• Sunday , 19 November 2017

Budapest Race 2: further points through fourth

R2-startFelix scored another twelve valuable FIA Formula 3 European Championship points by coming home fourth in the second race of the Hungaroring weekend.

Setting off from the dirty side of the grid on the second row, Felix did not get the best of starts, dropping behind jump-starting Racing Steps Foundation driver Jake Dennis but swiftly getting back up to fourth as the Briton picked up a drive-through penalty for his faulty getaway.

From there, the race was pretty much settled, with overtaking proving notoriously tricky around the tight and twisty Hungaroring circuit.

Felix tried his best to put third-placed Lucas Auer under pressure at various points of the event, but the Austrian made no mistakes and Felix had to sit firm in fourth, eventually crossing the line less than a second behind his team-mate.

The race marked another win for Esteban Ocon, while Prema Powerteam celebrated a one-two with Antonio Fuoco finishing second.

The result sees Felix move to fifth in the championship standings, with one race remaining this weekend.

FELIX:

“The right-hand side of the grid here is very dirty - it’s off the racing line - and I didn’t get the greatest of starts. Once Jake disappeared, however, I managed to close the gap to Lucas and Antonio fairly quickly. I did make a few attempts to put Lucas under pressure, but - while I was a little bit quicker than him and Antonio - it wasn’t enough to overtake, so I backed off again to save the tyres for this afternoon. We still have quite a lot of work to do to match Esteban, who is having a terrific weekend, but at least this was a step in the right direction.”

 

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 21 34:14.307
2 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 21 34:21.284 +06.977
3 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 34:21.680 +07.373
4 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 34:22.601 +08.294
5 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 21 34:23.756 +09.449
6 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 21 34:27.264 +12.957
7 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 21 34:27.780 +13.473
8 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 21 34:40.111 +25.804
9 1 Nicholas Latifi / CAN Prema Powerteam 21 34:41.076 +26.769
10 10 John Bryant-Meisner / SWE Fortec Motorsports 21 34:42.866 +28.559
11 9 Mitchell Gilbert / AUS Fortec Motorsports 21 34:43.393 +29.086
12 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 21 34:45.151 +30.844
13 14 Felipe Guimaraes / BRA Double R Racing 21 34:48.085 +33.778
14 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 34:48.786 +34.479
15 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 21 34:49.294 +34.987
16 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 21 34:53.541 +39.234
17 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 21 34:54.470 +40.163
18 17 Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing 21 35:08.876 +54.569
19 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 21 35:09.285 +54.978
20 22 Hector Hurst / GBR Team West-TecF3 21 35:13.647 +59.340
21 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 21 35:15.879 +1:01.572
22 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 21 35:17.336 +1:03.029
23 11 Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 21 35:19.608 +1:05.301
24 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 20 35:27.316 1L
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 0

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