Avon Tyres British GT Championship : Round 1 – Oulton Park


Before I go into the racing for the British GT Championship, I have to talk about the support races, as well as the accompanying championship that runs alongside GT; Formula 3.


Formula 3 is full of drivers who hope to progress to Formula 1 in the future. British driver (who I used to kart with, coincidentally), Jack Harvey, has been a prospect for F1 for a couple of years now.
It's easy to see why. He qualified on pole for both races this weekend.

 Jack Harvey, the next potential British F1 star?

And then went on to dominate the race day, winning Race 1, tearing through the field to finish 6th, from last place in Race 2. And then topping it off with a 2nd place finish in Race 3.


There's international talent too – Jazeman Jaafar is the fresh talent from Malaysia, running a stunning livery, sponsored by Petronas.

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr, son of the legendary rally driver, is also competing this year in a familiar Red Bull livery. He's part of a scheme that has taken the likes of Vettel, Klien and Ricciardo to the very pinnacle of racing.


There was also a packed Formula Ford grid – this series has been running now for almost 45 years, and this year had a dramatic change in the car specifications, now running a more modern chassis, electronic systems and a Ford EcoBoost production engine. Most of the drivers have just graduated from karting, making for some very close, dramatic racing!

VW Cup Crash

The VW Cup is as volatile as ever! A massive impact in Race 1 left this car swinging back onto the circuit, hitting the leader, spinning him into a head on crash! Luckily, all the drivers were okay.

I digress – on to the racing!

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