• Saturday , 23 September 2017

Race 2: Felix struggles as understeer returns

gal11Felix suffered a return of the understeer issues that plagued him in yesterday’s opening race to take the chequered flag in seventh in Race 2 at Hockenheim on Sunday morning.

After pole-sitter Max Verstappen was forced out of contention with gearbox issues before the race got underway, Felix started the event from fifth on the grid, and initially ran fourth after a good start. He eventually dropped back to eighth, however, unable to defend his position in the top five as the understeer issues forced him off the throttle at the exit of corners.

He was ultimately able to nick past Felix Serrallés with an around-the-outside move at the Spitzkehre, grabbing seventh in the closing stages of the race.

Race 3, the final heat of the weekend, gets underway this afternoon.

FELIX:

“It was the same thing today as yesterday; understeering and lock-up issues. We really thought we’d come to terms with that following the second qualifying session yesterday afternoon, but apparently we haven’t. We just have to keep on working and try to identify what causes these problems. I had four old tyres in this race while the majority of the others were on two new, which is part of the reason, but we definitely have to find a better balance overall for the next race.”

 

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 22 35:24.768
2 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 22 35:25.737 +00.969
3 6 Edward Jones / Carlin 22 35:27.155 +02.387
4 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 35:27.604 +02.836
5 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 22 35:27.995 +03.227
6 1 Nicholas Latifi / COD Prema Powerteam 22 35:29.114 +04.346
7 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 35:29.990 +05.222
8 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 22 35:30.951 +06.183
9 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 22 35:31.730 +06.962
10 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 22 35:33.107 +08.339
11 9 Mitchell Gilbert / AUS Fortec Motorsports 22 35:33.729 +08.961
12 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 22 35:35.077 +10.309
13 10 John Bryant-Meisner / SWE Fortec Motorsports 22 35:35.880 +11.112
14 14 Felipe Guimaraes / BRA Double R Racing 22 35:36.145 +11.377
15 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 22 35:36.916 +12.148
16 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 22 35:37.034 +12.266
17 17 Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing 22 35:37.290 +12.522
18 7 Riccardo Agostini / ITA Eurointernational 22 35:37.528 +12.760
19 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 22 35:37.741 +12.973
20 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 22 35:38.364 +13.596
21 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 22 35:39.491 +14.723
22 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 22 35:39.671 +14.903
23 22 Hector Hurst / GBR Team West-TecF3 22 35:41.178 +16.410
24 11 Richard Goddard / GBR ThreeBond with T-Sport 22 35:58.021 +33.253
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 0
- 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 0

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