16 / 18 April
The 2021 GB3 season provided plenty of talking points, with 10 different race winners and 20 different drivers standing on the podium! Here's a full run down of the season in images from the superb Jakob Ebrey Photography team.
First blood to the pre-season favourite. Ayrton Simmons entered the season as many people's tip for the title, and he lived up to that form by breaking the Brands Hatch lap record, and romping to a dominant win in the first race of the season.
Drama soon followed though, as a spectacular piggyback collision with Bart Horsten handed the initiative to...
Zak O'Sullivan. The F4 runner-up claimed his first win of the year in the second contest at Brands Hatch, just ahead of Fortec's Ollie Bearman.
The first event of the year ended with Mansellmania, as Christian Mansell stormed from seventh to first at Paddock Hill Bend, and claimed his maiden series win.
Ushijima enters the fray at Silverstone. The Japanese-American in his second season, claimed his first win in the opening contest at the home of the British Grand Prix.
And like buses, two came at one, as he won again in race two, narrowing the points gap to O'Sullivan down to single figures.
Meanwhile, a tough weekend ended in triumph for Simmons, as he took his second win of the season.
O'Sullivan takes charge at Donington, as he edges a battle with Ushijima to join the list of drivers on two wins.
Two quickly became three, as O'Sullivan dominated at Donington.
Mikkel Grundtvig claimed a maiden win after an entertaining battle with Max Marzorati in race three.
Wet weather at Spa? Surely not! Perfect conditions for more Mansellmania though, as Christian claimed his second win of 2021.
Roman Bilinski became the first driver to win a race in the series for Arden Motorsport, in just his second event in the championship.
Finally Faria! Fortec's Brazilian charge Roberto Faria finally claimed his first win after a year in the championship.
A new name for the championship as BRDC British F3 becomes GB3 partered with the BRDC at Snetterton. Ollie Bearman returned to take his first win!
Another new winner came in the form of Sebastian Alvarez for Hitech GP.
While Bilinski made it two wins in two weekends as he continued his impressive start.
Are you not entertained?! Ayrton Simmons began an epic fightback at Silverstone with this win
Not content with one, he did it again the very next day!
O'Sullivan though, edged closer to the title with his fourth win of the campaign.
O'Sullivan headed to Oulton Park with a chance of wrapping up the title an event early, and a win in race one made that much more realistic.
Drama in race two, as a wheel-to-wheel battle with newcomer Luke Browning put O'Sullivan out of the race and Browning on the top step.
The skies opened for race three, and Bilinski claimed his third win, while O'Sullivan NEARLY did enough to take the title. Instead, the lost points in race two meant a nervy month's wait for the final round at Donington.
Championship secured. O'Sullivan dominated race one to put the championship beyond doubt.
Another Donington double as O'Sullivan made the whole title lark look easy!
Donington déjà vu! Grundtvig's second win of the year meant the race winners were a repeat of the first visit to Donington!
Party time! After wrapping up the driver's and team's championships, it was all smiles down at the Carlin awning at the end of another busy year!
27 January 2022 - Javier Sagrera completes Carlin’s 2022 GB3 line-up
26 January 2022 - Roberto Faria joins Carlin for 2022 GB3 title challenge
25 January 2022 - Lebbon: “The new car feels faster already”
24 January 2022 - Douglas Motorsport ready for major pre-season testing programme
19 January 2022 - Race winner Mikkel Grundtvig remains with Fortec for second GB3 season