Tweet
 
Jazeman Jaafar regains the Drivers’ Championship lead at Silverstone

Jazeman Jaafar regains the Drivers’ Championship lead at Silverstone

10.09.2012: Jazeman Jaafar celebrated three podium finishes at Silverstone circuit this weekend, with the 19 year




Jazeman Jaafar celebrated three podium finishes at Silverstone circuit this weekend, with the 19 year old Malaysian taking his third British F3 win and two second place finishes to regain the lead of the Drivers’ Championship.


 It was a fitting location for Jaafar to show such great form, after the young Malaysian had this week been confirmed as a British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star, the first Asian to have achieved this recognition. His achievements also brought him further success, being presented with the Mobil 1 Master of the Weekend Award for his strong overall performance.
 

Jaafar started his race weekend with a dominant practice day performance, heading the timesheets in both the morning and afternoon sessions. With a well-balanced car and plenty of pace, he headed into qualifying.  After an intense 30 minutes qualifying session the young Malaysian had posted plenty of laps with his quickest two counting for the third race grid (fastest lap) and first race grid position (second fastest lap). His lap times put him second on the grid for both races.


The first race of the weekend, with blue sky and an unseasonably warm Silverstone, promised plenty of drama and didn’t disappoint, although it was an agonisingly long race for Jaafar, after the final results were decided in the Race Stewards’ Room.
 

As the five red lights went out signalling the start of the race pole sitter, Alex Lynn was quick off the line and Jaafar was convinced that he had jumped the gun. Jaafar slotted into second place with one of his four team mates, Carlos Sainz, behind in third place and Jack Harvey, in fourth position. 


With Lynn a considerable distance ahead straight off the line, Jaafar was never able to get close to wrest victory, but after the 15 lap race he finished in a comfortable second place. Behind him the fight for third place was race long, with Harvey stealing it from Sainz to fill the final podium slot.
 

It was only after the race that the Stewards reviewed the track action and confirmed Jaafar’s conviction that Lynn had been too eager off the line, as had Harvey. A 30 second penalty promoted Jaafar to his rightful place and a worthy winner of the Silverstone opener.


Harvey was also penalised, closing up the gap between the top three drivers in the championship title hunt. Felix Serralles, finishing seventh dropped from leading the championship to tieing with Jaafar for second place. Jack Harvey retook the lead, but just three points ahead of Serralles and Jaafar.
 

Jaafar said after the result had been confirmed, “I was absolutely certain that Alex (Lynn) had jumped the start, so I was very deflated when there wasn’t a drive through penalty issued to him during the race and I think I showed my frustration with a very half-hearted celebration on the podium.


 I’m very glad that the Stewards reviewed the race footage and realised that I was right and corrected this to give me the victory I deserved. It’s a great shame that I couldn’t have had my moment on the top step of the podium, but ultimately, it’s the win and the championship points that are important, so I’m very happy now”.
 

The next day the British F3 field reconvened for the second and third races of the weekend and once again, more controversy.  Jaafar started from ninth place and had moved up to seventh place by the first corner and sixth position by the end of the lap.


As the race settled, it was Serralles leading, Lynn in second and Harvey in third place with Jaafar in fourth. When Lynn spun in avoidance of an off-line Serralles , Jaafar was quick to benefit, taking third place and holding it to the chequered flag.
 

Once again the final results were decided in the Stewards room, with second place finisher, Harvey, deemed to have caused a collision with Pipo Derani on the opening lap. His actions prompted a 30 second time penalty on his results which put him down to tenth place. 


This promoted Jaafar to second place in the final standings. Harvey was also dealt a 5 place grid penalty for the final race of the day for another driving infringement which Jaafar hoped would keep his title rival behind him over the final race distance.  After the second race of the weekend, the title chase had closed up with Serralles leading on 272 points, Jaafar five points behind on 267 points and Harvey in third on 256 points.
 

The PETRONAS Talent Programme driver started the third race from the front row of the grid, alongside pole sitter, Alex Lynn. Both drivers had a good start with Lynn edging out Jaafar in the first few corners, but Jaafar fought back and passed his rival to claim the lead. He quickly tore away from the chasing field, building up a gap of 2.5 seconds, but as the race progressed Lynn made a comeback from fourth place up to second and then started to hunt down Jaafar.


The Malaysian was struggling with tyre degradation, fending off attacks from Lynn, but finally succumbed to him with just two laps left of the race, so he crossed the line in second place. Meanwhile, his two title rivals were fighting over seventh place and with a strong points advantage with his second place finish, Jaafar was delighted to retake the lead of the British F3 Drivers’ Championship. 


The current points standings puts Jaafar 6 points ahead of Serralles, with Jaafar on 282 points and Serralles on 276, closely followed by Harvey lying in third with 259 points.
 

Wrapping up the weekend Jaafar said, “It’s been very tense, very exciting, and ultimately, very rewarding for me.  I came out fighting this weekend, determined to regain ground on Jack (Harvey) and Felix (Serralles) and I achieved my goals. 




I was 20 points off the lead heading into Silverstone and I’ve turned that into a six point advantage now. Three podiums from three races including a race win were just what I needed and getting back on top is a fantastic outcome.


It’s a great way to head to the final round of the championship, just a shame I have to wait three weeks, they are going to be a very long three weeks!”
 

The tenth and final round of the 2012 British F3 International Series takes place at Donington circuit from 27-29 September.
 
 
Alison Hill, ID PR  photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/jazeman-jaafar-drivers-championship-lead-silverstone-british-f3---102958.html

10.09.2012 / MaP

More News

Serralles and Lynn win as Jazeman Jaafar regains championship lead
09.09.2012
There was drama aplenty at Silverstone at the penultimate meeting of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series season, with race wins today for Felix Serralles and Alex Lynn, the latter becoming the eighth different victor this year.Jazeman Jaafar en more >>
Jaafar wins at Silverstone after Lynn is penalised
08.09.2012
photo:  Jazeman Jaafar en route to victory at Silverstone todayAlex Lynn suffered the highs and lows of motorsport at Silverstone today, winning his maiden Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series race only more >>
Rising star Jazeman Jaafar quickest in Silverstone pre-race tests
08.09.2012
photo: Jazeman Jaafar at Silverstone todayJazeman Jaafar underlined his intentions for the coming weekend of Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series action at Silverstone today by dominating the free practice sessions a more >>
Rupert Svendsen-Cook returns to British F3 as title chase hots up
30.08.2012
Race winner Rupert Svendsen-Cook is to return to the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series next weekend (8/9 September) at Silverstone.The 21-year-old from Suffolk will race a more >>
Jack Harvey beats the rain to win and regain title lead
05.08.2012
Jack Harvey triumphed in a rain-shortened round 21 of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series at Snetterton this afternoon, the Lincolnshire driver heading home Felix Serralles to displace the Puerto Rican from the top of the championship table.The race got underway in damp conditions after earlier thunderstorms and was curtailed on the ninth of the planned 16 more >>
Sainz wins in the wet Spa as Serralles takes points lead
28.07.2012
Carlos Sainz Jnr once again proved his mastery of treacherously wet conditions with a masterful win for Carlin in the 20th round of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series at Spa-Francorchamps this afternoon.   The 17-year-old Spaniard took th more >>
Provisional calendar 2013 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series
28.07.2012
British Formula 3 provisional 2013 calendar30 Mar  Oulton Park International  with British GT14 Apr  Monza ITA  with Blancpain Endurance05 May  Rockingham  with British GT19 May  Pau FRA  Grand Prix de Pau02 Jun  Silverstone Grand Prix  with Blancpain Endura more >>
Superb dates and circuits for British F3 in 2013
28.07.2012
British F3 at Spa-Francorchamps Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyThe Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series is set for a bright future and an exciting 2013 season, it was confirmed at Spa-Francorchamps this weeke more >>
No stopping Serralles at Spa, except the rain
27.07.2012
photo:  Felix Serralles is flanked on the Spa podium by Carlos Sainz (left) and Jack Harvey.   Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyCooper Tires British Formula 3 International SeriesRound 18, Spa more >>
Spa Race 1 results
27.07.2012
Cooper Tires British F3 Int SeriesSpa Francorchamps, Length: 7004 mSainz (above) led into Eau Rouge on lap one. Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyAir temperature: 31.5°CTrac more >>
Felix Serralles flies to Spa double pole
26.07.2012
photo caption:Felix Serralles at Spa todayFortec Motorsport’s Felix Serralles bagged a brace of pole positions at Spa-Francorchamps this afternoon, the Puerto Rican racer showing a clean pair of wheels not only to his regu more >>
Pedro Pablo Calbimonte joins T-Sport for British Formula 3 campaign
20.07.2012
Pedro Pablo Calbimonte, photo  by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyBolivian driver Pedro Pablo Calbimonte is the latest addition to the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series. The 21-year-old will race a National class car fo more >>
Big field expected at Spa British Formula 3 races
18.07.2012
photo: Championship 1-2 men Jack Harvey and Jazeman JaafarThe biggest European Formula 3 grid of the year is set to gather at the Belgian Grand Prix circuit of Spa-Francorchamps next week (26-28 July) for the latest rounds of the Cooper T more >>
Felix Serralles masters the rain at the Norisring
01.07.2012
Felix Serrales braves a wet Norisring  Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyBritish F3’s weekend in Germany came to a damp end this morning, with the third race of the weekend brought to a halt by heavy rain after more >>
Fantin & Tincknell take the wins; Harvey the series lead
30.06.2012
Pietro Fantin and Harry Tincknell set the pace among the British Formula 3 field at the Norisring in Germany today, Fantin taking the British championship honours in the first of the day’s races after setting a blistering qualifying pace, and Tincknell winning outrigh more >>
Brands Hatch winner Harvey hopes for more at Norisring
26.06.2012
‘A step into the unknown’ - that’s how title protagonist Jack Harvey describes the weekend ahead of him in Germany, as the cream of British Formula 3 heads to the Norisring street track in Nuremberg to do battle with the Formula 3 Euro Series regulars. more >>
Brands Hatch wins for Derani and Harvey
24.06.2012
Pipo Derani leads home Felix Serralles for a Fortec 1-2 in Round 13 at Brands Hatch today. Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyA Fortec Motorsport 1-2 and a Carlin 1-2-3 were the highlights of the day’s Cooper T more >>
Jack Harvey by half a second at Brands Hatch
23.06.2012
Jack Harvey this afternoon became the first man to win consecutive races in the 2012 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series, the Lincolnshire 19-year-old following up his commanding Rockingham win of a fortnight ago with another, altogether more closely fough more >>
Carlos Sainz psyches himself up for a strong Brands weekend
22.06.2012
Carlos Sainz at Brands Hatch today  photo Jakob Ebrey PhotographyCarlos Sainz bounced back from the disappointments he endured at Rockingham earlier this month with a virtuoso display on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circ more >>
Tincknell & Harvey make it three in a row for Carlin
10.06.2012
Wins for Harry Tincknell and Jack Harvey today at Rockingham set the seal on an excellent weekend for the Carlin team in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series. Tincknell took the honours in the morning’s revers more >>
Pau win for Marciello; Sainz regains series lead
13.05.2012
Carlos Sainz heading home his title rival Jazeman Jaafar at Pau this afternoon. Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyAnother race, another change of championship lead - the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series continued its ultra-c more >>
Jazeman Jaafar back on top as Marciello wins in Pau
12.05.2012
Jazeman Jaafar this afternoon regained the lead of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series thanks to a stirring drive to second place in the opening race of the Pau Grand Prix weekend. The overall winner was Italy’s Raffaele Marciello, one of the FIA Euro more >>
Fortec four ready for battle in the streets of Pau
10.05.2012
This weekend sees the return of the famous Grand Prix de Pau to the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series and Fortec is all set for what is certain to be a challenging race weekend at one of the world’s most demanding street circuits. Back on the c more >>
Norisring switch for British Formula 3
21.04.2012
A late change in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series calendar will see the championship heading for Germany rather than France this summer, when the series will join with the F3 Euro Series teams at the Norisring instead of visiting the Paul Ricard circuit.The switch is to add support to the FIA, whose introduction of the European Formula 3 Championship in more >>
Sainz and Serralles master the Monza monsoons
15.04.2012
The Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series is shaping up to be the most competitive seen in recent years with the championship lead now having changed hands at every race of the season. Spain’s Carlos Sainz is now on top of the points tables having this after more >>
Monza British F3 races results 2012
15.04.2012
Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International SeriesRound 5, Monza (ITA) 15/4/2012 9 laps / 32.396 miles Provisional results International class1  Felix SERRALLES / PUR,&nb more >>
Carlos Sainz slithers his way to victory and series lead at Monza
14.04.2012
Carlos Sainz is celebrating his maiden Cooper Tires British Formula 3 race win this afternoon after putting in an impressive display in treacherous driving conditions at a rain-hit Monza. Carlin driver Sainz gained the upper hand from the outset and quickly built a useful lead more >>
Lynn Leads A Fortec 1-2-3 In Free Practice Two
13.04.2012
Alex Lynn was the quickest man of the day at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy today, leading home a Fortec 1-2-3 from Pipo Derani and Hannes van Asseldonk. Felix Serralles was tenth fastest in this afternoon’s Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series practi more >>
Alex Lynn on top in Monza British F3 free practice
13.04.2012
Fortec Motorsport sprung a 1-2-3 surprise at Monza this afternoon, British rookie Alex Lynn leading home his team-mates Pipo Derani and Hannes van Asseldonk in free practice for the weekend’s rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series. more >>
Fortec Motorsport - More to come at Monza
12.04.2012
Just days after taking a double-victory at Oulton Park in Cheshire, Fortec’s British Formula Three team arrives at Monza for the next three rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series this weekend, keen to build on its early success. Taking two victories from a possible three, with both Pipo Derani and Felix Serralles securing their maiden Briti more >>
British F3 men ready for the Italian job at Monza
11.04.2012
A matter of days after a successful start to the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series the teams and drivers are already en route for their second showdown of the season, at the Italian Grand Prix circuit of Monza.Briton Jack Ha more >>
Carlos Sainz jun. off to a strong start – third place at Oulton Park
08.04.2012
What an opener! 3 races within 7 hours. 2012 Cooper Tires British F3 Series – British F3 championship, Races 1-3, 7 April 2012, Oulton Park.Carlos Sainz jun. (ESP/Carlin Motorsport/Dallara VW) finished on the podium in his v more >>
Two podiums and second in championship for Jazeman Jaafar at Oulton Park
08.04.2012
OPENING ROUND OF BRITISH F3 at Oulton Park Jazeman Jaafar collected two trophies in the opening event of the 2012 International British F3 Series taking place at Oulton Park in Cheshire this weekend. A solid drive to more >>
Felix Serralles makes it two from three for Fortec
08.04.2012
Felix Serralles made a stunning start to this afternoon’s feature race to take a commanding victory, making it two wins from three for Fortec at Oulton Park. Serralles started from second on the grid for the third and more >>
British F3 scoreline Fortec 2, Carlin 1 after Oulton thrillers
08.04.2012
Round one podium: Jaafar, Harvey, Goddard, Sainz Image by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyThree great races - three different winners. That was the exciting outcome of today’s Oulton Park opening rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formu more >>
Jack Harvey out of the box and on to pole, on the double
06.04.2012
Double pole man Jack HarveyJack Harvey turned on the pace this afternoon at Oulton Park to bag pole position for two of tomorrow’s three season-opening races in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Internation more >>
Volkswagen Quintett will vierten Titel in Folge holen
05.04.2012
Volkswagen in der Britischen Formel-3-Meisterschaft Start frei für die Formel 3 auf der Insel: Am kommenden Osterwochenende beginnt in Oulton Park die Britische Formel-3-Meisterschaft (06.–07. April). more >>
Jazeman Jaafar leads the way in final British F3 pre-season test
30.03.2012
Jazeman Jaafar finished pre-season testing at the top of the timesheets, rounding off a strong start to the year, with the young Malaysian heading the field in three of the four official tests held before the season starts next month at Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire.&nbs more >>
Pace quickens at Oulton Park in final F3 tests
28.03.2012
Top Brit Harry Tincknell at Oulton Park today by Jakob Ebrey PhotographyWith the opening rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series just over a week away at Oulton Park, Carlin team-mates Jazeman Jaafar, Jack Harvey and Harry Tinckne more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright