Round 7 of the 2019 British F3 championship took place at Silverstone this weekend with three races over the weekend.
All 3 drivers showed great pace during qualifying and resulted in a double pole for Kiern Jewiss, a 4th and a 5th place for Ulysse De Pauw, and an 8th and a 6th for Benjamin Pedersen.
Starting from pole in races 1 and 3, Jewiss finished both in 2nd place, and was pushing for the win in both. Although pleased with the two second place finishes, Kiern was upset to have lost out on the starts. In race 1, the eventual winner Sasakorn Chaimongkol was next to Jewiss on the front row with a new set of tyres. With slightly more grip on that side of the track he was able to overtake Jewiss and stay there until the end despite Kiern’s efforts to pass.
In race 3, and in second position after lap 1, Jewiss was quickest through the corners but slightly behind on the straights which made it impossible to get that first place finish. But, with a double pole which included a track record for British F3 and two second place finishes it was a good weekends work for Jewiss. A gain of 7 places from 15th on the grid in the reverse grid race meant Jewiss came away from Silverstone with a good points tally. He sits 4th in the overall championship table and has closed in on the top two drivers.
Ulysse De Pauw had a strong showing in qualifying and was unlucky not to make the podium over the weekend. He was battling for the podium in races 1 and 3 and made up 5 places in the reverse grid race, rising from 11th on the grid to 6th at the finish. Despite not making the podium Ulysse managed to come away with a good points total to put him in 5th position in the overall championship standings, a position he’ll be fighting to maintain at the final round at Donington Park.
Benjamin Pedersen showed good pace in qualifying but engine failure in race 1 while battling at the front meant a premature end to the day for Benjamin. Wing damage sustained in race 3 put paid to any chance of a good finish but it was race 2 that was the highlight for Benjamin. Starting last on the grid in 17th position, Benjamin managed to gain 7 places to finish in 10 place.