Mardenborough takes first GP3 podium of season

Jann Mardenborough opens his GP3 scorecard with third place in Barcelona.

Mardenborough takes first GP3 podium of season
Podium: second place Jimmy Eriksson, Korainen GP and winner Marvin Kirchhofer, ART Grand Prix and third place Jann Mardenborough, Carlin
Podium: second place Jimmy Eriksson, Korainen GP and winner Marvin Kirchhofer, ART Grand Prix and third place Jann Mardenborough, Carlin
Podium: second place Jimmy Eriksson, Korainen GP and winner Marvin Kirchhofer, ART Grand Prix and third place Jann Mardenborough, Carlin
Jann Mardenborough, Carlin
Jann Mardenborough, Carlin
Jann Mardenborough,, Carlin

LONDON, UK – Nissan’s Jann Mardenborough had a successful start to his GP3 season last weekend with a podium finish at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, ahead of Sunday’s Formula One race. The young British racer headed straight to Spain after returning from Nissan’s LM P1 Test in the U.S. last week and immediately made good on his promise to be a regular podium finisher in 2015.

I can’t wait for the next race now to see what I can do with a good qualifying position.

Jann Mardenborough

Mardenborough had his work cut out for him in race one on Saturday as he had only managed to take 15th place on the grid due to a red flag but an incredible drive saw him work his way through the field, all the way up to fourth by the chequered flag. He produced another spirited drive in race two, offering a great example of professional race craft before taking third place and his first podium of the new GP3 season.

“I managed to get past a few cars at the start but then got mugged into turn one,” said Jann. “I decided to sit tight and bide my time, which worked out well as I was able to then fight for the last podium place. Who knows what the result would have been if I had got through turn one without any dramas! I have worked hard over the winter on my driving style and now everything I learned last year has helped me this weekend. I can’t wait for the next race now to see what I can do with a good qualifying position.”

Jann wasn’t the only Nissan LM P1 driver in single-seater action last weekend. Lucas Ordonez was on track at Motegi in Japan in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship - where he finished in the top six in all three races – and Max Chilton was in Indianapolis, racing in the Indy Lights series where he bagged points and a podium.

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