• Thursday , 23 November 2017

Felix completes Moscow Raceway adaption: “a technical circuit”

FPFelix got his first taste of the 3.9 km Moscow Raceway as Friday free practice got proceedings underway for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship’s maiden foray into Russia.

Racking up a total of 40 laps, Felix completed a trouble-free programme of running behind the wheel of his Mücke Motorsport-Dallara in cold and windy conditions, gradually upping the pace to eventually end up seventh on the timesheets – less than half a second shy of early pace-setter Tom Blomqvist (Carlin).

The top ten were covered by less than six tenths of a second, setting the stage for a thrilling qualifying session later this afternoon.

heliThe start of practice was delayed for 15 minutes as the emergency helicopter - required to air-lift drivers to hospital in case of an accident - was yet to arrive at the circuit as running was meant to commence. Action was later red-flagged twice following offs from Tatiana Calderón (Jo Zeller Racing) and Hector Hurst (Team West-Tec) over the blind crest at the ultra-quick Turn 7.

Qualifying for the first race of the weekend is scheduled to start at 16.50 local time, although the event programme is currently running to a 30-minute delay.

FELIX:

“I like the circuit. It’s quite technical, particularly in Sector 2, with some sweeping bends that require you to think a little bit outside the box. Practice went OK for us and we seem to be close to the pace. There are a couple of things we need to work on before qualifying, as always, but I’m relatively happy and looking forward to this afternoon.”

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 19 1:26.969
2 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 22 1:27.150 00.181
3 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 23 1:27.243 00.274
4 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 19 1:27.345 00.376
5 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 1:27.355 00.386
6 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 20 1:27.370 00.401
7 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 1:27.427 00.458
8 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 17 1:27.463 00.494
9 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 21 1:27.578 00.609
10 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 21 1:27.697 00.728
11 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 22 1:27.743 00.774
12 1 Nicholas Latifi / CAN Prema Powerteam 20 1:27.926 00.957
13 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 19 1:27.988 01.019
14 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 20 1:28.026 01.057
15 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 20 1:28.046 01.077
16 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 15 1:28.200 01.231
17 29 Santino Ferrucci / USA Eurointernational 20 1:28.200 01.231
18 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 17 1:28.219 01.250
19 22 Hector Hurst / GBR Team West-TecF3 18 1:28.899 01.930
20 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 22 1:29.173 02.204

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