Recap: 2019 BRDC F3

Oct 07

Recap: 2019 BRDC F3

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Credits: Many thanks to Jakob Ebrey & Sarah Warwick for the beautiful photographs of 2019!!

EOY Summary/Kaylen Frederick: BRDC F3 Championship

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Many Thanks:
I have much to be thankful in my 1st year racing abroad.

Many thanks to Carlin:
Trevor Carlin, BRDC F3 Team Manager Sam Waple, Engineer Car No. 8 Paul Anderson and Team Engineer James Goodwin, Data Engineers Oliver Storey & Neil Hoddinott, No. 1 Mechanic Benjamin Cheeseman, No. 2 Mechanic James Margiotta, as well as T&T Heathcliffe Read for working so hard for us all.

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Many thanks to coaches:
Driver Coach Riki Christodoulou, Performance Coach Louise Keith, and Rob Wilson for countless rounds in the hire car at Bruntingthorpe!

2019 Take-Away:

I come away from 2019 with much learning gained in a very competitive series. Learning a new car, British circuits, testing, qualifying & racing in wet conditions, and racing against a field of talented drivers built a great foundation for 2020. I look forward to putting this learning to work and great racing in 2020. – Kaylen Frederick

 

2019 BRDC F3 Series Stats:

The Upside:

Championship Position: 9th

Race Wins: 2 (4th Position)

Podium Finishes 4 (6th)
Races Led: 2 (4th Position)

Laps Led: 16 (4th Position)

Fastest Laps: 3rd Position

Pole Positions: 2 (4th Position)

The Downside:

Championship Position: 9th

DNF’s: 4

1st Lap Incidents: 6


BRDC British F3: Races 1/2/3

Oulton Park Circuit, England
4.3 Miles/5.69 km Circuit

April 20th & 22nd

Qualifying: P1 & P4
Race 1:
 1st Place Race Start | 13th Place Finish (Lap 1 Incident)
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 1st Place Race Start | 1st Place Finish
Race 3: 4th Place Race Start | 12th Place Finish (Lap 1 Incident)

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BRDC British F3: Races 4/5/6

Snetterton Circuit, England
4.3 Miles/5.69 km Circuit

May 18th & 19th
Qualifying:
 P7 & P7
Race 1:
 7th Place Race Start | 7th Place Finish
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 10th Place Race Start | 4th Place Finish
Race 3: 7th Place Race Start | 3rd Place Finish

 

BRDC British F3: Races 7/8/9

Silverstone GP Circuit, England
3.66 Miles/5.89 Km Circuit

April 20th & 22nd

Qualifying: P4 & P6
Race 1:
 4th Place Race Start | 14th Place Finish
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 15th Place Race Start | 12th Place Finish
Race 3: 6th Place Race Start | 3rd Place Finish

 

BRDC British F3: Races 10/11/12

Donington Park Circuit, UK
2.49 Miles/4.02 Km Circuit

June 22nd & 23rd

Qualifying: P2 & P3
Race 1:
 2nd Place Race Start | 10th Place Finish (Finished P3 but penalized for exceeding track limits)
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 7th Place Race Start | DNF (Lap 1 Incident)
Race 3: 3rd Place Race Start | DNF (Engine Electrical Failure at Race Start)

 

BRDC British F3: Races 13/14/15

Spa Francorchamps Circuit, Belgium
4.35 Miles/6.97 km Circuit
July 20th & 21st

Qualifying: P4 & P5
Race 1: 4th Position Start/1st Position Finish
Race 2 (Reverse Grid): 18th Place Race Start | DNF (Lap 1 Incident – Crashed from behind at left rear on Lap 1 at Les Combes)
Race 3:
5th Place Race Start | 16th Place Finish (1st Lap/turn 1 Incident: Lost Front Wing)
Fast Bytes: Despite two engine failures in qualifying, Kaylen settled into Race 1 with race control. Kaylen bested the race leaders with well-timed drafts & passes on the Kemmel Straight into Les Combes followed by fastest times in sector 2, allowing him to escape the draft. Regrettable incidents and car damages in Race 2 & 3 left Kaylen bereft of points along with a downward climb in the championship points (now 8th).

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BRDC British F3: Races 16, 17, & 18

Brands Hatch Circuit, England
2.43 Mile/3.9 km Circuit
August 3rd & 4th

Qualifying: P5 & P5
Race 1:
 5th Place Race Start | 5th Place Finish
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 12th Place Race Start | DNF (Lap 10 Incident)
Race 3: 5th Place Race Start | 5th Place Finish

Fast Bytes: Brands pays dividends to qualifying well. Passing at Brands Hatch is difficult among fast drivers. Those that tried ended with a DNF (including Kaylen).

 

BRDC British F3: Races 19, 20, & 21

Silverstone GP Circuit, England
3.66 Miles/5.89 Km Circuit
August 17th & 18th

Qualifying: P7 & P10
Race 1:
 7th Place Race Start | 6th Place Finish
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 12th Place Race Start | 7th Place Finish – 10 second penalty applied for exceeding the start box position – Revised 13th Place Finish
Race 3: 10th Place Race Start | 10th Place Finish
Fast Bytes: Poor outcomes in qualifying and penalties set the stage for a disappointing weekend and results. Qualifying position was compromised as Kaylen Frederick was tripped up by drivers lifting and backing into him on the crucial final three laps.

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BRDC British F3: Races 22, 23, & 24

Donington Park Circuit, UK
2.49 Miles/4.02 Km Circuit
September 14th & 15th

Qualifying: P8 & P8
Race 1:
 8th Place Start | 7th Place Finish
Race 2: (Reverse Grid Race) 8th Place Race Start | 8th Place Finish (hit into the gravel at Lap1/Turn 1 and re-entered 13th to regain 5 positions)
Race 3: 8th Place Race Start | 7th Place Finish (hit off course at Lap 1/Turn 4 and re-entered 13th to finish 7th)
Fast Bytes: Poor qualifying relegated Carlin drivers to mid-field. Starting on the outside in all three races contributed to poor race results as drivers on the inside muscled outsiders off course. Kaylen impressed over the weekend, completing all three races yet driving with significant race craft, aggressive in overtakes, and making the most of P8 race starts.


Next Race Event:

BRDC British F3 ROUNDS 1/2/3
Oulton Park Circuit, England
4.3 Mile/5.69 km Circuit

Event Details:
https://www.britishf3.com/calendars/2020-calendar/

About Kaylen Frederick
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https://KaylenFrederick.com/

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