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Frederick dominant in Donington rain for fifth BRDC British F3 win

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Carlin’s Kaylen Frederick took a commanding win in the third BRDC British Formula 3 race of the weekend at Donington Park.

Frederick started third but battled with pokeman Kush Maini at the start after a great launch. He was forced out slightly wide by Maini but was able to hold onto second.

Like Sundat morning’s race, the conditions were wet and misty and far from ideal to drive in.

A few laps into the 12-lap encounter, Frederick made his move on Hitech GP’s Maini to take the lead.

From there, he went totally unchallenged as several cars behind scrapped over the remaining podium spots, and set fastest lap on the final tour for good measure.

Chris Dittmann Racing’s Josh Skelton came out on top of that cracking battle for second, beating Maini in a drag race to the line by a tenth of a second.

Skelton initially passed Maini after working his way past Douglas Motorsport’s Kiern Jewiss, but both drivers were able to keep with Skelton.

The trio at one point went three-wide, with Maini coming out on top in that tussle, in which Double R Racing’s Louis Foster also featured heavily.

CDR’s Nico Varrone battled for fourth, while Jewiss took fifth after launching over the kerbs at the chicane on the final lap.

Race one winner Foster was sixth despite being in that podium scrap, ahead of Double R’s Benjamin Pedersen and reversed-grid race winner Ulysse de Pauw.

 

Race results (12 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Kaylen Frederick Carlin 20m07.997s
2 Josh Skelton Chris Dittmann Racing +11.112s
3 Kush Maini Hitech GP +11.213s
4 Nico Varrone Chris Dittmann Racing +11.824s
5 Kiern Jewiss Douglas Motorsport +12.405s
6 Louis Foster Double R Racing +12.692s
7 Benjamin Pedersen Double R Racing +13.857s
8 Ulysse De Pauw Douglas Motorsport +15.370s
9 Guilherme Peixoto Carlin +17.934s
10 Nazim Azman Carlin +18.072s
11 Piers Prior Lanan Racing +20.574s
12 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed +25.230s
13 Reece Ushijima Hitech GP +37.863s
14 Bart Horsten Lanan Racing +38.575s
15 Manaf Hijjawi Douglas Motorsport +40.252s
16 Max Marzorati JHR Developments +57.096s
17 Carter Williams JHR Developments +57.273s
18 Oliver Clarke Hillspeed
Ret Joshua Mason Lanan Racing
Fastest lap: Frederick, 1m39.638s

Championship standings
1
Frederick 161   2 Maini 132   3 Jewiss 123   4 Foster 115   5 Azman 111   6 Skelton 108   7 Prior 96   8 De Pauw 82   9 Pedersen 81   10 Chaimongkol 80