Josh Mason has confirmed that he will return to the BRDC British F3 Championship in 2019 with Lanan Racing.
The 16-year-old won the final race of the season at Silverstone, and made strong progress during his first season in single-seaters and only his third year of racing after a short karting career.
He steadily improved his pace in the five rounds he entered with the Lanan team and was significantly closer to the midfield runners come the end of the season, as demonstrated by a strong seventh-place finish at Donington Park in the penultimate weekend of the year.
His win at Silverstone came in exceptional circumstances, but silverware was a just reward for his progress in his first season, and he’s continued that form with a strong campaign in the MRF Challenge series in the Middle East, where he’s registered several top-10 finishes.
“It’s going to be good working with the same team I drove for in the 2018 season, and I think the team and I can excel for the upcoming season,” Mason commented.
“I have learnt so much in my first year of British F3. I improved through the season but when I missed a couple of rounds because of my education, I almost had to start again when I returned at Spa. But I had a great team to work with for this year and without them I wouldn’t be where I am now. However there still is a bit more learning which I need to do for the 2019 season, but I think I can do better in the 2019 British F3 season.”
|2018||BRDC British F3 Championship - selected rounds with one win at Silverstone|
|2016||Buckmore Park Kart Club Championship: top-six
Trent Valley Kart Club (Junior Rotax): 7th (top rookie)