Having already secured the National Class Championship, Jake Parsons is showing no signs of easing off his impressive 2018 performance as Japanese Formula 3 heads to Fuji International Speedway for the final round this weekend. The talented young Australian is determined to continue getting the best from his distinctively liveried #10 Noda Racing Academy car right to the final flag.
“I’ve been studying some engineering aspects between the races, so my aim this weekend is to really apply that extra knowledge to help me continue pushing the boundaries in my driving and set-up of the F3 car. I want to keep building on the excellent consistency we’ve developed this season and bring home more strong results for the team. It would be great to end the season on a high note with a good finish at Fuji and take that momentum into next year” explained the 23-year-old.
Tokyo based Parsons is looking forward to returning to the stunning foothills of Mount Fuji, with the iconic 16 turn, 4.563km/2.835mi circuit having played a key role in his career.
“I do really enjoy driving at Fuji. I enjoy all the circuits in Japan, but Fuji was the first I drove on when I came out here and where I made my debut race too. I actually drove a road car around the track long before I came out to race in Japan. So, it’s definitely a good feeling to come back here, having achieved my dream of competing, and winning, in Asian motorsport.”
Having excelled in recent rain affected races, including his best overall result of the season last time out in Sugo, Parsons is fully prepared for whatever the typically uncertain Fuji weather delivers over the weekend.
“It’s forecast to be quite cool, but you never quite know what you’re going to get here. I feel confident whatever conditions we get though, especially as our last few wet races have gone really well. The rain does tend to give us more opportunity to battle with the higher specification Championship cars, as it negates some of their power advantage, but I’m just looking forward to getting out on track and delivering our best result, no matter what the conditions are!”
The final round of the Japanese F3 Championship takes place at Fuji on 13-14 October, supporting the 6 hours of Fuji World Endurance Championship race.