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Alguersuari aims to extend lead at Silverstone
14 August 2008
Jaime Alguersuari will look to extend his one point lead over Sergio Perez in the British F3 International Series standings as the series heads to Silverstone this weekend for the latest round of the year.
The young Spaniard has been one of the revelations of the season on his British F3 debut and has taken eight podium finishes to hold a narrow lead over his T-Sport rival.
Alguersuari arrives at Silverstone on the back of a top ten finish in the annual F3 Masters event at Zolder and he will look to continue his front-running form in a two-day meeting at Silverstone; the weekend having been shortened due to the event in Bucharest the following week.
“I've tested at Silverstone and it seems like a really nice track,” he said. “I've never raced there before, but lack of experience at a circuit hasn't proved too much of a problem earlier in the season. We've got a short weekend at Silverstone, with practice and qualifying on Friday and then the races on Sunday, so we need to find a good set up quickly.”
With Brendon Hartley also keen to build on an impressive showing in the Masters, and with Oliver Turvey and Sam Abay both returning to action having missed the trip to Belgium, team boss Trevor Carlin said he was hopeful of a strong weekend for his team.
“There's no doubt that this has been one of the most competitive F3 seasons for many years and despite mixed results from all the drivers, the standings remain very close,” he said. “With three drivers in the top four, we will be pushing hard to pull out a gap from Sergio and get all the drivers at the front and on the podium.
“With only a few events remaining, race wins need to the aim now.”