POOLE’S Reza Seewooruthun is meeting his expectations in the British F4 Championship as he delivered two fifth-place finishes at Snetterton.

The 17-year-old is sixth in the championship after three rounds. He is also the leading driver in the championship during his first season in single-seater racing.

The Hitech driver is battling against drivers with more experience, including championship leader Deagen Fairclough, competing in his second season in British F4.

Seewooruthun said he is meeting his objectives after a difficult start to the season in the F4 UAE Championship.

“We're where we want to be now,” he said.

“At the beginning of the year, we took a step back, especially in the UAE season and the first round of British F4.

“You see how tough it is when the racing gets going. But I think we're there where we want to be now.”

British F4 is incredibly competitive and launched the career of Formula 1 race winner Lando Norris, who won the title in 2015 on his way to F1.

The driver from Poole and his two teammates, Mika Abrahams and Fairclough, make a formidable partnership with the Hitech outfit leading the Teams Cup.

Seewooruthun said his competitive teammates are good to learn from and push him to get to a higher level.

“We're all quick, we're all consistent,” he explained.

“During testing we learn from each other so much. That's what's helping us put ourselves on that front foot and helping us overall.

“It pushes you because you don't always want to be second, second, second. You want to push yourself a bit more to be the fastest in the team. I think we're getting there now.”

Unpredictable conditions during the race weekend at Snetterton in Norfolk added another layer of difficulty.

This placed extra emphasis on adjusting to the track and becoming more comfortable with tricky conditions than the competition.

Seewooruthun said when asked about adapting quickly: “If everyone else isn't adapting, not massively, but if you can be that person who adapts first, you're going to find loads of time, and that's where other people are going to be losing to you.”

The next round of the British F4 Championship will be held at Thruxton in Hampshire this weekend, the 17-year-olds’s most local track, and the races will be broadcast on ITV.