Volkswagen driver Jack Harvey is British Formula 3 Champion

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The next big success for Volkswagen Motorsport: The Briton Jack Harvey (19) from the successful English Carlin team in his Dallara-Volkswagen secured the title in the British Formula 3 Championship at the season’s finale at Donington Park. For Volkswagen, this already marks the ninth overall success in the junior racing series that is acclaimed as one of the most powerful of its kind in the world.

Jack Harvey
Jack Harvey

Photo by: Daniel James Smith

Since 2009, the British Formula 3 Champions have been driving with engines from Wolfsburg (four cylinders, 1,997 cc of cubic capacity, 210 hp). They include the current Formula 1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo (2009 champion) and Jean-Eric Vergne (2010 champion), for example.

“Volkswagen Motorsport congratulates Jack Harvey and Trevor Carlin’s team on a brilliant season and the deserved title win,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito, expressing his happiness for the successful driver. “With that, Volkswagen is writing another chapter in its long Formula 3 success story in which young drivers worldwide have clinched nearly 50 championship wins.”

In the season that just ended, in which four different engine manufacturers were battling for victories, the vehicles fielded by Volkswagen’s partner Carlin were dominant again. Carlin drivers won 20 of the 28 championship races. In 2012 another Carlin driver, Jazeman Jaafar, finished as the runner-up.

For the team that was formed in 1996 and is based in Farnham, this marks as much as the seventh Formula 3 title in Great Britain. Also among the drivers who competed for Carlin in the past are today’s German Formula 1 stars Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

The new British Formula 3 Champion started his career in classic kart racing. He gathered initial experiences in formula racing in 2009 and 2010 in Formula BMW before moving up into the British Formula 3 Championship in 2011. He finished his debut season in ninth place of the standings.

The 2012 title win is the so far greatest success in his young career. In the current season, Harvey celebrated seven victories and eight further podium places.

Source: Volkswagen Motorsport

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