Jazeman Jaafar is truly on a roll. The 19-year-old Petronas Talent Programme driver celebrated a dominant win at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, UK over the weekend, the fourth round of the British F3 International Series. He finished sixth and fourth in the other two races, and now leads the British F3 Drivers’ Championship.
A storming start off the line in the first race catapulted him into the lead and the Malaysian’s Volkswagen-powered Carlin Dallara led the field for 22 laps, building up a healthy 2.1 second gap to take the chequered flag. Jazeman also posted the fastest lap of the race. Three Fortec Dallara-Merc drivers finished behind him.
“I’ve had another really strong weekend of racing and with an outright win in the first race I’m very happy. Leading the championship is good, although there’s still a long way to go and my focus is on each individual race at the moment, with a win each time being my ultimate goal.
“In the races today I was very competitive but this long, sweeping track is difficult to overtake on and with a similar pace, the field was quickly strung out. Three top six race finishes, including a very special win, and a haul of 37 points is a good weekend’s work,” Jazeman reflected.
This good weekend follows Jazeman’s first ever British F3 win in Pau and an F3 Euro Series win at Brands Hatch the following week. He was also on the podium at the F3 Euro Series round at Red Bull Ring Spielberg. His next British F3 race is at Brands Hatch, so there could be more good news to come!