Krishnaraaj Mahadik was barely an infant when Narain Karthikeyan won the BRDC Formula 3 Championship 19 years ago. Now, Krishnaraj’s life has come a full circle. He’s become the second India to win the championship. And that’s no mean feat because that’s a pretty prestigious motor racing championship.
The race was held at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent, England, where now the Indian flag flies high after nearly two decades. Son of Kolhapur Member of Parliament Dhananjay Mahadik, Krishnaraj said, “It was very challenging because the championship has drivers competing from all around the globe and the competition is a very close one… when you are leading the race… you come under a lot of pressure. I would like to believe that I handled that very well.”
Krishnaraj started the second race from pole position and dominated throughout to win the race by a very convincing margin. “It was a very exciting experience and I am very happy to have taken my first win in British F3,” he said.