CLARK AND NASIR HAPPY FOR BOTTAS WINNING IN AUSTRIA, VERY HAPPY THAT THIS LCH VETTEL ORDEAL IS FINALLY BEHIND US. ON THIS PROGRAM WE INTRODUCE PEGLER’S PERSPECTIVE AND THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW…JAMIE CHADWICK!!
Jamie Chadwick, the 2015 British GT GT4 Champion, has joined Double R Racing for 2017 BRDC British Formula 3.
The 18-year-old, who will become the youngest ever female driver to compete in British F3, makes the switch to single-seaters after a number of very successful years in GT racing, which culminated in winning the British GT GT4 category alongside Ross Gunn.
Chadwick, who hails from Tetbury in Gloucestershire, has tested the Tatuus-Cosworth car used in BRDC British F3 on a number of occasions during 2016, including at Snetterton and then Donington Park. She competed in a number of races in British GT throughout the year too for Generation AMR Racing.
Prior to racing in British GT, Chadwick competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship after winning the prestigious scholarship prize, finishing eighth overall in 2014 and scoring five podiums. She also became the youngest-ever winner of a 24-hour race in 2015 as she took the spoils in the Dunlop Britcar 24-Hour race at Silverstone.
Chadwick said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be racing with Double R in British F3 this year. Whilst there were options to pursue the GT route, there is no doubt about the value of a top-level single-seater series to further develop my technical ability and credentials as a racing driver.
“It will be a fascinating learning curve and we have set out a two-year programme for me to establish myself and make my mark in the series. I’m also hoping to compete in a few GT events this year, but my main focus will be Formula 3. It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’d especially like to thank Tom Gaymor, Anthony Hieatt and everyone else who has assisted me with this decision.”
CLARK CONVINCES NASIR THAT THE VETTEL ROAD RAGE IS A GOOD THING FOR F1 AND THIS HATE BETWEEN LCH AND SEB WILL INDEED PRODUCE AN EXCITING SEASON! MM IS JAM PACKED AND WE HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH BRITISH F3 DRIVER CAMERON DAS.
US Formula 4 Champion Cameron Das has made his debut in European racing as the teenager competes in the BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy (October 29/30) at Snetterton with Carlin.
Das has enjoyed remarkable success in his short motorsport career thus far, with the 16-year-old only taking up racing in March 2015. After some karting outings, Das competed in the Bertil Roos Racing Series, winning one race, before tackling a number of other championships including F1600, F2000, Formula Lites and Formula Atlantic, gaining a wealth of single-seater experience in 2015.
For 2016, the Baltimore native mounted a full campaign in the inaugural F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda championship, where he took nine wins, 10 podiums and six pole positions en route to the title. Das’ performance was all the more impressive given that he won the final eight races of the year in a row to see off his competition. He also made selected outings in the Cooper Tires US F2000 Championship and will now join Carlin for the Autumn Trophy in Norfolk.
CLARK AND NASIR STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THE HONDA MCLAREN SITUATION! WE HAVE ANOTHER CLASSIC GOODY BAG AND…THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW FROM THE GRAND PRIX DE PAU IS… PEDRO PIQUET HIMSELF!
HERE IS A PRESENT FROM THE HOST…FERNANDO’S BAKU PREVIEW.
FERNANDO ALONSO: “Baku is a great city, and after the success of last year’s inaugural grand prix I’m really looking forward to going racing again in Azerbaijan. As a Baku Ambassador, I’ve spent more time there than a lot of my peers and colleagues, and it’s a really cool location to host a Formula 1 race. We literally drive straight through the centre of the historical old town and the old city walls make the perfect setting for this race in a new territory for the sport.
“After getting so close to scoring our first point in Canada and suffering another retirement, we go to Baku with even more determination, but it’s no secret that we expect to find this weekend tricky. After the power unit issues it’s likely we’ll need to take penalties, and the nature of the narrow, fast straights and tight corners means overtaking is generally tough. However, it’s certainly not impossible, and we’ll keep fighting as we always do.
“Baku City Circuit is the fastest street track on the calendar, so from a driver’s perspective it’s really exciting to be racing at such high speeds with the walls closing in on you either side. As usual, the starts are always one of the most crucial points of the race for us, so getting the set-up just right on Friday in time for qualifying on Saturday will be the most important thing.”
NASIR SHARES HIS RECENT TRIP TO THE PAU GRAND PRIX AND THE BRITISH F3 RACE AT SNETTERTON WHERE ENAAM AHMED GIVES F1W ANOTHER GREAT INTERVIEW, PLACES THE F1W LOGO ON HIS RACE CAR AND LEADS THE BRITISH F3 CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS STANDINGS WITH 241 POINTS.
Champion Enaam Ahmed returns to Carlin for an assault on the 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. The Brit stormed to the Autumn Trophy title with two victories from the three races held at Snetterton in October, and his partnership with the Surrey-based outfit will now continue into the year ahead as he looks to challenge for the main championship crown.
Ahmed graduated to single-seaters after a stellar karting career which saw him claim the CIK-FIA World and European KF Junior Karting Championship titles aged just 14. He then moved into MSA Formula for 2015 and finished the year as Rookie champion, before graduating to BRDC British Formula 3 for 2016 with Douglas Motorsport.
The 16-year-old enjoyed a successful season, scoring one victory and four other top-three results as he finished fifth in the overall standings. He then joined Carlin for the season ending, one round Duo BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy which he emerged from victorious.
Ahmed said: “I am honoured to be joining Carlin for 2017. They gave me everything I needed for me to deliver in the BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy so I am really looking forward to working with them in the main championship as I have some unfinished business to attend to!”
NASIR TRIES TO CONVINCE CLARK THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX WAS EXCITING! THE HOST IS MORE CONCERNED WITH FERNANDO AND THE INDY 500. WE HAVE A BRIEF MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL. AND THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW…ORIGINAL F1W LISTENER AND NOW MOTORSPORTS JOURNALIST CHRISTOPHER DEHARDE! AND WE TOP IT OFF WITH TECH TALK WITH TIM!!!
HERE IS FERNANDO COMMENTING ON HIS THIRD DAY OF INDY PRACTICE…”I was (running) behind a car just a couple of seconds in front, but we (tried some laps) without any car in front. We tested a couple of different trims and different setup options. The car felt quite OK from the very beginning of the morning, but then I think we did improve it during the day, so I’m quite happy. We worked still a lot on the race situation, keeping other guys out there and running in traffic. I think we found a good balance for traffic. I think tomorrow we will concentrate a little bit more alone on qualifying, but the priority is the race.”
CLARK AND NASIR GO OVER THE RUSSIAN RESULTS AND IN DISBELIEF WITH THE HONDA SITUATION! IT’A GREAT MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL AND WE HAVE A SWEET INTERVIEW WITH INDY LIGHTS DRIVER NICO JAMIN OF ROUEN FRANCE.
NICO JAMIN: I started racing quite late, when I was 15, by seeing my father driving in Europe. Before trying to become a racing champion, I had the ambition to become a tennis professional. I played tennis for 12 years (from 3 to 15 years old), then I had knee problems which forced me to stop. Then I discovered racing and that’s my new target – to become an IndyCar champion in a few years by growing up through the Mazda Road to Indy. Apart from that, I’m an ambitious and competitive driver. I’m always concentrating on my goal during a race weekend, but I like having laughs with my friends when I have the occasion!