• Thursday , 23 November 2017

Felix opts for conservative Race 2 approach

gal20Felix followed up his fifth-place finish in this morning’s Race 1 with sixth in the second 22-lap contest of the weekend at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon, having opted for a conservative tyre strategy.

Starting the event from fifth on the grid, Felix dropped to seventh over the opening laps as he nursed a set of used tyres against rivals shod with two – or in some cases four – new slicks.

When Jordan King was later forced into the pits with damage to his Carlin Dallara, Felix inherited sixth, a position he then held on to across the line as he followed fifth-placed Max Verstappen home.

The race was red-flagged on the 22nd and final lap when Antonio Fuoco launched himself over the back of Jake Dennis in the Mercedes Arena, but the late timing of the incident meant a restart was never on the cards.

British squad Carlin celebrated yet another success, scoring a one-two victory courtesy of Tom Blomqvist and Antonio Giovinazzi.

Felix’s conservative tyre approach in Race 2 will stand him in better stead for tomorrow’s season-concluding Race 3, which he is set to start from third place on fresh Hankook rubber.

FELIX:

“I always knew that this race was going to be tough given our conservative tyre strategy. The pace obviously suffered accordingly, but I tried to hold on as well as I could. I had a lot of understeer, and it was not the easiest race I’ve driven – but hopefully we will be able to reap the rewards tomorrow. I will have better tyres by then, and – starting from third – I’m aiming to finish this season off on a real high.”

 

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Best lap
1 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 19 30:37.664 1:33.423
2 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 19 30:41.567 1:33.598
3 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 19 30:42.947 1:33.480
4 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 19 30:43.650 1:33.873
5 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 19 30:45.757 1:33.979
6 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 19 30:47.082 1:34.124
7 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 19 30:49.829 1:34.490
8 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 19 30:51.133 1:34.565
9 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 19 30:54.247 1:34.633
10 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 19 30:57.853 1:34.746
11 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 19 31:01.596 1:35.058
12 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 19 31:02.241 1:34.917
13 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 19 31:02.660 1:34.332
14 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 19 31:04.588 1:34.264
15 6 Edward Jones / UAE Carlin 19 31:06.559 1:34.229
16 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 19 31:08.623 1:35.016
17 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 19 31:09.297 1:35.037
18 10 Santino Ferrucci / USA Fortec Motorsports 19 31:10.380 1:35.327
19 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 19 31:13.085 1:33.977
20 32 Nick Cassidy / NZL ThreeBond with T-Sport 19 31:14.438 1:34.569
21 17 Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing 19 31:17.560 1:35.500
22 11 Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 19 31:20.229 1:35.318
23 22 Wing Chung Chang / MAC Team West-Tec F3 19 31:23.737 1:36.289
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 16 31:38.320 1:35.545
- 29 Stefano Coletti / MCO Eurointernational 8 13:50.157 1:35.854

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