King is podium regular at Spa

Jordan King produced the second win of his British Formula Three International Series career on his way to a hat-trick of podium finishes at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
Jordan King celebrates his victory at Spa-Francorchamps.Jordan King celebrates his victory at Spa-Francorchamps.
Jordan King celebrates his victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Stoneleigh driver, who races for British F3 powerhouse Carlin, lined up in second, alongside teammate Nicholas Latifi for the first of Friday’s two races, which took place in challenging, wet track conditions.

While Latifi fell down the order to third at the start, King held on to second behind championship leader William Buller, who made an excellent start off the line.

The 19-year-old was unable to make any impression on Buller but did stretch out a sizeable gap to Latifi who, with just a handful of laps to go, was forced out of the race following a coming together with Jann Mardenborough.

A safety car followed, which left just three minutes of racing, and King was able to safely bring his car home in second.

King began Friday’s reverse grid race from seventh and the Hugo Boss brand ambassador made an electrifying start, slicing his way through the field to third by the end of lap one.

King then passed second-placed driver Tatiana Calderon and race leader Antonio Giovanazzi before holding off a late effort from race one winner Buller to seal victory.

A mistake off the line meant he had to wait until the final lap to sneak into third in race three the following day but despite the full house of podium finishes, King said there was a slight tinge of disappointment.

“I felt we should really have come away with at least two wins,” he said.

“Saying that, I was the top points-scorer over the meeting.”

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