The BRDC British Formula Three team enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Brands Hatch with two victories, two double podiums and a clean sweep of fastest laps from each of the three races on offer. Both Nicolai Kjaergaard and Jamie Caroline took race wins, pole positions and subsequent additional podium positions to round off a strong weekend for the team.
The sixth round of the British F3 2018 season got off to a stunning start on Saturday afternoon with an incredible qualifying performance from all four Carlin drivers. Caroline put his car on pole position, once again substituting for Clement Novalak, while Kjaergaard lined up alongside him in second. Billy Monger qualified in third as Sun Yue Yang rounded off the top five in what was a truly brilliant team effort.
The first race of the weekend saw Caroline launch well enough to keep a fast-starting Linus Lundqvist behind him where he stayed for the entirety of the race. Caroline began to pull a nice gap and remained in control to take victory around the Brands Hatch GP circuit. Caroline was joined on the podium by Kjaergaard who clinched third position and the fastest lap of the race which would put him on pole for the final race of the weekend on Sunday. Monger and Sun Yue Yang both enjoyed fantastic races, crossing the line in fourth and fifth respectively.
Race two, the full reverse race, was a tough one for all four Carlin drivers who started towards the back of the grid after their brilliant team effort earlier in the day. With overtaking notoriously tricky at Brands Hatch, the somewhat processional race meant that the Carlin boys in blue were down the order as the flag fell.
However, the team more than made up for this during the final race of the weekend as Kjaergaard started on pole position and didn’t look back to take an incredible lights to flag victory – and marking a welcome return to the very top step of the podium. He was joined on the podium by Caroline ensuring a fantastic Carlin 1-2 with Monger in fifth and Sun Yue Yang sadly out of the points following an unlucky spin during the race.