Calan Wil­liams leads the F3 pack

Wanneroo Times - - News - Tyler Brown

CALAN Wil­liams had a 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 top-four 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. 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.

Wil­liams is a nom­i­nee in the Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group’s Lo­cals Sports Stars Awards.

Calan Wil­liams in ac­tion.

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