Ahmed in Double Figures as Championship Gets Ever Closer


Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography / BRDC British F3

Enaam Ahmed would remain the man to beat. His second win of the weekend and tenth of the BRDC British F3 Championship ensured the title was all but sealed for the 17-year-old who has been untouchable this season.

Brands Hatch was lined up to be a potential bogey race for Ahmed, but the Carlin driver was quick to dispel the doubts as he led home an all-Carlin podium.

After Toby Sowery‘s exclusion from race two, the Lanan Racing driver was desperate for a good result. It would not work out for him though, as Sowery stalled on the grid. He did get going the second time, but by this point had dropped to the back.

Ahmed meanwhile started at the front and with Sowery out of contention, simply needed to hold off his teammates into the hairpin before pulling out a few seconds over Cameron Das. The championship leader would not be fazed by the competition and took a decisive win in the final event.

Das had had a terrible weekend to date and starting from second was vital for his confidence. Fortunately for him, nearest rival Callan O’Keeffe was dropped down a place due to James Pull‘s good getaway.

Das eventually came home for second place with Pull completing the podium. Despite their domination, this was only Carlin’s second 1-2-3 of the year and Das’ first podium since Snetterton. O’Keeffe would be fourth as Ben Hingeley recovered from a miserable weekend for a respectable fifth place.

Nicolai Kjaergaard had been on pace with his teammate all weekend and was finally rewarded with a sixth place, just 0.2 seconds behind his teammate. Elsewhere, Sowery’s incredible comeback saw him pass virtually the whole field to take seventh from the man who inherited his race two win, Krishnaraaj Mahadik.