Joshua Mason will make a return to the BRDC British F3 Championship next year, agreeing to stay on with the Lanan Racing team that helped him win the final race of the year.
16-year-old Mason will be aiming to move up the grid next season, after a learning year in which he made the step up from karting. He had missed much of the first half of the season due to age-limits and school commitments, but became a regular at the end of the year, recording his first top ten finish at Donington Park.
Lanan themselves achieved great success under the series previous moniker; BRDC Formula 4, winning the title with George Russell in 2014, while this year Kush Maini scored a race victory and multiple podiums to finish third in the championship.
“It’s going to be good working with the same team I drove for in the 2018 season, and I think the team and I can excel for the upcoming season,” Mason commented.
He won the final race of the season in estranged circumstances after torrential rain forced the race to be stopped after two laps behind the safety car.
“I have learnt so much in my first year of British F3. I improved through the season but when I missed a couple of rounds because of my education, I almost had to start again when I returned at Spa.
“But I had a great team to work with for this year and without them I wouldn’t be where I am now. However there still is a bit more learning which I need to do for the 2019 season, but I think I can do better in the 2019 British F3 season.”
He becomes the second 2019 signing after Lucas Petersson and Lanan’s first confirmed name.