Charles Leong wins first-ever F4 race in Macau

Macau racer Charles Leong has fulfilled predictions and won the Macau Grand Prix Formula 4 (F4) race.
Leong showed clear dominance as the fastest driver on the track throughout the weekend in both the practice and qualifying sessions .
His competitor was another local racer, Andy Chang, who finished second, closer to Leong than expected. In the last two laps of the race, Leong had a clear advantage over the other competitors, which resulted in him trying to overtake them. However, at one instance on the last lap, Leong was behind a slow driver – James Wong. The light blue flags, which signal that a faster car is approaching and Wong should move aside to allow the car to pass, was waved from Lisboa Bend. Leong, and subsequently Chang, only managed to overtake Wong at the Maternity Bend. By then, the time gap between Leong and Chang had been reduced to almost nothing, with Chang taking the unexpected opportunity to attempt to overtake the leader during the second half of the circuit and on the approach to the checkered flag.
Despite the pressure from Chang, Leong was calm, focused, and ultimately crossed the finish line first, winning the race.
With Chang placing second, the podium was completed by mainland racer Li Si Cheng, who came in third.
At the press conference after the race, Leong said, “right now I feel that I just reached one of my childhood dreams and I am bit speechless. I don’t know how to describe what I am feeling. It’s just too many things happening.” “I feel like I’m dreaming,” he added.

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