Cane Becomes Youngest BRDC F3 Winner at Snetterton


Cane takes maiden victory at Snetterton. (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Jordan Cane took the reverse grid honours during the second BRDC British F3 Championship event at Snetterton. The rookie, moved to Douglas Motorsport for his debut this weekend, becoming the youngest winner of the series to date at 16-years-old.

The grid saw Cane start on pole, with the rookie being given a golden opportunity to produce a strong result from the front. Jamie Chadwick would start second after proving her defensive prowess during the opening encounter.

It was Cameron Das though who made the best start, with the Carlin driver jumping Chadwick at the start and taking on Cane in the opening lap. The Douglas Motorsport driver didn’t flinch though, holding off Das for the opening lap, with teammate Callan O’Keeffe joining him in third.

A disaster for James Pull saw him drop down the order, with the race one polesitter falling outside the top ten. He eventually pulled into the pits with a puncture as the leaders continued on.

Cane continued to hold off the pressure of Das as Ben Hingeley and Toby Sowery made it a five car train. Elsewhere, Enaam Ahmed had made it past Chadwick, setting fastest laps as he caught the front-runners.

Sowery started to fall back towards the end of the encounter in an attempt to steal the fastest lap, though couldn’t make it work as Ahmed continued to lower the benchmark.

Going into the final few laps, Cane started to stretch his lead slightly over Das, with O’Keeffe putting on equal pressure behind. This allowed Cane to take his maiden win with Das and O’Keeffe rounding out the podium.

Hingeley fell back in the closing laps, but held on to fourth from Sowery and Ahmed. As for Chadwick, she fell into the midfield, collecting another seventh place with Nicolai Kjaergaard rounding out the top eight.