Kjaergaard closes gap with double win as team mates shine

Written by Carlin

Nicolai Kjaergaard ensured the fight for the 2018 British F3 title will go on to the final round, after closing the gap to points leader Linus Lundqvist in this weekend’s penualtimate round of the season.  The Danish driver claimed two impressive victories at Donington Park, closing the gap from 111 points to 50 with one race event remaining.  Team mate Sun Yue Yang ensured it was a clean sweep for the Carlin team, taking his first victory in the series in race two on Sunday morning. 
 
Standing in for the Formula Renault bound Clement Novolak, super sub Jamie Caroline followed Kjaergaard home on Saturday afternoon to make it a Carlin 1- 2 in race one and his fourth BRDC British F3 podium in just nine appearances.  The reigning F4 Champion also set the fastest lap of the race. 
 
Meanwhile on Sunday, Sun Yue Yang kept his head while all those around him seemingly lost theirs, in a chaotic race two that was interrupted by a red flag and later a safety car period.  The Chinese racer lost out at the start, but was completely in control at the restart to lead the field home and take a popular victory.
 
British racer Billy Monger was without doubt the quickest driver of the weekend; his pace rewarded with pole position on Saturday.  The 19-year-old lost out to team mate Kjaergaard during race one’s wet start, but was able to recover to fourth after putting all four wheels on the grass.  Monger set the fastest lap in race two which put him on pole again for the final race of the weekend, but a small mistake cost him the win with Kjaergaard again stealing through.  A visibly frustrated Monger fought his way back onto the podium, but wasn’t content to leave Donington with only a third place to show for his blistering pace.
 
The BRDC British F3 team will be back out in action for the season finale at Silverstone from 13 – 14 October. 
 

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Carlin - Tomorrow's F1 stars - today. We're 9 times British F3 champions, 2 times FR3.5 champions and racing in GP2, GP3, British F3 and FIA F3 Europe