Jewiss Wins for Douglas Motorsport at Brands Hatch

Jewiss Wins for Douglas Motorsport at Brands Hatch

Round 6 of the 2019 British F3 championship took place at Brands Hatch this weekend.

It was a great weekend for Douglas Motorsport and Kiern Jewiss. A great qualifying session saw him come away with his maiden British F3 and a second place after managing to secure P2 for race 1 and race 3.


Kiern Jewiss at Brands Hatch

The weekend started so well with Kiern Jewiss posting great times in qualifying, he had enough speed around the track to earn P2 starting position in races 1 and 3. Starting position is vital at Brands as overtaking is difficult.

Jewiss was able to maintain his second place throughout the race and started to gain ground on the leader toward the end of the race. He brought his Douglas Motorsport home in second place, continuing his impressive results over the last few rounds.                                                

It was a good race and there was clearly a difference between the two cars. He drove away at the start but then I started coming in towards the end but unfortunately we ran out of laps. But around here I’m not sure I’d have got past so I need to work on those first few laps and see if we can get a bit more speed out of the car. But it was a good race for us and a great job by Douglas Motorsport and huge thanks to my sponsors FM Conway and Morgan Bros. 

I’ll try and get a few places tomorrow without losing a front wing, or doing anything stupid and then we’ll go again for race three. We always go out to try and win but we’ll see what happens.

Kiern Jewiss

2nd place, Race 1

Race 2, which is a reverse grid meant Jewiss had to start his race in second last position. Speaking after race one, Jewiss said “I’ll try and get a few places tomorrow without losing a front wing, or doing anything stupid and then we’ll go again for race three”.  He did just as he said he would do and would go again in race 3.

Kiern Jewiss at Donington

He certainly did go again! He took advantage of a great start to claim his first BRDC British F3 race win of the year. He catapulted himself into first position early on and was able to hold on until the lights signaled the end of the race. 

To add to the celebrations, Ulysse de Pauw brought his Douglas Motorsport car home in third position, giving him his second podium finish of the year.

It’s about time, a long time coming, but what a way to go out in style at my home race with all the guys from FM Conway, my family and friends, it’s been great. Big thanks to them and Douglas Motorsport who have done a great job this weekend. I was hanging on out there a lot but we won the race so it doesn’t matter. 

At the start I thought ‘here we go, that’s alright, we can pull out a gap’ but then he started coming at me and I thought ‘oh no, go away!’ But it’s been great and hopefully we can go forward to Silverstone and have another great result.

Kiern Jewiss

Winner, Race 3

It was pretty hard because Clement (Novalak) was behind and he was putting a lot of pressure on me. I couldn’t build a gap as he was always with me but he never had a chance to attack me. I managed to keep him behind me and I’m pretty happy with that podium on my first time here. 

The 1-3 finish means the team are working pretty well and I’m really happy for them.

Ulysse de Pauw

3rd Place, Race 3

Ulysse De Pauw Celebrates
Podium for Gus Burton at Snetterton

Podium for Gus Burton at Snetterton

Snetterton 300 - 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship

Round 6, 3rd and 4th August

A 3rd place finish for Gus Burton and a 5th place finish for Lorcan Hanafin in the first race of the weekend was the highlight for the Douglas Motorsport team

It was Burton’s second podium of the season and a great result considering he started the race from 8th on the grid. Lorcan Hanafin’s 5th place finish was another impressive feat, considering that he started the race in 13th position.


The next race was the re-staging of a previously cancelled race from Croft Circuit, meaning the young drivers would be racing four race over the weekend. The re-scheduled race saw Gus Burton delivered another good performance, a performance that saw him make up 6 places. Starting in 11th place, he came in home in 5th. 

The final two races of the weekend saw Gus Burton continue his impressive performance with a 4th place finish in the 1st race while Lorcan Hanafin’s 9th place in the final race was the best result for the team.

British F3 Championship weekend at Spa, Francorchamps 20,21 July

British F3 Championship weekend at Spa, Francorchamps 20,21 July

Round 5 of the 2019 British F3 championship comprised of three races over the weekend of July 20th 21st at Belgium’s Spa Francorchamp race track.

Spa-Francorchamp is a real favourite of racers and fans alike and is now a favourite of Kiern Jewiss after a weekend of impressive racing. After qualifying in 10th position for race 1 Jewiss made up 5 places to finish in 5th place. As race 2 is always a reverse grid Jewiss began this race in 14 position before making up 6 places to finish in 8th. His best result came in race 3 and from a starting position of 10th. Kiern managed to finish on the podium, in 3rd place. His charge to the podium was impressive, gaining two places on the opening lap, another two on lap three, and then moved past Ericsson on lap four to claim fifth. Setting the fastest lap of the race, he closed down on Maldonado and went up the inside of La Source before storming past Verhagen on the Kemmel Straight moments later to claim third. A great result for Kiern and Douglas Motorsport.


I’ve really enjoyed this weekend, I’ve actually been let free to actually go and race and I can’t wait to get to another track where hopefully we can overtake on and not be ruined by the downforce and losing it. I really enjoyed the racing, it’s a track I wasn’t looking forward to, I thought it would be one of my worst tracks of the year, but it turned out pretty good so I’m really happy.

The start wasn’t great, I was boxed in all the way and I had to keep my nose clean and don’t lose the wing, and then just chip away at the end. The car has been good after qualifying, we found a few bits and bobs that we could improve on, we touched up on those areas and then we were full steam ahead.

Kiern Jewiss

3rd place, Race 3

Kiern Jewiss at Spa

Ulysses De Pauw had a great qualifying session, taking 2nd place on the grid in race 1 and 5th on the grid in race 3. The reverse grid in race two saw him start from 12th position and make up 3 places to finish 9th, 1 behind Jewiss and 3 places being Benjamin Pedersen. 3 finishers in the top 9 for Douglas Motorsport. With a good chance to achieve a result in race 3, an unfortunate incident on lap 1 meant De Pauw had to pit to replace a broken wing on a later lap, something Benjamin Pedersen had to do a lap earlier. It was unfortunate as the team had another shot at all 3 finishing in the top 10.

Next up is Brands Hatch GP circuit for the next round, it promises to be an exciting one.

Podiums at Donington for Douglas Motorsport, F3 Championship

Podiums at Donington for Douglas Motorsport, F3 Championship

Round 4 of the 2019 British F3 championship comprised of three races over the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd at Donington Park.

Qualifying determined the grid for races 1 and 3 of the weekend, and it was Ulysse De Pauw who secured his best grid position so far this season for race 3. He would start in P2 for that race.


Kiern Jewiss at Donington

Race 1 saw De Pauw start in 5th, Jewiss in 8th, and Pedersen in 10th. The top 10 were only separated by a total of  .573s in qualifying. It was Kiern Jewiss who made the biggest impression on this race after he made it up to 4th position after lap 1, a lap which included an opportunistic move by Jewiss past two cars at the Fogarty Esses. Jewiss finished 4th on the road, De Pauw 6th and Pedersen 10th. However, after the presentations were made to the top 3 finishers, a Clerk of the Course decision put Jewiss up to 3rd place, giving Douglas Motorsport it’s first podium of the day. The decision also benefited De Pauw and Pedersen who finished in 5th and 9th places respectively. A podium, 2 cars in the top 5, 3 cars in the top 10, meant it was a good result for Douglas Motorsport.

Race 2 saw a reversal of fortunes for the Douglas Motorsport team. This time Benjamin Pedersen was the best of the finishers taking 5th position. Ulysse De  Pauw finished in 7th with Kiern Jewiss 10th.

Kiern Jewiss at Donington

It was race 3 that would deliver another podium for Douglas Motorsport. Ulysse De Pauw had qualified in P2 for this race and he made the most of the opportunity that he created for himself with a quick qualifying time, starting in P2 and bringing his car home in P2. This was Ulysse’s best result of the championship so far. A 6th place for Kiern Jewiss and a 10th for Benjamin Pedersen gave Douglas Motorsport another 3 car top 10 finish.

I’m really happy, and I want to say a big thank you to the Douglas Motorsport team. We were really close at Oulton Park and we struggled a lot with the pace at Snetterton and Silverstone with some difficult races, and it feels good to be back on the podium. The team have done a good job with the car and I was really comfortable with it this weekend. It feels great and I just want more now.

I hope to continue like this, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to continue like this. The pace was good here all weekend and I have more confidence now. I hope to go one step better at my home race next time out

Ulysse De Pauw

2nd place, Race 3

Ulysse De Pauw Celebrates

Watch Race 3 here:

Round 4 of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Croft

Round 4 of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Croft

Round 4 of the 2019 British F3 championship brought the teams and drivers to Croft on June 15th and 16th.

What was meant to be a two race weekend was cut to only one race due to a downpour at the beginning of race 1. The action got underway behind the safety car, but it was quickly deemed that the conditions were not safe to race in. The race was postponed until Sunday with hope that race 2 could be rescheduled to a date later in the season.


Without a car on the front 3 rows of the grid for Sunday’s race, it was always going to be a struggle to get onto the podium. An 8th place for Zak O’Sullivan was, for him, a disappointing result although it was enough to take 3rd place in the rookie race and keep him in 2nd place in the overall championship standings.

P3 for Zak O'Sullivan at Croft


Meanwhile, Gus Burton made up 5 places from his starting position on the grid to finish in a well-earned 5th place. That’s his sixth 5th place finish in 8 races and a result which keeps him in 4th place in the overall championship standings.

Lorcan Hanafin, who started from the very back of the grid, was able to make up 12 places to reach the checkered flag in 13th position, while Bailey Voisin finished one ahead of Lorcan in 12th.

For Freddie Tomlinson the only race of the weekend gave him his best result of the season so far – 11th place and 6th in the rookie race.

Benjamin Pedersen Wins for Douglas Motorsport at Silverstone

Benjamin Pedersen Wins for Douglas Motorsport at Silverstone

Round 3 of the 2019 British F3 championship brought the teams and drivers to Silverstone this weekend (June 8th and 9th).

The standout moment of the weekend came in race 2 when Benjamin Pedersen took the race win. After running in the top 10 during race 1 Pedersen suffered misfortune after contact forced him  down the running order. However he was able to turn his misfortune around and take advantage of the reverse grid in race 2.


Starting from pole Pedersen managed a great start to keep him in first at the first corner. He was able to maintain that lead for the entire race and bring the bright orange Douglas Motorsport machine home in first place. 

I’m really happy with that, we finished second at Snetterton and now we’ve gone that one place higher. To do it here at a Formula One track, especially Silverstone, is just so amazing and to lead it from lights out to the finish line was really special.

It was quite a straightforward race, just a matter of not making any mistakes and keeping my head cool and looking forward. Obviously you’re monitoring the gap so you’re checking the gap behind you but by no means was it an easy race, there was a lot of focus involved and I’m very happy with the overall performance. 

The goal now is to get more wins, it’s a long trip here from America and I don’t want anything else other than to win so that’s why we’re here.

Benjamin Pedersen

1st place, Race 2

The race win was the standout moment for the team over the weekend. The final race saw Kiern Jewiss finish in fourth position after a combative race which included included a two way overtaking move. After finishing 6th on the road, Jewiss benefitted after 5 second penalties were handed out to the top two finishers for track limit penalties. 

Ulysse de Pauw took home the most points of the weekend for the team with a 7th, 8th and 11th place finish in the three races. He sits in 8th place in the overall championship standings with Kiern Jewiss in 9th and Benjamin Pedersen in 10th.

The championship moves to Donington Park for the next round of races on June 22nd and 23rd.