Encouraging start to the Season at Oulton Park

05th April 2010
Race 1 3rd April
Starting from 6th on the grid Jay made a good start but wisely avoided contact with Daisuke Nakajima and slipped to 7th. He held this position for 17 laps, lapping consistently as the 5th fastest driver on the circuit. An uncharacteristic “off” whilst defending P7 resulted in a collision with the tyre barrier and damage to the front left suspension. Overall classification was a disappointing 18th and under the new format would result in this position on the grid for race 2.

Race 2 5th April
With 4th April being Easter Sunday there was no racing so the cars were back on track on Bank Holiday Monday,
As a result of the previous race’s unfortunate spin, Jay started 18th with the prospect of slower cars in front to hinder his progress. In typical Jay style he fought his way through the traffic with some determined overtaking in the 13 lap sprint to finish 12th. Once again Jay was the 5th fastest driver on the circuit, clearly demonstrating to all his and that of the Litespeed Dallara’s potential

Race 3 5th April
The 40-minute “feature race” was the most important of the weekend and Jay’s efforts in qualifying had earned him an impressive 5th place on the grid, just 0.521 seconds off pole. Jay drove steadily, focusing on finishing in the top ten to earn points rather than risk a collision with some of the less experienced F3 drivers. His sensible approach paid off bringing the car back 8th overall, ahead of ex-Formula 2 driver and son of former F1 driver Martin Brundle’s son, Alex.

Overall a very positive start to the new season and certainly one that surprised many in the F3 paddock. Jay and the Litespeed Team can’t wait until the next round at Silverstone on 1st-2nd May.