• Sunday , 19 November 2017

Race 3: Felix retires again in Austria

R3The final FIA Formula 3 European Championship race of the Red Bull Ring weekend was short-lived for Felix, who was forced to retire due to a spin in the early stages.

Suffering from a distinct lack of grip, Felix had been dropping back over the opening few tours, and eventually spun into retirement at Turn 4 on lap seven.

Mücke Motorsport are currently investigating the cause of the problems.

The race marked a maiden series win for Antonio Giovinazzi, while Tom Blomqvist made it a second Carlin 1-2 out of three races this weekend.

The F3 fraternity will now move on to the Nürburgring, where the next round is set to take place in two weeks’ time.

FELIX:

“There’s not much to say, really. Something felt very strange from the beginning, and there was a lack of grip. The back end stepped out as soon as I touched the steering wheel, and I eventually spun off - my mistake. We will now analyse what went wrong and ensure it doesn’t happen again over the rest of the season.

“Overall, we have taken some small steps forward this weekend, and we’ll take that with us into the final few rounds. The car felt more consistent than in Russia last time out, and we were able to challenge for the podium on pace – at least over the second half of the weekend. We’re still not where we should be, obviously, but we’re working as hard as we can and we’ll continue doing so in the future.”

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 24 36:13.881
2 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 24 36:17.032 3.151
3 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 24 36:25.093 11.212
4 1 Nicholas Latifi / CAN Prema Powerteam 24 36:29.170 15.289
5 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 24 36:30.447 16.566
6 6 Edward Jones / UAE Carlin 24 36:31.225 17.344
7 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 24 36:31.560 17.679
8 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 24 36:32.274 18.393
9 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 24 36:32.669 18.788
10 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 24 36:34.655 20.774
11 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 24 36:38.931 25.050
12 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 24 36:47.379 33.498
13 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 24 36:47.713 33.832
14 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 24 36:57.741 43.860
15 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 24 36:59.873 45.992
16 22 Hector Hurst / GBR Team West-TecF3 24 37:09.433 55.552
17 11 Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 24 37:11.367 57.486
18 17 Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing 24 37:11.432 57.551
19 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 24 37:14.999 +1:01.118
20 29 Santino Ferrucci / USA Eurointernational 21 33:09.708 3L
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 10 16:22.553 14L
- 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 7 11:52.632 17L
- 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 2 3:06.680 22L
- 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 2 3:08.418 22L
- 9 Alfonso Celis / MEX Fortec Motorsports 0 00.000 24L
- 10 John Bryant-Meisner / SWE Fortec Motorsports 0 00.000 24L

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