22nd January 2019
16-year old, Kiern Jewiss will progress up the motorsport ladder for the 2019 season as he takes on the BRDC British F3 Championship for his maiden season with Douglas Motorsport. Advancing into the quicker Formula 3 car, Kiern will be using a 2-litre, 230bhp, Tatuus-Cosworth BRDC British F3 Car - a jump of 70bhp compared to last year’s F4 car.
Dominating the 2018 British F4 Championship in his debut season, Kiern finished the year as Champion with a record-breaking number of points, podiums and winning margin. This success saw the 16-year old become a member of the BRDC Rising Stars scheme, Motorsport UK Academy Team UK and the youngest-ever nominee of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.
Reigniting the winning partnership from 2017, Kiern Jewiss will rejoin Douglas Motorsport two years after they first teamed up for Kiern’s maiden season in cars when he was crowned Rookie Champion in the Ginetta Junior Championship - with Douglas Motorsport finishing the year as the Teams’ Champion.
For the 2019 season, Kiern will once again fly the flag for FM Conway as the ‘Green Arrow’ returns for another year of on-track action and will also be representing Morgan Bros as he takes on the next challenge in his career.
Looking ahead to the BRDC British F3 season, Kiern is delighted to be joining Douglas Motorsport and has set high expectations for himself.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Douglas Motorsport for the 2019 BRDC British F3 campaign! I know Wayne and the team at Douglas Motorsport really well and I’m excited to be back working amongst the team for my first season in British F3. The team have shown that they are front-runners, and can win races like Jamie Chadwick did last year, and I hope to replicate this success in 2019.”
“The BRDC British F3 Championship is a proven championship and one that has helped a lot of top drivers develop their skills and is the perfect platform for me at this point in my career and age.”
“Everything I do, I aim to do my best in so, of course, I will be looking at having as much success as possible and winning races. I know it won’t be easy but I’m confident I can rise to the challenge.”
Wayne Douglas, Douglas Motorsport, is delighted to have the reigning British F4 Champion join his team for the year ahead.
“We are all very excited to have Kiern joining the team for the 2019 season! He was here in 2017, when he raced in Ginetta Juniors, and we were all amazed by his talent behind the wheel and his attitude out of the car. Since then, he has become a Champion in single-seaters at his first attempt and I know that working together we can have a very successful year.”
Mark Blundell, MB Partners’ CEO, sees this as a huge opportunity for Kiern to build on his career successes.
“Kiern and Douglas Motorsport is a great match and the chemistry is already there from their title-winning campaign in 2017. Kiern has broken records in every championship he has entered and this is another fantastic opportunity to show his value to the motorsport world. Together with Douglas, FM Conway and Morgan Bros, Kiern has all the support he needs to have another strong year in the racing seat and we are all very excited to see what he can achieve.”
The BRDC British F3 season kicks off in April (20-22) with the first round of the season at Oulton Park as the series co-headlines with British GT.
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