British F3

Enaam Ahmed Completes the Treble with Carlin 1-2-3

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Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Carlin leader Enaam Ahmed has done the impossible by winning three races over the course of a single weekend. The BRDC British F3 Championship started in fine form with the 17-year-old rocketing away from his rivals.

Ahmed made another typically lightning start with team mate Cameron Das following him into the first corner as Omar Ismail challenged for second. Sadly for Ismail, he couldn’t hold onto the back of the American, as James Pull muscled his way past, demoting the Chris Dittmann Racing car another two places.

This saw the Carlin’s dominate the first three places, as Ahmed found himself under pressure from Das. Unfortunately for the American he was unable make any impact on the championship leader who maintained his one second gap.

Behind them, Callan O’Keeffe was slowly making inroads on Pull, but like the competitors behind, failed to be much of a threat.

The real battle turned out to be over fifth. After Ismail had fallen away from the front-runners, he found himself caught by Ben Hingeley and Toby Sowery who failed to make a major impact.

A mistake from Das dropped him back later on, ensuring Ahmed cruised to his third victory of the weekend, ensuring he becomes the first BRDC F3 driver to win all three events in a weekend, taking the full points.

Pull would round out the podium as O’Keeffe took a low-key fourth place. As for the battle for fifth, Ismail finally collected a strong result as Hingeley and Sowery finished within a second behind. Rounding out the top eight was Nicolai Kjaergaard, who was no match for Sowery after being overtaken in the first half of the race.

Speaking afterwards, Ahmed was elated; “I’ve had an awesome weekend, I didn’t think it was possible to win three races in BRDC F3, but just about managed to do it. I can’t thank Carlin enough, they’ve given me an awesome car. I’m still a bit lost for words.”

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