From the Nurburgring to Silverstone - John Bryant-Meisner all set for British F3 debut
Just one week on from the latest round of the ATS Formula 3 Cup at the Nürburgring, John Bryant-Meisner returns to the limelight at
another fabled Grand Prix venue this weekend as the British F3 championship kicks off at Silverstone.
Bryant-Meisner’s decision to dovetail his German commitments with an assault on the British F3 International Series comes on the
back of his 2012 testing accident at Rockingham, which forced the Swede out of the cockpit for the better part of the season as he
convalesced from spinal injuries. Eager to make up the lost ground, Bryant-Meisner now aims to accelerate his educational process
behind the wheel by joining a championship in which the likes of Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen and fellow countryman
Stefan Johansson once learned their trade.
Just like in the ATS Formula 3 Cup, Bryant-Meisner will represent the Performance Racing outfit this weekend, as the Swedish squad –
suitably based at Silverstone – returns to British F3 for the first time since 2007. Tackled with the challenge of running its F311 chassis
– compulsory in German F3 – against the newer F312s of their regular UK rivals, the Performance Racing/Bryant-Meisner combo will
be up against some stiff competition as the tradition-steeped series gets underway – but are more than ready to face the opposition.
“Silverstone is a great circuit, and I’m thrilled to be able to double up this year in both the German and British F3 championships,”
says John Bryant-Meisner. “We’ve enjoyed a strong start to the ATS Formula 3 Cup campaign and have managed to win two races so
far, but I still need as much track time as I can possibly get following the crash last year. It’s difficult to know what to expect this
weekend since we’re running an older-spec chassis than the other teams, but it should be relatively close; our car is slightly faster on
the straights, and the new one has more grip in the corners. We approach this as somewhat of a test to trial a couple of new things
and components, but – having said that – I will obviously be going flat out to try and challenge as near to the front as possible!”
Three races are set to be run this weekend; one on Saturday, and two on Sunday.