Weekend Preview: Ilott & Hughes head to Spa-Francorchamps with Jewiss & Foster set for Brands Hatch


Who’s in action?


Callum Ilott Spa-Francorchamps FIA Formula Two Round Seven

Jake Hughes Spa-Francorchamps FIA Formula Three Round Seven

Kiern Jewiss Brands Hatch BRDC British F3 Round Three

Louis Foster Brands Hatch BRDC British F3 Round Three


Preview: 28 - 30 Aug 2020


It’s another busy weekend for MB Partners’ stable of single-seater talent with Callum Ilott and Jake Hughes continuing their Formula Two and Formula Three campaigns at Spa-Francorchamps whilst Kiern Jewiss and Louis Foster get set for the third round of the BRDC British F3 Championship at Brands Hatch.

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Callum Ilott - FIA Formula Two, Round Seven, Belgium


After scoring another hatful of points last time out in Barcelona, Callum Ilott enters the Belgian weekend with an 18-point lead at the top of the Formula Two drivers’ standings. The 21-year-old will be aiming to add more silverware to his growing cabinet following his two victories so far this season.


He’ll also be keen to maintain his superb Friday form that has seen him qualify in the top-three at all six events so far - with three of them outright pole positions.

“I’ve been very pleased with how the season has gone so far. I continue to learn more each time I get in the car and I believe that has helped me achieve the results I have so far. It will be an emotional weekend as we mark a year since the passing of Anthoine so I will be giving it my all for him.”
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Jake Hughes - FIA Formula Three, Round Seven, Belgium


Jake Hughes’ season continues to go from strength to strength with the 26-year-old claiming his first victory of the season in Barcelona. He’ll be looking to carry that strong form into this weekend and challenge at the sharp end of the field once again.


“I’m excited to be back in the car this weekend. We’ve been buoyed by our recent form and to have that first win of the year definitely helps in keeping morale high. I always enjoy coming to Spa-Francorchamps and can see no reason why we shouldn’t have another strong weekend. We’re continuously improving as a team and with the weather looking as it is, I’m confident we can put together a good showing.”

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Kiern Jewiss - BRDC British F3, Round Three, Brands Hatch


Kiern Jewiss has been one of the most consistent racers so far in this year’s BRDC British F3 Championship. The 18-year-old has accrued a healthy points tally courtesy of a race win and four further top-five finishes from seven races. As a result of that points tally, he currently sits third in the standings and is only 38 points behind leader Kaylen Frederick.


He’s looking forward to making further gains on his rivals at his home circuit this weekend.


“It’s always nice to head back to your home track, especially when you have some good memories of it. I’ve had a very consistent start to the year and been in the top-five more often than not so hopefully I can continue that form this weekend. That consistency is important with the extra race again this weekend so we need to make the most of that.
“We’ve been busy learning and understanding what we need to do with the car so we’ll put those changes to the test this weekend and hopefully keep that form going.”

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Louis Foster - BRDC British F3, Round Three, Brands Hatch


Also enjoying a successful start to his BRDC British F3 campaign is Louis Foster. The Lord Wandsworth College student stormed to his maiden victory at Donington Park and sits fourth in the championship standings - ranked as the highest-placed series debutant. It’s all to play for heading into the weekend and the 17-year-old is aiming to maintain that strong form this time around.


“I’m looking forward to getting the weekend underway at Brands Hatch. I’ve had a really strong start to the year and to have that first win in the bag already is a huge confidence boost. We’ve got another few sessions in the car before qualifying so I’ll be using those to build up as much pace as possible, which will be important with the extra race again this weekend. I’m confident we can have another good weekend and keep the momentum going.”

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Timetable

(TIMES ARE BST)


Friday


FIA F3 FREE PRACTICE 08:35 - 09:20

FIA F2 FREE PRACTICE 11:55 - 12:40

FIA F3 QUALIFYING 13:05 - 13:35

FIA F2 QUALIFYING 16:00 - 16:30


Saturday


BRITISH F3 QUALIFYING 09:00 - 09:20

FIA F3 RACE ONE 09:25 - 10:05

BRITISH F3 ROUND ONE 11:45 - 12:05

BRITISH F3 ROUND TWO 14:55 - 15:15

FIA F2 FEATURE RACE 15:45 - 16:45


Sunday


FIA F3 RACE TWO 08:45 - 09:25

FIA F2 SPRINT RACE 10:10 - 10:55

BRITISH F3 ROUND THREE 10:25 - 10:45

BRITISH F3 ROUND FOUR 15:45 - 16:05


Where to watch?


FIA F3 All sessions live on Sky Sports F1 and F1TV

FIA F2 All sessions live on Sky Sports F1 and F1TV

BRITISH F3 Sunday races streamed live on YouTube

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