Enaam Ahmed claimed the 2017 BRDC British F3 Championship today after a brilliant drive in the final race of the Snetterton weekend. The British driver has dominated the championship since the very first weekend, taking four wins in a row at the start of the season, and built up an advantage he would never relinquish. Here are his thoughts on his exceptional season:
"I've been in this championship for two years, and it means a lot to me to win the title. It's been a great championship, everyone at MSV and the BRDC and everyone involved has done a really good job with the series and it feels like a home to me, I've raced in it for two years and to win it in my second year is amazing, and especially to do with with Carlin as they're such a prestigious team. It wouldn't have been possible without the people around me, my mum and dad, my coach Roberto, Andy from AW, and so many other people. I'm really thankful and now I move on to the next challenge.
"It's pretty amazing to be an F3 champion alongside some of the great names of motorsport. To match Senna's record of 12 wins is pretty special for me and it's the icing on the cake, and there's three races still to go to aim for Jan Magnussen's win record.
"The focus from December was just to win the title and that was the only aim. We managed to do that so I'm really happy, I've kept my head down all year and tried to get as many wins as I could and that's what I managed to do.
"I had to dominate to be able to get noticed and to help me fund my career for next year. It wasn't an expectation, but I felt I had to do it.
"Coming into this weekend I was pretty relaxed as I knew that even if I screwed up this weekend I still had Donington and my mindset was still just to go for the wins and the poles which is what we've done this weekend. It means we can go to Donington now and have a bit of fun and see what happens.
"I'm setting my sights on Europe now in F3, hopefully in FIA F3 but we will see where we end up, I don't know where financial things are going to take me but I hope to pick up a lot of sponsors to help me for next year so we will see how it goes.
"We're going to celebrate now, I hope to go out with Trevor and the Carlin Christmas party should be pretty special this year!"
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