Pavan Ravishankar completes the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship driver line-up for Double R Racing.
The Singaporean racer made his British F3 debut with the Woking squad last September during the 2017 season finale at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, and partners India’s Krishnaraaj Mahadik and Sweden’s Linus Lundqvist in a typically cosmopolitan Double R line-up.
During his maiden weekend in Formula 3 machinery last year, the 18-year-old raced to a 12th place result in the opening contest and then added a brace of top 10 finishes in the second and third races to cap an impressive debut.
Beginning his racing career in karts, Ravishankar made good progress and in 2013 he attained a top three placing in the Singapore Junior Karting Championship. Staying in the category the following season, he then graduated into the Singapore Rotax Open Championship in 2015 where he won his first title.
Additionally, Ravishankar was Vice-Champion in the Singapore X30 Challenge, third in the Singapore ROK Cup and fifth in the Asian Open Kart Championship in Macau during a highly successful final year of karting, before stepping-up into single-seater car racing for 2016.
Finishing fourth during his maiden campaign in Asian Formula Renault, claiming several podiums, Ravishankar remained in the championship last year – becoming a race winner – and dovetailed his involvement with outings in the Indian-based MRF Challenge where he was also fourth overall.