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“FIA F3: British pair Tincknell and Lynn lock out Silverstone poles”

April 12, 2013

© FIA.

© FIA.

Harry Tincknell and Alex Lynn made the best of the changeable conditions to ensure pole positions for this weekend’s FIA European F3 round at Silverstone were an all-British affair.

In conditions still tricky from earlier showers, Tincknell performed admirably in the opening 20-minute session.

Although slick tyres were a must from the early stages, the leading players pressed, with Tincknell a constant feature throughout.

Lynn, Raffaele Marciello, Felix Rosenqvist, Lucas Auer and several others darted in and around the top spot; Tincknell’s times consistently fell, allowing the Exeter native to claim an advantage of four tenths for race one pole ahead of Lynn.

This was extended to over half-a-second when the best times for race two were calculated, although in this instance, it was Rosenqvist who claimed the 2nd spot. Rosenqvist also took 3rd place for race one, with Marciello, Nicholas Latifi, Auer, Eddie Cheever III and Will Buller giving chase.
Marciello secured the second row alongside Lynn for race two, only just edging ahead of Latifi, Cheever, Auer and Buller.

With damp patches still resident at many points of the circuit, several drivers very nearly came unstuck; however Pipo Derani was one of very few drivers to come to any real difficulty.
The session was ended prematurely, when the Brazilian returned to the pits with no rear wing section – as less than two minutes remained, the red flag was drawn. That Sandro Zeller was toed in several minutes later, minus a front wing, is merely a point for discussion.

Lynn made it pole for race three in the follow-up session. Following a heavy, but brief shower, the Prema pilot changed to slicks at just the right time to grab the top position by nine-tenths.
Changing from wets with less than seven minutes remaining, Lynn dialled in several heater laps, before unleashing an astonishing lap to jump to the top of the pile.
As the cool air made generating tyre temperature a tough prospect, it appeared as if the Englishman may have made the move to slicks too late; however in the final moments, temperatures settled and times dropped.

Improving with Lynn were Marciello, Rosenqvist and King, while Buller and Latifi also notched up relatively quick laps. Having led the session at various points, Tincknell and Auer fell to 7th and 8th respectively, while times dropped significantly.

The second session was briefly stopped early on, due to an off by EuroInternational’s Tom Blomqvist.

FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 2, grid race 1)
Pos  Driver               Team/Car                    Time
 1.  Harry Tincknell	  Carlin Dallara-VW           1m54.098s
 2.  Alex Lynn            Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.421s
 3.  Felix Rosenqvist     Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m54.471s
 4.  Raffaele Marciello   Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.602s
 5.  Nicholas Latifi	  Carlin Dallara-VW           1m54.728s
 6.  Lucas Auer           Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.783s
 7.  Eddie Cheever        Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.832s
 8.  Will Buller          T-Sport Dallara-Nissan      1m54.936s
 9.  Pipo Derani          Fortec Dallara-Merc         1m55.058s
10.  Jordan King          Carlin Dallara-VW           1m55.160s
11.  Tom Blomqvist        EuroIntern'l Dallara-Merc   1m55.300s
12.  Sven Muller          Ma-con Dallara-VW           1m55.348s
13.  Dennis van de Laar   Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   1m55.384s
14.  Antonio Giovinazzi   Double R Dallara-Merc       1m55.481s
15.  Josh Hill	          Fortec Dallara-Merc         1m55.628s
16.  Mitchell Gilbert     Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m55.652s
17.  Felix Serralles	  Fortec Dallara-Merc         1m55.677s
18.  Jann Mardenborough   Carlin Dallara-VW           1m55.719s
19.  Mans Grenhagen       Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   1m54.977s*
20.  Michael Lewis        Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m55.928s
21.  Sean Gelael	  Double R Dallara-Merc       1m56.095s
22.  Lucas Wolf       	  URD Dallara-Merc            1m56.467s
23.  Roy Nissany          Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m56.725s
24.  Gary Thompson    	  Ferraris Dallara-Merc       1m56.807s
25.  Spike Goddard        T-Sport Dallara-Nissan      1m57.309s
26.  Sandro Zeller    	  Zeller Dallara-Merc         1m58.426s
27.  Andre Rudersdorf     Ma-con Dallara-VW           1m58.541s
28.  Tatiana Calderon	  Double R Dallara-Merc       1m58.710s

*Mans Grenhagen; 10-place grid penalty, engine change.

FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 2, grid race 2)
Pos  Driver               Team/Car                    Time  
 1.  Harry Tincknell	  Carlin Dallara-VW           1m54.129s
 2.  Felix Rosenqvist     Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m54.643s 
 3.  Raffaele Marciello   Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.859s 
 4.  Alex Lynn            Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.916s 
 5.  Nicholas Latifi	  Carlin Dallara-VW           1m54.922s 
 6.  Eddie Cheever        Prema Dallara-Merc          1m54.991s 
 7.  Lucas Auer           Prema Dallara-Merc          1m55.064s 
 8.  Will Buller          T-Sport Dallara-Nissan      1m55.066s 
 9.  Mans Grenhagen       Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   1m55.128s 
10.  Pipo Derani          Fortec Dallara-Merc         1m55.159s 
11.  Jordan King          Carlin Dallara-VW           1m55.378s 
12.  Sven Muller          Ma-con Dallara-VW           1m55.402s 
13.  Tom Blomqvist        EuroIntern'l Dallara-Merc   1m55.405s 
14.  Dennis van de Laar   Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   1m55.675s 
15.  Antonio Giovinazzi   Double R Dallara-Merc       1m55.687s 
16.  Josh Hill	          Fortec Dallara-Merc         1m55.699s 
17.  Felix Serralles	  Fortec Dallara-Merc         1m55.751s 
18.  Michael Lewis        Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m55.969s 
19.  Mitchell Gilbert     Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m55.985s 
20.  Sean Gelael	  Double R Dallara-Merc       1m56.371s 
21.  Jann Mardenborough   Carlin Dallara-VW           1m56.640s 
22.  Lucas Wolf       	  URD Dallara-Merc            1m56.737s 
23.  Spike Goddard        T-Sport Dallara-Nissan      1m57.427s 
24.  Tatiana Calderon	  Double R Dallara-Merc       1m58.794s 
25.  Roy Nissany          Mucke Dallara-Merc          1m58.816s 
26.  Sandro Zeller    	  Zeller Dallara-Merc         1m59.375s 
27.  Andre Rudersdorf     Ma-con Dallara-VW           1m59.676s 
28.  Gary Thompson    	  Ferraris Dallara-Merc       2m03.569s 


FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 2, grid race 3)
Pos  Driver               Team/Car                    Time      
 1.  Alex Lynn            Prema Dallara-Merc          2m03.859s
 2.  Raffaele Marciello   Prema Dallara-Merc          2m04.706s 
 3.  Felix Rosenqvist     Mucke Dallara-Merc          2m04.821s 
 4.  Jordan King          Carlin Dallara-VW           2m05.084s 
 5.  Will Buller          T-Sport Dallara-Nissan      2m05.221s 
 6.  Nicholas Latifi	  Carlin Dallara-VW           2m05.347s 
 7.  Harry Tincknell	  Carlin Dallara-VW           2m06.623s 
 8.  Lucas Auer           Prema Dallara-Merc          2m06.952s 
 9.  Dennis van de Laar   Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   2m07.149s 
10.  Sven Muller          Ma-con Dallara-VW           2m07.605s 
11.  Gary Thompson    	  Ferraris Dallara-Merc       2m07.823s 
12.  Jann Mardenborough   Carlin Dallara-VW           2m08.173s 
13.  Michael Lewis        Mucke Dallara-Merc          2m08.447s 
14.  Lucas Wolf       	  URD Dallara-Merc            2m08.881s 
15.  Antonio Giovinazzi   Double R Dallara-Merc       2m08.953s 
16.  Josh Hill	          Fortec Dallara-Merc         2m09.033s 
17.  Spike Goddard        T-Sport Dallara-Nissan      2m09.098s 
18.  Eddie Cheever        Prema Dallara-Merc          2m09.607s 
19.  Felix Serralles	  Fortec Dallara-Merc         2m09.949s 
20.  Mans Grenhagen       Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   2m10.112s 
21.  Pipo Derani          Fortec Dallara-Merc         2m10.736s 
22.  Sean Gelael	  Double R Dallara-Merc       2m10.841s 
23.  Mitchell Gilbert     Mucke Dallara-Merc          2m11.417s 
24.  Tatiana Calderon	  Double R Dallara-Merc       2m11.446s 
25.  Roy Nissany          Mucke Dallara-Merc          2m11.458s 
26.  Andre Rudersdorf     Ma-con Dallara-VW           No time
27.  Sandro Zeller    	  Zeller Dallara-Merc         No time
28.  Tom Blomqvist        EuroIntern'l Dallara-Merc   No time
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