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American Wins British F3 Title

Kaylen Frederick, from Maryland, picked up the title at Silverstone, the home of British racing, in the final race of the season

Published on November 9, 2020

Kaylen Frederick Kaylen Frederick celebrates his British F3 Title victory. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

American driver Kaylen Frederick, from Potomac, Maryland, claimed the 2020 BRDC British Formula 3 title over the weekend, taking victory at Silverstone to win the title by 51 points.

The American spoke with Kaylen in 2019 ahead of his first season in British Formula 3. At the time, he explained the challenge of moving from the US motorsport scene to the UK, saying that "The transition from the US to Europe hasn't been easy as I've had to get used to many new things and unlearn old habits. Every test I am improving, and getting more familiar with the new methods and ways of doing things. I will keep improving throughout the season but I'm already feeling comfortable with myself in the car going into the season".

Frederick claimed nine wins during a disrupted season due to the coronavirus pandemic. His final victory, which secured him the title, was a pole position to chequered flag finish in Race 3 at Silverstone, one of Britain's most famous race circuits. His final championship tally was 51 points greater than his nearest rival, Kush Maini. Frederick also won the Jack Cavill Pole Position cup for the most pole positions of the season.

When we spoke with Kaylen in 2019, we asked him what is career goal was, to which he responded "I love formula car racing so a career in Indycar or Formula 1 would be my career goal. It will be difficult to make it into one of these series, but I am ready to put in the work."

The American sends its congratulations to Kaylen on a fantastic season.

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