Dan Wells in Formula Three at Brands Hatch

2014 British Formula Three at Brands Hatch

I mentioned recently that I was at Brands Hatch this weekend to see the BRDC F4 championship. It was a busy weekend, with other events including Formula Ford and GT Racing, as well as being the weekend for 2014 British Formula Three at Brands Hatch. Formula Three is historically the place to spot talent for Formula One, and no doubt, some of the competitors currently in the championship will go on to even bigger and better things.

The weekend saw three rounds of the championship, and is the penultimate event of this year’s season, with the finale at Donington Park. There were some new faces at Brands Hatch, with Dan Wells, the great champion of social media in motorsport, in his first Formula Three event with the Double R team, and Santino Ferrucci, who has competed in European Formula Three once he reached his 16th birthday in May, racing as a guest for the weekend.

It seemed to be a good weekend for these new faces, with Ferrucci leading the first race from the start to the chequered flag, and Wells joining him on the podium in third place, with them separated by Hong Wei Cao, or Martin Cao as he is known.

As the sun shone on the Kent circuit on Sunday morning, the drivers again took to the track, and Martin Cao took the lead from pole sitter Matt Rao, who finished first and second, with Ferrucci in third place, and Wells in fourth. Later in the day, the third and final race of the weekend for the Formula Three competitors saw Ferrucci pass Cao for the lead, with the two of them staying in position to finish first and second on the podium. Matt Rao finished in third, with Dan Wells again in fourth place.

All in all, a great weekend for Wells and Ferrucci, and an exciting weekend of motorsport. I managed to take a peek at some of the teams in the paddock preparing their cars for the final race of the weekend. There was, of course, plenty of action there too.

Here are the photos from the weekend.