Pascal Wehrlein will take the wheel of the sixth Mercedes-Benz the 2013 DTM season.
18 drivers within a second
On the second day of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship tests at Barcelona’s 4.655-kilometre Grand Prix circuit, William Buller (ThreeBond with T-Sport, 1:40.812 minutes) secured the top position on the time sheets. Watched by the 2012 Formula 3 European Champion, Daniel Juncadella, the Briton outpaced his compatriots Jordan King (1:40.997 minutes) and Harry Tincknell (1:41,021, both Carlin) who finished second and third respectively.
Venezuelan driver quickest on Day 2 in Jerez
Johnny Cecotto was unbeatable today at the final test day of the 2012 season in Spain. He topped both sessions at the wheel of an Arden car. With a laptime of 1:25.694 set this morning, the Venezuelan wrapped up a strong season with the quickest time of the two-day test session at Jerez.
Swede driver quickest on first day of post season tests
Marcus Ericsson put his experience and driving skills to good use today at the wheel of 2012 Champions DAMS car as he topped the timing sheet in Jerez in a trouble free afternoon session. Earlier in the morning, it was Felipe Nasr at Carlin who lead the way.
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.
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.
Champion’s portrait: Daniel Juncadella
After the first two races of the weekend, things got tense again, but eventually, the favourite prevailed: for Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam), a fourth-place finish at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was enough to secure the Formula 3 Euro Series’ title.
Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) claimed victory in the 21st season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series.
At the 4.005 kilometres long Circuit Ricardo Tormo near the Spanish city of Valencia, the Swede took the lead at the start and won from Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) and Italian Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam).
Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) has won the 19th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series.
At the 4.005 kilometres long Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the Italian dominantly kept his team-mate Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) at bay throughout the 27 laps. British driver Tom Blomqvist (ma-con Motorsport) finished third from the best-placed rookie Emil Bernstorff (ma-con Motorsport).
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.
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