Reigning British F4 champion and McLaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist Kiern Jewiss will race in the BRDC British F3 Championship this season, after confirming a deal with Douglas Motorsport.
The 16-year-old dominated the 2018 British F4 Championship in his debut season of single-seater racing, claiming a record-breaking number of points and podiums, and the largest winning margin in the series’ history. His success saw him become a BRDC Rising Stars member, inducted into the Motorsport UK Academy Team and then the youngest finalist in the history of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
Reigniting the winning partnership from 2017, Jewiss will rejoin Douglas Motorsport two years after they first teamed up for the British driver's maiden season in cars, when he was crowned Rookie Champion in the Ginetta Junior Championship - with Douglas Motorsport finishing the year as the Teams’ Champion.
For the 2019 season, Kiern will once again fly the flag for FM Conway, as the ‘Green Arrow’ returns for another year of on-track action and will also be representing Morgan Bros as he takes on the next challenge in his career.
Looking ahead to the BRDC British F3 season, Jewiss is delighted to be joining Douglas Motorsport and has set high expectations for himself.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Douglas Motorsport for the 2019 BRDC British F3 campaign! I know Wayne and the team at Douglas Motorsport really well and I’m excited to be back working amongst the team for my first season in BRDC British F3. The team have shown that they are front-runners, and can win races like Jamie Chadwick did last year, and I hope to replicate this success in 2019.
“The BRDC British F3 Championship is a proven championship and one that has helped a lot of top drivers develop their skills and is the perfect platform for me at this point in my career and age.
“Everything I do, I aim to do my best in so, of course, I will be looking at having as much success as possible and winning races. I know it won’t be easy but I’m confident I can rise to the challenge.”
Team Principal Wayne Douglas is delighted to have the reigning British F4 Champion join his team for the year ahead.
“We are all very excited to have Kiern joining the team for the 2019 season! He was here in 2017, when he raced in Ginetta Juniors, and we were all amazed by his talent behind the wheel and his attitude out of the car. Since then, he has become a Champion in single-seaters at his first attempt and I know that working together we can have a very successful year.”
Mark Blundell, CEO of MB Partners, who manage Jewiss, sees this as a huge opportunity for Kiern to build on his career successes.
“Kiern and Douglas Motorsport is a great match and the chemistry is already there from their title-winning campaign in 2017. Kiern has broken records in every championship he has entered and this is another fantastic opportunity to show his value to the motorsport world. Together with Douglas, FM Conway and Morgan Bros, Kiern has all the support he needs to have another strong year in the racing seat and we are all very excited to see what he can achieve.”