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“Tincknell dominates F3 race two at Norisring”

June 30, 2012

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A “cool under pressure” drive from Harry Tincknell, saw the Exeter man lead from lights to flag in race two at the Norisring this evening.

The Carlin racer held Fortec’s Felix Serralles at bay for the duration, with the gap between the pair less than one second throughout.
Mücke Motorsport’s Pascal Wehrlein came home 3rd, despite contact with Sven Muller.

A stellar start from Tincknell played its part – the Englishman drew cleanly away from the pack upon the start, with Serralles filtering through from 4th to slot in behind the leader.

From there, the gap ping-ponged – some laps, Tincknell pulled a lead of eight-tenths, only to lose much of it come the following tour. The fight continued as such, but with Serralles unable to close those vital last few tenths, Tincknell was assured the victory.

Prema Powerteam’s Pascal Wehrlein came home 3rd following a poor start from the front row.
The German dropped behind Serralles, Felix Rosenqvist and Will Buller; however moves on Buller (lap 9) and Rosenqvist (lap 20) promoted the Prema Powerteam racer to 3rd. Rosenqvist stayed 4th, while Buller maintained 5th to the flag.

Tom Blomqvist took 6th, aided somewhat by a gap on the grid where Daniel Juncadella was originally supposed to start. Next up was Carlin’s Jack Harvey in 7th following a stellar start from the seventh row.
Harvey beat teammate Pietro Fantin to the line; however the Brazilian suffered a dire start when he dropped from 5th to 10th on the opening lap.

Fantin’s cause was helped somewhat when Sven Muller ran into the rear of Wehrlein on lap seven, breaking his front wing in the process.
The Carlin man picked up another spot with a pass on the struggling Sandro Zeller, although the German rookie did well to hang on as long as he did, while at the wheel of old generation Dallara.

Alex Lynn took 9th after a sterling race long battle with Jazeman Jaafar, Hannes van Asseldonk and later Daniel Juncadella.
The quartet became grouped together as they fought to pass Zeller; however it was Lynn who made the most of the challenge, taking Jaafar on lap twelve when the Malaysian clipped the turn three wall.
Van Asseldonk followed through, although Jaafar’s attempts to repass were tersely brushed away.

Jaafar eventually fell into the clutches of Michael Lewis and Juncadella. The American ran wide while taking Jaafar on lap twenty, allowing Juncadella through into 11th. Zeller eventually fell to 12th, while Lewis and Jaafar clung on 13th and 14th respectively.

As per usual, the opening corner was a site for sore eyes, as Jack Harvey clipped the rear of Jazeman Jaafar and Sainz Jr touched Andrea Roda. However, it was Emil Bernstorff slamming the turn three wall that neutralised events, with the first lap shenanigans bringing the safety car briefly on track.
Sainz Jr’s car gave up the ghost with a mechanical issue with three laps remaining.

2012 British F3 Series (Rd 6, race 2, 22 laps)
(also F3 Euro Series (Rd 4, race 2)
Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap
 1.  Harry Tincknell       Carlin Dallara-VW       20m10.193s
 2.  Felix Serralles       Fortec Dallara-Merc       + 0.419s
 3.  Pascal Wehrlein       Mucke Dallara-Merc        + 2.102s
 4.  Felix Rosenqvist      Mucke Dallara-Merc        + 4.715s
 5.  William Buller        Carlin Dallara-VW         + 4.840s
 6.  Tom Blomqvist         Ma-Con Dallara-VW         + 5.049s
 7.  Jack Harvey           Carlin Dallara-VW         + 7.098s
 8.  Pietro Fantin         Carlin Dallara-VW         + 8.522s
 9.  Alex Lynn             Fortec Dallara-Merc       + 9.059s
10.  Hannes van Asseldonk  Fortec Dallara-Merc      + 13.053s
11.  Daniel Juncadella     Prema Dallara-Merc       + 14.037s
12.  Sandro Zeller         Zeller Dallara-Merc      + 15.460s
13.  Michael Lewis         Prema Dallara-Merc       + 16.926s
14.  Jazeman Jaafar        Carlin Dallara-VW        + 16.938s
15.  Geoff Uhrhane         Double R Dallara-Merc    + 18.904s
16.  Pipo Derani           Fortec Dallara-Merc      + 19.895s
17.  Raffaelle Marciello   Prema Dallara-Merc       + 20.496s
18.  Luis Sa Silva         Angola Dallara-Merc      + 22.182s
19.  Andrea Roda           Zeller Dallara-Merc      + 22.425s
20.  Lucas Wolf            URD Dallara-Merc         + 22.843s
21.  Philip Ellis          GU Dallara-Merc          + 38.530s
22.  Spike Goddard         T-Sport Dallara-Mugen    + 40.608s
23.  Duvashen Padayachee   Double R Dallara-Mugen   + 51.078s
24.  Nick McBride          T-Sport Dallara-Nissan     + 1 lap
Retirements:
     Carlos Sainz Jr       Carlin Dallara-VW          18 laps
     Sven Muller           Prema Dallara-Merc          6 laps
     Fahmi Ilyas           Double R Dallara-Merc        1 lap
     Emil Bernstorff       Ma-Con Dallara-VW           0 laps

Bold = British F3
Italics = British F3 National Class

2012 British F3 Series (Rd 6, Race 2)
International Class
Pos Driver Points
 1. Jack Harvey           186
 2. Jazeman Jaafar        182
 3. Felix Serralles       152
 4. Carlos Sainz Jr       137
 5. Alex Lynn             134
 6. Harry Tincknell       125
 7. Pietro Fantin         125
 8. Pipo Derani            94
 9. Hannes van Asseldonk   65
10. Nick McBride           53
National Class
Pos Driver Points
 1. Spike Goddard         249
 2. Duvashen Padayachee   217
 3. Adderly Fong           62
2012 Formula 3 Euro Series (Rd 4, race 2)
Drivers' Championship
Pos Driver Points
 1. Daniel Juncadella     113
 2. William Buller        105
 3. Raffaele Marciello    104 
 4. Pascal Wehrlein        92
 5. Carlos Sainz Jr        82
 6. Sven Muller            79
 7. Felix Rosenqvist       74
 8. Michael Lewis          69
 9. Tom Blomqvist          61
10. Emil Bernstroff        29

Teams' Championship
Pos Team Points
 1. Prema Powerteam       292
 2. Carlin                187
 3. Mucke Motorsport      166
 4. ma-con Motorsport      87
 5. Jo Zeller Racing       21
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