The final FIA F3 European Championship race of the weekend at Spa turned into a troublesome one for Felix, who did however manage to salvage two points from a ninth-place finish despite suffering from a broken suspension.
In what was another exciting race in the Ardennes countryside, Felix set off from tenth on the grid and soon became engulfed in a series of battles as he fought to make up ground.
He was running particularly close with Felipe Guimaraes, who forced Felix wide on three occasions on the same lap, eventually culminating in the duo making contact at Bus Stop as Felix was pushed off the track as he attempted an around-the-outside move.
The clash dealt damage to the right-hand side of Felix’s Mücke Motorsport car, with a partially broken suspension hindering his efforts over the remainder of the race.
A few laps later, Guimaraes and Felix again made contact under braking for La Source, the Brazilian F3 champion spinning and dropping out of the points.
Felix then had to fend off attacks from behind as he struggled for grip – and straightline speed – in his damaged Dallara, eventually coming home ninth to at least salvage a couple of championship points.
The next round of the FIA F3 European Championship takes place on the streets of Nuremberg next weekend, with the tradition-steeped Norisring marking the halfway stage of the season.
“That was a busy race, and not the greatest I’ve ever driven. I was fighting with Guimaraes in the opening stages and after we made contact, it just wasn’t possible to make up much further ground as the car was already damaged. It’s simply not been our weekend, but it’ll be good to be back on track in a few days and try to do a better job in Nuremberg.”
|1||30||Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing||15||35:47.919|
|2||2||Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam||15||35:48.414||0.495|
|3||16||Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing||15||35:50.185||2.266|
|4||21||Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3||15||35:51.009||3.090|
|5||1||Nicholas Latifi / CAN Prema Powerteam||15||35:51.831||3.912|
|6||31||Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||15||35:52.149||4.230|
|7||28||Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin||15||35:53.203||5.284|
|8||15||Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing||15||35:54.027||6.108|
|9||27||Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||15||35:55.444||7.525|
|10||5||Jordan King / GBR Carlin||15||35:57.107||9.188|
|11||19||Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||15||35:58.002||10.083|
|12||4||Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||15||35:58.446||10.527|
|13||3||Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||15||36:00.342||12.423|
|14||20||Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||15||36:00.869||12.950|
|15||12||Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport||15||36:00.972||13.053|
|16||29||Santino Ferrucci / USA Eurointernational||15||36:01.318||13.399|
|17||25||Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam||15||36:01.986||14.067|
|18||18||Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing||15||36:05.138||17.219|
|19||9||Mitchell Gilbert / AUS Fortec Motorsports||15||36:05.770||17.851|
|20||8||Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational||15||36:06.701||18.782|
|21||26||Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam||15||36:10.959||23.040|
|22||11||Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport||15||36:31.365||43.446|
|23||10||John Bryant-Meisner / SWE Fortec Motorsports||14||34:06.837||1 LAP|
|–||14||Felipe Guimaraes / BRA Double R Racing||10||23:27.561||D.N.F.|
|–||22||Hector Hurst / GBR Team West-TecF3||8||17:56.732||D.N.F.|
|–||17||Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing||6||13:40.882||D.N.F.|