Three wins for Williams in F3

North Coast Times - - SPORT - Tyler Brown

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.

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