race one in his Williams FW07B, pushing hard and never headed in the 25-minute race. A dominant lead was wiped out when the safety car came out after Wolfe and Steve Hartley tangled at Druids on lap 11, but once the field were released again Lyons pulled away once more to win from Nick Padmore’s Shadow.

Sunday saw a very different script, with Lyons out after just a lap, handing the lead to Matin Strettons’ Tyrrell 012. It wasn’t plain sailing for Stratton as Hartley closed in and was pushing to go past, but the staff car appearing late in the race denied him the chance to take the lead.

Race One:
1 Michael Lyons (Williams FW07B) 17 Laps in 25m47.498s (96.23mph)
2 Nick Padmore (Shadow DN5) +9.227s
3 Simon Fish (Ensign N180) 
4 Christophe d’Ansembourg (Williams FW07C)
5 Greg Thornton (Lotus 77)
6 Joaquin Folch-Rosinol(Brabham BT49C)
7 Max Hilliard-Smith (Fittipaldi F5A)
8 Philip Hall (Theodore TR1)
9 Martin Bullock (Williams FW06))
10 Jamie Constable (Shadow DN8)
Class Winners: M Lyons; Padmore; Ian Simmonds (Tyrrell 012); Paul Grant (De Tomaso 505)
Fastest Lap: M Lyons 1m21.080s (108.03mph).

Race Two:
1 Martin Stretton (Tyrrell 012) 16 laps in 25m05.127s (93.12mph)
2 Steve Hartley (Arrows A4) +0.669s
3 Padmore
4 Fish
5 D’Ansembourg
6 Folch-Rusinol
7 Thornton
8 Constable
9 Charles Nearburg (McLaren M23)
10 Jason Wright (Shadow DN8)
Class Winners: Stretton; Hartley; Grant.
Fastest Lap: Hartley 1m22.609s (106.03mph)