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Americans in British F3 2019:
Benjamin Pedersen

Benjamin tells us about living the life as an American Racing Driver in Britain
Find Benjamin online via Twitter @BenjaminP1999, Instagram and Facebook
Published on April 18, 2019

Benjamin Pedersen

Thanks for your time Benjamin! Where in the States (or the world) are you from?

Seattle, Washington.

How did you first become interested in motor racing?

I started karting at the age of 5 and have always loved racing from then on! To be racing now in the BRDC British F3 Championship is amazing and I look forward to the first race!

How did you become part of the British Formula 3 Championship, and how is it feeling to be part of the series for 2019?

For the 2019 season, I knew I had to race in Europe within F3 to reach my ultimate goal and British F3 was a great option for me. The series has a great reputation and the motorsports culture is amazing!

Will you be living in the UK during the season, and if so, are you looking forward to life in Britain?

I will be traveling back and forth from the States throughout the season, but while in the UK, it's awesome to see the culture within Britain.

The UK has some legendary courses, and the British Formula 3 season also features the iconic Spa in Belgium. Are you looking forward to any track in particular?

Yes for sure! I would say Silverstone and Spa are among the top as they are F1 grade tracks which makes it very special. To be honest all the tracks have been great!

What are your hopes and goals for the 2019 season?

My goal is to be competing for wins and the overall championship!

How do you think experiences of driving in Europe will compare with driving in the States?

I would say the overall racing style is much more aggressive in the UK compared to the States but we will see as we get going in the season!

Whilst you've here in the UK, is there anything you miss / don't miss about the States?

It's very hard to say ... I will be traveling back and forth so I get the best of both worlds!

What is your ultimate career goal?

To be racing in Formula 1 or Indy Car.

Finally, what's the best thing about being an American racing driver?

I’m very proud to be racing with the American flag in the UK as it’s a pretty rare thing Internationally!

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