Three wins for Williams in F3
CALAN Williams had a very successful Phillip Island grand prix circuit debut last month.
With three wins from three races, the Edgewater 16-year-old now has a solid lead after four rounds of the 2017 Australian Formula 3 Premier Series.
“Having never raced here, I was eager to get out on track and have a look at what it had to offer and it’s easy to say that this is the best circuit I have raced on by far,” he said.
“The fast, flowing nature of the circuit, combined with its cambered corners and elevation changes makes it extremely quick – a top speed of 245km/h and an average lap speed of 190km/h.”
Though qualifying started dry, the rain soon started and despite having to return to the pits for new tyres, Williams still managed to take pole position, making it four from four for the series.
With overnight rain, the circuit was again wet for race one but the challenge did not stop Williams taking the lead from turn two and holding on to win comfortably.
The second race was run with a reverse topfour grid, with Williams starting in fourth spot but it did not take long for him to move to the front of the pack and again, win with an extended lead.
Williams was back to pole position for the third race where he got away to a good start and held the lead to the end.
He now sits on 144 points for the series ahead of John Magro, who is racing his third season of Australian F3, on 107 points.
Williams is a nominee in the Community Newspaper Group’s Locals Sports Stars Awards.
Nominations closed on August 31.
Calan Williams in action in round four of the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series.