Krishnaraaj Mahadik from Kolhapur Makes Country Proud, Becomes Second Indian To Win The British Formula 3 Championship

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Krishnaraaj Mahadik from Kolhapur Makes Country Proud, Becomes Second Indian To Win The British Formula 3 Championship

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Krishnaraaj won BRDC to become F3 Champion.

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand” – Vince Lombardi

Krishnaraaj Mahadik recently fulfilled his dream of winning his maiden BRDC British Formula 3 (race 2) – a prestigious motorsport racing championship held at the Brads Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent, England. He was preparing for British F3 2018 when British F3 2017 happened to him by chance, as his team ‘Double R Racing’ asked him to participate in the race as one of its drivers was injured.

Mahadik is the second Indian to achieve the pole position at Grands Hatch GP, after ace Formula One driver Narain Kartkeyan, who achieved the feat 19 years ago.

‘Ambition is the path to success, Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in’ – The Journey from Go-karting to British F3:

The Inspiring Journey

The young and successful Krishnaraaj was born on 12th June 1998 in Kolhapur, India. Before choosing to be a part of motorsports world, he was also well involved in many other sports like basketball, badminton, skating, swimming, and football. As a fascinated eight-year-old, he used to spend hours at the Go-karting track in Kolhapur, owned by his father’s friend. In the year 2007, he was officially introduced to Go-karting, which he found very interesting and decided to enroll his name in it.

Krishnaraaj Mahadik won his maiden motorsport BRDC British Formula 3 Race.

Krishnaraaj Mahadik Won maiden F3 Race. (Image Source: dailypost.in)

Achievements of Krishnaraaj

He won most of his championships and later in 2013, he planned to move onto single-seater racing. He started with the BMW Formula 4 series as his debut season and then progressed and moved onto international racing and went on achieving great milestones in his career.

 

  • Achievement in the year 2008-09 – he participated in K. Tyre National Karting Championship 2008-09 (Micromax Category) and finished at second (2nd) position.
  • Achievements in the year 2009-10 – he participated in K. Tyre National Karting Championship 2009-10 (Micromax Category) and finished at 3rd position. He gathered 3 trophies altogether in 2009.
  • Achievements in the year 2010-11 – he participated in K. Tyre National Karting Championship 2010-11 (Micromax Category) and finished at 2nd position. The third year of racing was very successful for Krishnaraaj and he achieved bigger milestones by win most of the races that he participated.
  • Achievements in the year 2012 – he participated in K. Tyre National Karting Championship 2012 (Juniormax Category) and finished at 1st position in the junior category and 3rd overall with senior category combined. He also won ROTAX MAX world Grand Finals and Malaysian National Championship 2012.

 

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  • Achievements in the year 2013 – he participated in K. Tyre National Karting Championship 2013 (Micromax Category) and finished as a winner.
  • Achievements in the year 2014 – he was felicitated by AUTO TRACK magazine for winning the Junior National Championship 2012.
  • Achievements in the year 2015 – he participated in J.K. Tyre National Karting Championship 2015 (Formula BMW Series) and secured 4th position. Making 2015 one of the best season in his entire racing career.
  • Achievements in the year 2016 – he participated in BRDC (British Racing Driver’s Club) Formula 3 Championship, making 2016 season a big learning curve for Krishnaraj as it was his first year driving internationally in the UK and had so many things to learn.

In 2017, British F3 was held in England, where now the Indian flag flies high after nearly two decades. Krishnaraj says, “It was very challenging because the championship had drivers competing from all around the globe and the competition was a very close one, when you were leading the race, you came under a lot of pressure. I would like to believe that I handled that very well. Confidence played a major role in my success”.

Conclusion

‘He still has a long way to go but he’s already so far from where he used to be, and he is proud of that’

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Krishnaraj has recently signed with Veloce Motorsports for 2017. He will be managed with regards to the Formula F3 single seater category car. This year he is looking forward to training and developing as a driver. He will also compete in Asian championships to improve his future performance.

His hard work and determination teach us not to quit but to follow our dreams with passion and dedication.

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