The 2009 British F3 season review

The 2009 British F3 season review

Daniel Ricciardo eventually took a commanding title in his first year of British Formula 3, as those most likely to threaten him failed to complete full seasons. Ben Anderson looks back at the Australian's runaway success

Daniel Ricciardo dominated the race for this year's British Formula 3 championship. The Australian rookie quickly took control of the title battle and clinched his Carlin team's first back-to-back British F3 crown with a round to spare. In doing so, he became the first Australian driver to win the championship since 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours winner David Brabham, 20 years ago.

The Formula Renault Eurocup graduate's Red Bull backing brought the Volkswagen engine back to British F3 and the Wolfsburg marque was in no mood to play second best to Mercedes, which had won the previous three titles.

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