• Tuesday , 26 September 2017

Felix just misses out on podium as 2014 season comes to a close

R3Felix capped off the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship campaign with fourth in the final race of the season at Hockenheim on Sunday morning.

Starting from third on the grid, Felix slipped behind Jordan King on the opening lap, and then spent most of the remainder of the race defending fourth from Antonio Giovinazzi.

Having survived an attack from the Italian in the Mercedes Arena, Felix opened up a more comfortable gap over the second half of the race, eventually taking the chequered flag 0.8 seconds ahead of the Carlin man.

While the outcome saw Felix just miss out on a podium he so eagerly craved, he could at least take some comfort from having beaten both 2014 champion Esteban Ocon and 2015 Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen across the line in the final race of the season.

Felix ends up eighth in the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship standings, having scored one victory as he triumphed in the Grand Prix de Pau street race at the beginning of the summer.

FELIX:

“I’m really, really disappointed right now – there’s no point trying to hide it. I did everything I could to get onto that podium today, but the pace simply wasn’t good enough. I was driving at the limit and I couldn’t have pushed harder – the car was really, really on the edge. It’s been the same story all year, really, and it’s been difficult. I will now sit down with the team and analyse what I could have done better, and what we could have done better together, to make sure I learn from this season for the future. It’s the worst feeling in the world not to achieve your targets, but one thing’s for sure: I’ll be back.”

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 34:16.838
2 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 21 34:20.218 +03.380
3 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 21 34:21.412 +04.574
4 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 34:24.744 +07.906
5 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 21 34:25.545 +08.707
6 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 21 34:29.473 +12.635
7 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 21 34:30.648 +13.810
8 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 21 34:35.893 +19.055
9 6 Edward Jones / UAE Carlin 21 34:39.840 +23.002
10 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 21 34:43.644 +26.806
11 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 21 34:48.178 +31.340
12 11 Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 21 34:49.311 +32.473
13 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 21 34:52.176 +35.338
14 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 21 34:55.057 +38.219
15 10 Santino Ferrucci / USA Fortec Motorsports 21 34:55.868 +39.030
16 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 21 35:02.020 +45.182
17 17 Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing 21 35:03.338 +46.500
18 32 Nick Cassidy / NZL ThreeBond with T-Sport 21 35:09.540 +52.702
19 22 Wing Chung Chang / MAC Team West-Tec F3 21 35:20.892 +1:04.054
20 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 20 34:58.061 1L
21 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 19 32:03.623 2L
22 29 Stefano Coletti / MCO Eurointernational 18 35:06.593 3L
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 0
- 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 0
- 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 0

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