05 August 2013

Jazeman to race with Carlin in British F3 at Brands Hatch this weekend

Jazeman Jaafar will compete with Carlin in this weekend’s British F3 International Series round at Brands Hatch to ensure he is eligible to race at this year’s Macau Grand Prix.

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The PETRONAS Talent Programme driver and British F3 Vice Champion in 2012 will be reunited with a Carlin British F3 car for this fourth round of the 2013 Series, using a break in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series schedule to race at the Kent venue.

Jazeman says of returning to the British F3 Series at Brands Hatch, “I’m really looking forward to being back in the F3 car. I spent three years in the formula and it was a great training ground for me, improving my race craft, driving skills, car set up and so much more. Going back will be a bit strange, but I’m so familiar with the car hopefully it will be an easy transition from the Renault 3.5 car.”

Speaking of a potential return to Macau for the F3 Grand Prix, Jazeman says, “It is such a great event and I love racing there, so if I can I definitely want to be there. Falling in the off-season of the World Series calendar, it would give me chance to keep myself race-fit during the quieter winter months and more street racing can only be of benefit to me.

“My most recent street race was in Monaco,” adds Jazeman, “and I finished on the podium there. I enjoy the challenge with this type of race presents, with the barriers so close, with the need to be very precise and error-free to get the best lap time; it’s a different style of racing than the traditional circuits, but very exciting.”

Team boss, Trevor Carlin, says of Jazeman’s return to Formula 3 “It’ll be great to see Jazeman back in one of our F3 cars. We’ve been working with Jazeman for over four years now as he has grown and developed as a driver.  Hopefully he will return with us to Macau later this year. I’m sure his maturity – despite still being only 20 – will stand him in good stead for Macau, which is one of the biggest challenges for any young driver. We’ve seen Jazeman enjoy strong results on street circuits such as Monaco and Pau and know he would be a massive credit to the team.”

The Brands Hatch round of the British F3 International Series, the third of the four rounds in the championship, is from 10th – 11th August. The 60th Macau Grand Prix takes place from 14th – 17thNovember this year.

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