Jazeman Jaafar, the young Malaysian who is competing in the British F3 International Series, has become the first Malaysian to win an F3 Euro Series race, with a lights-to-flag victory at Brands Hatch over the weekend. Jazeman is a guest driver in the Euro Series.

“Above all, I am racing in the Formula 3 Euro Series this weekend in order to gain experience, to learn and to get to know the Hankook tyres. Being able to win a race on top of that, of course, is particularly great,” said the Petronas-backed driver, who won his first British F3 race in Pau last week.

Jazeman, who drives for Carlin, started from pole on the reversed 1.929 km grid and won the starting duel against Felix Rosenqvist from Mücke Motorsport. Both were side-by-side going into the first corner, but the Swede briefly went off the track and dropped back to fifth.

Sven Müller took over second place from Pascal Wehrlein and Michael Lewis (Prema Powerteam). Müller then kept the leaders within reach throughout the race, but couldn’t find the chance for a successful attack, leaving the Malaysian to claim the chequered flag for Race 2.

Jazeman, who finished sixth overall in last season’s British F3, is now second in the table, three points behind leader Carlos Sainz Jr. The next British F3 race at Rockingham will happen on June 9-10, before going to Brands Hatch later in the month. He’ll continue to guest star in the Euro Series – the next race is at the Red Bull Ring Spielberg in Austria.