Das on form for season opener
Reigning Formula 4 US Champion Cameron Das looks ahead this weekend to his next challenge in British Formula 3 Championship that kicks off at Oulton Park. The 17-year-old American driver already experienced the BRDC series car ad he made a strong debut with team Carlin in the Autumn Trophy last year.
Cameron Das has enjoyed a strong career to date with 2016 seeing him take on the challenges of three different series. Participating in the inaugural US Formula 4 Championship, Das proved his talent securing nine wins, eight of which came in succession as he blitzed the field in the second half of the season. The young American made sure to gain a raft of experience under his belt and took part in the USF2000 Championship, part of the highly regarded Mazda Road to Indy development programme, before finishing off his season in the BRDC Autumn Trophy across the pond.
Das now looks ahead to his first full season racing in Europe in a Championship known for producing exciting race weekends and encouraging strong talent. For the championship assault and opening round of the season this weekend Das has been pushing hard in both in pre-season testing as well as working hard with his engineer in simulator sessions.
“Pre-season testing has been so valuable to me. Being a foreigner to the Tatuus-Cosworth and the European circuits meant that I was at a disadvantage prior to testing but I really believe this pre-season period has allowed me to close the gap significantly. The three of us in the Carlin team (Enaam Ahmed and James Pull) have been extremely close through testing and we each have a unique driving skill that helps us all find more time in ourselves.” – Das said “I have approached this season like no other before. I’ve trained the hardest I’ve ever done physically, mentally and on the simulator too. I’ve made sure to place myself in the best position to start the season strongly… I play to win. I approach every weekend as such, but I’m not unrealistic either. I do however believe that we have the pace to be consistently at the pointy end of the field at Oulton.”