• Sunday , 19 November 2017

Felix comes home fifth in Race 1

R1Felix went from seventh on the grid to fifth by the chequered flag in the first of this weekend’s three FIA Formula 3 European Championship races at the Hockenheim finale.

Felix got away well off the line, immediately passing 2014 champion Esteban Ocon for sixth with a bold move into the first corner. As the field bunched up at the apex of the Spitzkehre hairpin further around the opening lap, however, the Frenchman snuck back ahead, only for Felix to finally settle the dispute as he reclaimed the position once and for all in the Mercedes Arena.

In grabbing sixth from Ocon, Felix also swept past Jordan King for fifth, a position he would then maintain throughout the race.

Max Verstappen converted pole position into a 3.7-second victory over Lucas Auer, with Carlin duo Tom Blomqvist and Antonio Giovinazzi taking third and fourth respectively ahead of Felix.

The second race of the weekend takes place later today (starting at 16.10 local time), with Felix set to start from fifth on the grid.

FELIX:

”Good points to start off the weekend. It was quite an average race – not fantastic, not bad – and it pretty much settled in after the first lap. It will certainly help to start a bit further up the grid in the final two races, and my aim for the rest of this weekend remains clear; I want to return to the podium.”

 

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 22 34:20.525
2 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 34:24.308 +03.783
3 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 22 34:30.668 +10.143
4 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 22 34:32.184 +11.659
5 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 34:34.992 +14.467
6 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 22 34:36.785 +16.260
7 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 22 34:39.147 +18.622
8 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 22 34:42.667 +22.142
9 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 22 34:48.044 +27.519
10 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 22 34:51.184 +30.659
11 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 34:53.615 +33.090
12 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 22 34:58.199 +37.674
13 6 Edward Jones / UAE Carlin 22 34:59.793 +39.268
14 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 22 35:01.579 +41.054
15 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 22 35:02.753 +42.228
16 32 Nick Cassidy / NZL ThreeBond with T-Sport 22 35:07.056 +46.531
17 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 22 35:11.124 +50.599
18 17 Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing 22 35:21.852 +1:01.327
19 10 Santino Ferrucci / USA Fortec Motorsports 22 35:23.833 +1:03.308
20 11 Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 22 35:24.401 +1:03.876
21 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 22 35:25.591 +1:05.066
22 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 21 34:44.276 1L
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 29 Stefano Coletti / MCO Eurointernational 0
- 22 Wing Chung Chang / MAC Team West-Tec F3 0
- 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 0

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