“If I do well this year it’s a step forward”
Felix Rosenqvist 2nd, Alex Lynn 3rd
Portuguese António Félix da Costa, who raced in the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series, celebrated the biggest success of his career to date in Sunday’s Macau Grand Prix. At the end of the race at the 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, he had an advantage of 1.573 seconds from Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport), the best-placed Formula 3 Euro Series driver.
With victory in the qualification race, António Félix da Costa (Carlin) secured pole position for Sunday’s 59th Macau Grand Prix.
Felix Rosenqvist, who ended up fourth in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series, continued his strong performance of the weekend: after ten laps at the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit, the Swede crossed the finish line in second place.
Alex Lynn (Fortec Motorsport, 2:13.122 minutes) came out on top in second qualifying for the SJM Macau Grand Prix.
He toppled António Félix da Costa (Carlin, 2:13.400 minutes), who had been leading after first qualifying, but eventually ended up second. Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 2:13.401 minutes) and Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 2:13.420 minutes), who were both racing in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series, will be starting from the second grid row into tomorrow’s qualification race.
First qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix turned into a very close battle
With an advantage of only 0,02 seconds, António Félix da Costa (Carlin, 2:13.400 minutes) beat his main rival Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 2:13.420 minutes). At the 6.12 kilometres long street circuit in the former Portuguese colony, the Swede was the best-placed driver from the ranks of the Formula 3 Euro Series, which brought a total of five drivers into the top ten.
Macau Grand Prix: Juncadella vs. the rest of the world
In the recent past, the races held in the former colony located on the South China Sea were dominated by Formula 3 Euro Series drivers: in 2009 and 2010, the prestigious event was won by Edoardo Mortara and last year, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) took the chequered flag as race winner.
This weekend in Spain, the Formula 3 Euro Series young-guns are entering the home straight of their 2012 season.
At Valencia, they will contest the 19th, 20th and 21st race of the year, with the season finale at Hockenheim following on 19th to 21st October. Championship leader Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) travels to the 4.005-kilometre circuit Ricardo Tormo with 187 points on his tally while second-placed Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport), the best rookie of the season, follows 25 points behind. Meanwhile, local hero Carlos Sainz (Carlin) also set himself the goal to shine in front of his home crowd.
Carlos Sainz, a Spanish rallying legend, thinks Fernando Alonso could one day be regarded as the greatest driver in formula one history.
The two-time world rally champion defended his countryman, amid suggestions the Ferrari driver is not the friendliest driver on the grid. “Fernando is much more normal than people think, simply he has a lot of pressure on him at most times,” Sainz, 50, told El Confidencial.
At the the short 3.629-kilometre version of Nürburgring’s Grand Prix circuit
Following a seven-week break, the Formula 3 Euro Series teams and drivers are going to kick off the second half of their season in the Eifel. Nonetheless, this break didn’t mean that they haven’t been racing for seven weeks.
Carlos Sainz (Carlin), who, like Juncadella, is a regular from the Formula 3 Euro Series, finished third.
Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) finished second in the first race at the 6.968 kilometres long Spa-Francorchamps circuit. As race winner Felix Serralles (Fortec Motorsport) hasn’t been registered for the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, Juncadella scores the maximum number of 25 points in the eleventh round of the FIA European Formula 3 European Championship.
“I am really delighted to have won Europe’s most important Formula 3 race” – Daniel Juncadella
In front of 26,500 spectators at Zandvoort, Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) scored one of his biggest achievements in motorsport to date: having already won last year’s Macau Grand Prix, the current points’ leader in the Formula 3 Euro Series now claimed victory in the ’RTL GP Masters of Formula 3’.
Due to the heavy rain, the first laps were completed behind the safety car before the race got underway on lap eight.
Yesterday, it was still hot, but today, the young drivers in the Formula 3 Euro Series had to cope with heavy rain in the twelfth season round. At the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring, Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) came out on top, winning from his team-mate Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam).
British driver Harry Tincknell (Carlin) scored a lights-to-flag victory in the eleventh season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series.
He crossed the finish line 0.419 seconds ahead of Felix Serralles (Fortec Motorsport). After 22 laps, Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) ended up as the best-placed rookie, finishing third in the race at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring. In the Euro Series drivers’ standings, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) remains in the lead. His margin over William Buller (Carlin) is still eight points.
The Spaniard received the trophy from Gerhard Berger, the president of the FIA single-seater commission.
Daniel Juncadella disqualified
After an action-packed race, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) claimed victory in the tenth season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series, which also counts towards the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.
“It is my third season in Formula 3 and I have to deliver results like this.” -Daniel Juncadella
Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) is the winner of the ninth Formula 3 Euro Series season round. At the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, he won with a margin of 14.633 seconds over William Buller (Carlin).
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