Brands Hatch Kicks Off 2nd Half of British F3 Season


With rounds already completed at Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone, British F3 is hurtling towards the second half of the season at Brands Hatch.

Fortec Motorsport’s Will Buller is the man to beat so far with a 21 point lead going into the three races at the Kent circuit.

Buller said: “Obviously every weekend is important, but Brands Hatch will be critical for me to make sure I’m heading to the Nurburgring in the best position possible. I’ve not been in such a strong position in the F3 series for several years, but I know what I have to do to win. We got good points at Spa, I couldn’t have asked for much more, but I’m aiming to leave Brands in a stronger position that I left Belgium.”

He will be hoping to put up a strong defence from his closest rivals Jordan King and Antonio Giovinazzi – the two rookies have taken a pair of victories so far – an achievement also matched by Buller. It means that the two rookies are within two points of each other on 75 and 73 respectively, the Fortec man will be hoping that their battle for runners up spot will take the heat off him and stretch his legs.

Other podium finishers include Sean Galael, Felipe Guimaraes and Jann Mardenborough – although they all suffered various incidents at Spa with Nissan GT Academy winner Mardenborough involved in a nasty crash with Nicholas Latifi at Eau Rouge in race one.

It’s not only the overall championship that is still up for grabs with the National Class for non-FIA spec machines still very much anyones game.

Currently leading is CF Racing driver Sun Zheng after a near perfect weekend last time out, he said: “We’re prepared for this weekend, but I haven’t driven there before so it will be a new challenge. We did well at Spa, I think we can do well again there (at Brands Hatch).”

The races take place at 14:55 on Saturday and race’s two and three take place at 11:00 and 16:50 on Sunday respectively.

Also taking place on Sunday morning is a minute’s silence for Jeremy Lord, the former series co-ordinator sadly passed away in June following a brief battle with cancer.