Tweet
 
Jazeman Jaafar going for championship title at Donington this weekend

Jazeman Jaafar going for championship title at Donington this weekend

25.09.2012: Leading young Malaysian racing driver, Jazeman Jaafar, will be going for glory at Donington race circuit this weekend




Leading young Malaysian racing driver, Jazeman Jaafar, will be going for glory at Donington race circuit this weekend. The championship-deciding final round of the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series will be a fight to the wire for Jaafar, Felix Serralles and Jack Harvey, the top three drivers in the chase for the title.
 

After 475 laps and 1952 kilometres of racing in which Jaafar has scored 3 wins with 13 podiums the PETRONAS Talent Programme driver, holds the lead in British F3 and with three races remaining his title hopes rest on a haul of points and podium finishes which beat his rivals.


Only six points separate Jaafar from the chasing Puerto Rican driver, Serralles, with Jaafar on 282 points and Serralles on 276. Not to be counted out is third placed man and one of Jaafar’s team mates, Harvey, on 259 points, just 23 behind Jaafar. With 20 points for a race win and another point for fastest lap, there are 21 points on offer each race, 63 points in total, leaving the door open for any of these three drivers to take the title.
 

It has been a season-long battle for Jaafar, with the talented 19-year-old never out of the top three in the championship this season.  His strategy for the weekend ahead remains as it has been through each round, as Jaafar says, “Every race I start, I go out to win.


 I’ve also proved this season that it is consistency and podiums which count, so I’ll take each of the three races as they come and focus entirely on that race, not on the bigger picture. Only when I’ve finished the third race will I consider my title position and if I’ve performed to my best, then I’ll be happy. The other two in the title hunt will, I’m sure, have the same outlook, so I’m sure it is going to be a fierce battle in each of the three races.
 

Jaafar, a recent addition to the British Racing Drivers’ Club ‘Rising Stars’ programme and the first Asian driver to receive this recognition, is eager to get the weekend started, as he says, “It will have been the longest three weeks ever when I get to Donington and I’m very pumped up for this finale. It’s been a very exciting year so far and I really hope that I can continue to perform at my best this weekend.”
 

Of Donington Jaafar adds, “This probably isn’t one of my strongest circuits as I only raced there for the first time in British F3 last season. Since then I’ve only been back for the official test a couple of weeks ago, but we ran well there, so it’s all looking positive for the weekend.


On the schedule for the weekend is the FIA GT1 championship and those cars put down a lot of rubber which is great for grip, but they also leave plenty of marbles which don’t help if you need to go off line to overtake. It all adds to the challenge of racing though.”
 

The weekend starts early for Jaafar with two practice sessions on Thursday (27th September). Qualifying will be on Saturday morning with the first of the three races on Saturday afternoon. The final two races are held on Sunday.


 

Alison Hill, also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/british-f3-jazeman-jaafar-championship-title-donington-petronas-driver---103454.html

25.09.2012 / MaP

More News

Down to the wire at Donington for British Formula 3
21.09.2012
After a season of excitement spanning 26 races on Grand Prix circuits across England and in Italy, France, Germany and Belgium, the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series goes down to the wire next weekend (29/30 Sep) at Donington Park.And wh more >>
Jack Harvey on top in Donington Park test
13.09.2012
Jack Harvey bounced back from his Silverstone disappointments to set a strong pace in testing today on the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit. Racing Steps Foundation driver Harvey, 19, was the only man in the field to break the 1m 23s barrier around the 2.5-mile track, which more >>
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 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 locat more >>
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 >>
Frank en Hans Thiers blijven via twee podiumplaatsen aan de leiding in Belgisch omloopkampioenschap
30.07.2012
Belgian Racing Car Championship / 24 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsVier van de zes weekends zijn achter de rug en zodoende zijn we over halfweg van het nieuwbakken BRCC kampioenschap. Het West-Vlaamse broederpaar, Frank en Hans Thiers hebben afgelopen weekend terug more >>
Nicolas Jussy, un week-end tout simplement parfait !
30.07.2012
BRCC 2012 / 24 Heures de SpaCe week-end, le Belgian Racing Car Championship, très officielle compétition nationale en circuit, s’est produit dans le cadre très prestigieux des 24 Heures de Spa. Et cela faisait… more >>
Nicolas Léonard et Michaël Albert 2èmes du championnat !
30.07.2012
BRCC / Total 24 Hours of SpaDepuis le lancement du Belgian Racing Car Championship 2012, ils défraient la chronique lors des Long Races, ou épreuves d’endurance. Au volant d’une Porsche 911 GT3 Cup millésime 2009 prépar&e 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 >>
Prospeed Competition on target in Spa !
09.07.2012
BRCC – 3000 KM FRANCORCHAMPSFor the second time this season the Belgian BRCC championship called in on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Once again ProSpeed Competition proved that it not only has strategy but s more >>
Scuderia Caira avec Karim Al-Azhari en renfort
06.07.2012
BRCC / FrancorchampsAprès Thierry Van Dalen lors du dernier meeting, c’est un autre renfort de choix qui rejoint les rangs de la Scuderia Caira en BRCC. Karim Al-Azhari est en effet un spécialiste de la Porsche Carrera Cup, multiple c 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 >>
Sites Internet de Kronos Events et Series
15.06.2012
La renaissance des Championnats de Belgique en Circuits : voilà le défi permanent de Kronos Events. Après les débuts réussis du BRCC à Circuit Zolder et du Be Trophy à Francorchamps l more >>
Scuderia Caira L’alchimie fonctionne
12.06.2012
BRCC / Spa-FrancorchampsAvec une nouvelle Porsche 997 Cup et l’arrivée de Thierry Van Dalen dans l’équipage, la Scuderia Caira a vécu un week-end riche en enseignements. Les bases sont là, il reste à les faire fonction more >>
BRCC Spa Races Le Michelin Award pour l'équipe GC Automobile
11.06.2012
photo: Christian Monballin (responsable des commissaires de piste) remet le Michelin Award, un dessin de Clovis,  à Sedrick Viranaiken (GC Automobile)Kronos Tyres organise un Michelin Award dans le ca 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 >>
Leaders position in Sprint Championship and podiums for Prospeed Competition at Spa
10.06.2012
BELGIAN RACING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP at Spa FrancorchampsFollowing on from the second meeting of the BRCC championship at Francorchamps Frédéric Bouvy, Christian Kelders and Damien Coens remain leaders in more >>
BRCC Spa Races: Les polemen redoutables à la pêche aux canards !
10.06.2012
BRCC Spa Races – 8-9-10 Juin 2012Pour s’élancer en pole position dans le premier round du Be Trophy 2012, il importait de réunir plusieurs qualités : la vélocité bien entendu, le sens tacti more >>
BRCC Spa Races Qualifying
09.06.2012
Short Races: La BMW Z4 de Grouwels-Dubois d’un souffleEn ne comptant pas la McLaren Lapidus de Hummel-Christodoulou venue juste participer à une journée de tests en vue des 24 Heures de Spa, vingt-trois voitures ont participé ce vendredi, e more >>
Scuderia Caira Thierry Van Dalen de retour pour renforcer l’équipe !
08.06.2012
BRCC à Spa FrancorchampsUne nouvelle voiture (une Porsche Cup plus évoluée qu’à Zolder) et un nouveau pilote : telles sont les grandes nouveautés annoncées par la Scuderia Caira pour ce secon more >>
Prospeed Competition out to score even more points than the closest rivals
07.06.2012
BELGIAN RACING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP:Next weekend the Spa-Francorchamps circuit will be welcoming the second round of the Belgian championship reserved for Touring and Grand Touring cars, in short the BRCC. But for ProSpeed Compe more >>
SEAT Leon Super Copa et VW Scirocco_BTCS2012 – Important note
07.06.2012
After a run, the delta of temperature between the inside shoulder and the outside shoulder has to be less than 20°CExceeding of some of these data levels (f.e. camber) may cause a tyre damage or a fall of performance more >>
BRCC Spa Races new timing
06.06.2012
BRCC Spa Races Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsJune 8 - 9 - 10 2012TRUC KS ENTRY VIA STAVELOTThursday 7 june 201210h00 20h00 Welcome open (Racing Hôtel)11h00 22h00 Paddock Op more >>
BRCC Spa Races La quarantaine bien portée
06.06.2012
BRCC SPA Francorchamps races – CIRCUIT FRANCORCHAMPS 8-9-10 juin 2012Trois semaines après un baptême réussi à Zolder, le Belgian Racing Car Championship vivra déjà more >>

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright