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F3 Champ Simon Hodge talks 2014 and big future plans

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Simon Hodge was become the 2014 Australian F3 Championship and the Gold Star winner
Simon Hodge was become the 2014 Australian F3 Championship and the Gold Star winner

Simon Hodge took the Australian F3 world by storm in 2014.  Having stepped up from Formula Ford he took his BRM with a Mygale Mercedes to the Championship and the Gold Star.

He had an ideal start to the year at his home race in Adelaide, taking the round, pole and a lap record.  In this interview he tells us this was when he knew he could go for the title.  While the next couple of rounds didn’t go quite as well as Adelaide, he continued his pole run and took a lap record at Bathrust (below).

He battled all year with with Ben Gersekowski and teammate Chris Anthony.  Through the year he was untouchable in qualifying, took four lap records and nine wins.  He battled wheel to wheel and had to fight at the front of a very high quality field for his points.

Now he has his Gold Star, he looks to the future.  A young man with his head in the right place, seeing many possibilities for a career, rather a blind pursuit of V8 Supercars or F1 for example.  He talks his future plans near the end of the interview.

It was a pleasure to talk to Simon and watch him race during the year – and we offer our congratulations to his title.

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Simon Hodge was become the 2014 Australian F3 Championship and the Gold Star winner
Hodge has enjoyed – and made the most of his BRM Mygale Mercedes

By Sam Tickell,  November 2014

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