Herta Crosses the Line on MSA Formula’s Inaugural Season


The final round of the MSA Formula season concludes with Colton Herta winning race three at Brands Hatch. The win is his fourth of the year and ensures that the American finishes the championship comfortably in third place. An impressive achievement for the series youngest racer.

It was the 2015 Champion Lando Norris who started on pole position, but it wasn’t a clean first lap, as he eventually went wide at Clearways, allowing Herta to take the lead as he recovered from his poor getaway.

From there, the two Carlin drivers broke away at the front with Herta setting consecutive fastest laps and building up his lead. The twenty minute race was fairly uneventful for him as he cruised home to end the year in style.

Both were asked post race about what there plan was for next year, with Herta not wanting to give anything away on camera. Norris meanwhile mentioned the Super Licence Points system and suggested he might be moving to Formula Renault, not wanting to take things too quickly.

As the race progressed the battle for third intensified as Enaam Ahmed defended his position. Ahmed had made it into second on the first lap after a slow start from Herta, but soon settled in as the best of rest and came under pressure from Sennan Fielding.

A last chance dive from Toby Sowery though ensured that Fielding would not finish in fourth as the British F3 Cup winner almost made another dive on Ahmed into the final lap.

Behind the top five was James Pull and Matheus Leist, who had both caught up in the closing stages while eighth went to the struggling Ricky Collard, who wanted to end his season with no damage as he tip toed his car to the finish ahead of his team mate.

However; it was an intense race throughout the field as various drivers tried to end their season on a high. Tarun Reddy would spin Josh Smith at the half way point, but all drivers made it to the finish.