• Monday , 20 November 2017

Silverstone Race 2: no points for Mücke Motorsport

R2The second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race of the weekend at Silverstone faded into darkness for Felix, who limped home a torrid 14th in a lacklustre event for Mücke Motorsport.

The problems became evident from lap one, as Felix and team-mate Lucas Auer fought severe oversteer and an apparent lack of overall grip. Felix initially managed to claw his way up into 12th, only to fall back to 15th as the race settled in. He then overtook Felix Serrallés on the final lap, but to little consolation as Mücke Motorsport failed to score a point for the first time in years.

To further underline the challenges now faced by the outfit, Felix’s fastest lap in the race was more than one second slower than that of race winner Esteban Ocon, while Auer lapped a further tenth off the pace.

Reigning champions Prema Powerteam locked out the podium, Ocon followed home by team-mates Nicholas Latifi and Antonio Fuoco.

The final race of the weekend takes place tomorrow morning, with weather forecasts predicting the event to be hit by rain.

 

FELIX:

“What can I say? We’re just way too slow, and there’s no grip at all. The car is extremely difficult to drive and we’re lacking performance in the corners as well as on the straights. Something is seriously wrong; we’ve never been this far off before. They say it’s going to rain tomorrow, which would certainly be helpful. We quite simply have to make the most of what we’ve got for now, and we then need to take a serious look at things going into the rest of the season.”

 

RESULTS

Pos. No Driver Laps Time Gap
1 2 Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam 18 33:53.215 -
2 1 Nicholas Latifi / COD Prema Powerteam 18 33:56.893 3.678
3 25 Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam 18 33:58.363 5.148
4 31 Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 18 34:02.479 9.264
5 30 Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 18 34:04.452 11.237
6 5 Jordan King / GBR Carlin 18 34:05.129 11.914
7 6 Edward Jones / Carlin 18 34:12.508 19.293
8 19 Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 18 34:13.864 20.649
9 26 Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam 18 34:15.092 21.877
10 10 John Bryant-Meisner / SWE Fortec Motorsports 18 34:16.748 23.533
11 14 Felipe Guimaraes / BRA Double R Racing 18 34:17.293 24.078
12 3 Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 18 34:17.763 24.548
13 16 Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing 18 34:23.321 30.106
14 27 Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 18 34:24.508 31.293
15 21 Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3 18 34:25.224 32.009
16 9 Mitchell Gilbert / AUS Fortec Motorsports 18 34:25.981 32.766
17 28 Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin 18 34:26.577 33.362
18 18 Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing 18 34:33.275 40.060
19 12 Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 18 34:39.219 46.004
20 20 Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 18 34:41.743 48.528
21 8 Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational 18 34:42.373 49.158
22 4 Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 18 34:55.200 +1:01.985
23 7 Riccardo Agostini / ITA Eurointernational 18 34:55.423 +1:02.208
24 15 Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing 18 34:56.387 +1:03.172
NOT CLASSIFIED
- 22 Hector Hurst / GBR Team West-TecF3 15 29:12.720
- 11 Richard Goddard / GBR ThreeBond with T-Sport 2 4:00.801

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