British F3 - What they said: Donington race three

What they said: Donington race three

What they said: Donington race three

Sunday 23 September 2018

Nicolai Kjaergaard, Krishnaraaj Mahadik and Billy Monger were the top-three in the final race of the weekend at Donington Park. Here's what the trio had to say at the end of the race. 

Winner, Nicolai Kjaergaard:
"It's been my best weekend of the season by a long way, and the first one of the year where I have taken two wins which I'm really pleased with, and obviously with the absence of good results for the other front-runners in the championship, it's made my good results even more important. I've consolidated second place in the championship, but have also gained on Lundqvist, so it's been a really good weekend.

"The low sun was causing a lot of problems, it was very difficult coming into the chicane to see the braking markers and the turn-in points, and Billy just got caught out on one of the bumps at the chicane. I'm not sure if he carried too much in, I'm not exactly sure what happened but he had a slide coming out of the chicane and I managed to get past on the way down to the hairpin

"If you'd asked me before the season if I could have been the champion I'd probably have said no, but as it looks now, anything could happen. It doesn't take much when you get 35 points twice in a weekend and the gap closes quickly."

Second, Krishnaraaj Mahadik:
"As Nicolai mentioned, it was so hard with the sun causing a lot of strain on our eyes, especially going through the chicane and it was quite tricky through the bumps. But I'm very happy with second, starting from sixth and a huge advantage for my championship and I have moved forward at least one position this weekend, so that's something to be pleased by.

"It's been one of my best weekends of the season, Double R have done a really good job this weekend and I'm very happy with my engineer and my mechanics and everyone who has done a super job, mega thanks to them!"

Third, Billy Monger:
"It's been good to be back at Donington and to get this one out the way. To be honest I thought I'd have more problems than I did, but this weekend I've had nothing else on my mind aside from driving as fast as I can, and I think I've proved that with two pole positions and the speed I have carried throughout testing and the weekend. I just need to make sure I don't make mistakes in the race, as for a racing driver there is nothing more frustrating than knowing that you're quicker than everyone else and doing a better job, but making one or two silly errors that cost you the results you deserve. 

"It's great to be on the podium, if you'd asked me before the weekend if I'd have liked to have been on the podium, of course I would have said yes, but I came into this weekend wanting to win as well. Earlier in the season my mentality was slightly clouded as I had no idea what to aim for, so getting podiums was an amazing achievement. But for me now and the development that the team has made and the progress I have made as a driver, aiming for podiums in my mind and the team's mind isn't what we want now, we want wins. This weekend was a great opportunity to get some but that's not to say we won't get the same opportunity at Silverstone, so that's what I'm aiming for."

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