Great F3 return at Silverstone

23rd December 2012
Qualifying
Two years since his last drive in an F3 car and with limited testing of only 14 laps, it was a massive surprise when Jay took pole in the last few minutes of qualifying ahead of Kourosh Khani. The Omicron Team did a sterling job in giving Jay a car that he could go straight out in and take pole almost 2 seconds faster than pole position in 2011.


Race 1
Starting from pole position was a great start to the race weekend but Jay had not practiced starts for a while and this showed as he dropped to second as the lights went out.
Khani led with Jay close behind but he found it hard to stay close to the leader at the start of the race. Jay said that he felt a bit race rusty and found it hard passing slower cars, which allowed Khani to increase the gap and take the victory with Jay 2nd and Louis Hamilton-Smith in 3rd.
Jay was pleased with the result but he and Omicron had some things to work on so Jay could challenge for victory in Race 2.

Race 2
Jay started second on the grid in Race 2 and made a good start and went into Copse challenging for the lead with Khani. After the team had made some changes to the car, Jay clearly felt more confident and was better able to stay close to the leader this time.
Despite been very close, it was hard to find a way past Khani due to a straight line advantage he had. In addition, in the closing laps of the race Jay lost ground due to lapping traffic which meant he had to settle for second again. On a positive note, he was very pleased with the car’s race pace.
“Overall it was a great weekend; I was very pleased to be back racing again and felt up to speed after a few laps in the car. Both I and the car improved as the weekend progressed and I would like to thank the team Omicron for the opportunity” said Jay.