Marcus Simmons' Oulton Park F3 diary

Marcus Simmons' Oulton Park F3 diary

Our British Formula 3 correspondent has all the detail on the season opener at Oulton Park. And Marcus also takes a look at an incredible underdog Sergio Perez performance – not Sepang 2012, but Monza 2008

Oulton Park is a great place to start the British Formula 3 season. Its leafy old-school charm and superfast sweeping bends offer a fantastic place to watch who's on it, who's brave and who's likeliest to end up forcing his team to buy spare Dallara parts.

On this occasion, trackside impressions were actually slightly misleading. Watching free practice at the sixth-gear Druids, it looked as if Jack Harvey, Jazeman Jaafar, Harry Tincknell and Carlos Sainz Jr were oozing confidence.

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