05 Oct 2011

It’s all about the weekend – the 2011 British F3 finale

This weekend at Silverstone circuit will decide the final championship standings in the 2011 Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, with Jazeman one of five contenders for a top three finish, with just three races remaining. It has been an epic season of British F3 action, with Jaafar in the thick of the action at every one of the ten rounds in the championship.

As it reaches a climax, Jazeman, alongside Carlin team-mates Carlos Huertas, Kevin Magnussen and Rupert Svendsen-Cook, as well as William Buller driving for Fortec Motorsport, are all in with a chance for a podium finish in the standings, with only 21 points separating second and sixth place. Carlin’s Felipe Nasr has already captured the British F3 Champions title, with the other two podium slots still in contention.

The Silverstone round of the 2011 British F3 season will feature three races held on the Arena circuit, the track layout used for the annual Formula 1 British Grand Prix. A layout introduced for the first time last season, it has produced some of the most exciting racing seen at the venue and is a track which Jazeman loves. The young Malaysian says, “Silverstone is my favourite British circuit and I’ve never been out of the top five when I’ve run here, so perhaps it is not surprising that it tops my list! The best part of the circuit for me is the Maggott’s and Becketts section,  two very fast corners which if you get right, can really get your lap time down.

“We tested at Silverstone last week and finished up fifth fastest, which gives me confidence for the weekend. Putting more mileage on the car so close to the event is always good and I’m sure it will help us in our preparations on Friday, although I don’t think the weather will be the same, as we tested at the height of the Indian Summer.

Jazeman adds, “Rupert, Carlos, Kevin, and William are the four drivers I’ll be targeting this weekend, as I need to take points off them if I’m to finish in the top three, which is my goal. It’s definitely achievable, but I also know it’s going to be pretty tough. I have to have three really good, strong races, finishing as far up front as I can. It’s a big challenge, but that is what I love about this sport.”

The Silverstone British F3 finale kicks off on Friday 7th October with free practice, continues on Saturday with qualifying and the first race, concluding on Sunday with the final two races. For further information visit www.formula3.co.

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