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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Formula 3 and GT racing coming to Brands Hatch.
Brands Hatch is set to welcome a double bill Formula 3 and GT racing action next weekend.
British F3 has long been regarded as an important step on a driver’s career ladder and nearly half of the current Formula 1 grid has raced in the series, including World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. 2009 and 2010 champions Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne are currently impressing for Toro Rosso as they fight for a seat in the champion Red Bull team.
British F3 contender Carlos Sainz Jr, who is the son of the World Rally legend led the championships earlier this season and is one of the favourites for the race, as is his team mate Jazeman Jaafar from Malaysia who currently leads the standings from British talent Jack Harvey.
The F3 contenders will be taking part in three sprint races alongside the Avon Tyres British GT Championship which will run as an endurance event over two hours on the Sunday.
Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Mercedes, BMW and Audi are just some of the famous marques represented on a huge grid.
So far this year four manufacturers have featured on the top step of the podium in the five races and there is every chance that a different one will join the list at Brands Hatch. Among the contenders for honours, Wrotham’s Motorbase will be continuing a successful campaign with two Porsches that yielded pole position last time out at Rockingham.
Supporting the headline races will be sportscar action from Ginettas and Caterhams, while even more Grand Prix hopefuls will fight for supremacy in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship. Several World Champions graduated via this series, so fans are advised to pack an autograph book.