Marcus Simmons' Brands Hatch F3 diary

Marcus Simmons' Brands Hatch F3 diary

AUTOSPORT's British F3 man looks back at the most recent Brands Hatch round and recounts stories from when Le Mans hero Andre Lotterer's raced in the series from the German's former engineer – which included a special 'ramming nose'…

Formula 3 on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit means a trip up Hailwood Hill, a walk across the Pilgrim's Drop bridge, picking your way through the woods (although I never seem to choose the right path), and finally arrival at Sheene Curve (nee Dingle Dell Corner) to see who's really on it in qualifying.

Usually there are a handful of spectators plus a few team people. Sure enough, Double R Racing chief Anthony 'Boyo' Hieatt is already in situ with team driver coach Rupert Svendsen-Cook – the pole winner here last year, but frustrated at life on the sidelines in 2012. Then along comes Trevor Carlin, encouraged to make the trek out by some AUTOSPORT cajoling half an hour earlier.

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