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Jack Harvey ready to turn up the pressure on his rivals in F3 Championship

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 29, 2012

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Two men stand between Jack Harvey and his dream of taking the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship.

To make matters worse, both of those young drivers, Jazeman Jaafar and Felix Sarrelles are ahead of Harvey in the drivers standings as the series enters its final showdown.

After a long, hard season, the championship comes down to one meeting, three races and the ability of each driver to maintain their cool.

The venue for the series finale is Donington Park and Lincolnshire driver Harvey is determined to, at the very least, discover if his main rivals can handle the pressure, writes Dave Marshall.

"I have not given too much thought about those two, because it's more about what I do at Donington," said Harvey.

"I have been team mates with Jaz (Jaafar) for a while and he is an experienced driver.

"We get on well and are pretty good friends. We respect each other as drivers, but will be racing each other as hard as we can this weekend.

"It's hard to say how he, or Sarrelles will cope under pressure, but I certainly intend to ask that question.

"Felix has been good this year, but then a lot of things have gone his way and he has made the most of his opportunities.

"Whatever happens, we will all be under a certain amount of pressure, but my approach will not change.

"Last time we raced at Donington I remembers being in front of Jaz, so that's a good sign."

Harvey, 19, was leading the championship until a disappointing round at Silverstone earlier this month, where he was handed a number of penalties by race stewards.

Harvey's team Carlin Racing submitted an appeal, but whatever the outcome, the Bsssingham racer will still go into the final races in third place in the standings.

"I will be going on all out attack," Harvey added.

"I am pretty confident. I do think that I have been the strongest driver all season, but I haven't always had the best of luck.

"I will be pushing hard and I won't stop trying to win the title until it is mathematically impossible."

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