With no prior testing at Silverstone, Litespeed F3 was facing an exigent weekend in the British F3 International Series, but once again the determination and professionalism of this team shone through.

Undaunted by the position they found themselves in after qualifying, the team sent Jonathan Legris onto the track, safe in the knowledge that the SLC R1’s aerodynamics give it the speed to race competitively. In just two laps, Jonathan proved the point, overtaking seven drivers, before being forced off the track. 

Facing the possibility of under-carriage damage – the car having been lifted in the shunt – years of experience with Team Lotus meant Technical Director Steve Kenchington was unfazed. ‘We came off lightly and having completed a complicated mumble swerve, we were ready to race again.’

That resulted in a fifth place finish in the second race, an outcome, which was a great reward for the team’s new sponsor BGC Partners, one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers. James Turner, Director of Client Service at BGC commented, ‘To set up a new team in the extremely competitive British F3 Championship takes real guts and resolve. But to do that and achieve the results that Litespeed has, in such a short time-frame, is remarkable. BGC is delighted to support Litespeed and Nino and we wish them every success in the future.’

Nino Judge, Litespeed MD said of the partnership with BGC, ‘We are thrilled to have BGC on board with us. BGC’s position in the market marries perfectly with the Litespeed brand values and we look forward to a long and extremely successful union.’

Litespeed F3 will not be racing in Bucharest, but their growing number of fans will be pleased to know that the team will back on the track for the final two races at Donington.