F4 Macau Grand Prix – “I’m saving everything for tomorrow” – Charles Leong

Fresh from his win in the last F4 Macau Grand Prix qualification race, local driver Charles Leong Hon Chio is aiming high as he prepares to go for a final win tomorrow in the F4 race at his hometown’s historical competition.

“It’s an amazing feeling. To be fair I’m still pretty calm and not really super happy yet, I’m saving everything for tomorrow,” the Smartlife Racing Team said today (Saturday) after successfully defending his pole position.

“All thanks to my team and the Macau government for everything that happened today. We need everyone to come together. It’s a huge accomplishment for this event to even happen”

With this win, Leong has become the first Macau driver to win a single-seater race at Macau since Cheong Lou Meng’s victory in the 2004 Formula Renault support race.

Meanwhile fellow Macau driver, Andy Chang Wing Chung – who managed to improve his podium stand from third to second – vowed to do better in the last race after some aggressive attempts to steal the thunder from the eventual winner.

A three times contestant in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix between 2014 and 2016, Chang expressed the transition to F4 has not been easy.

“I think F3 is a bit more stable in the uphill and a bit easier to drive. The F4 is much slower […] but I’ll be studying my dash camera tonight when I was chasing Charles to find a way to get quicker,” Chang added.

The final 12 laps of the F4 Macau Grand Prix will be held on Sunday at 3:30pm.