Dean Stoneman’s inability to secure pole position for the GP3 Series season finale in Abu Dhabi may have given Alex Lynn the title in a less than satisfactory style, but there is little doubt that the Briton was a convincing champion.
If the heavy heat still bore down on the Hockenheim paddock, then at least delight and relief cleared the air. For Jann Mardenborough, this was all about the latter. His performances during this year’s Toyota Racing Series showed that he had the capacity to win, but taking that to a higher level like GP3 was always going to be tricky.
Marvin Kirchhöfer scored his first GP3 Series victory this evening, mere hours after securing his maiden pole position.
One does always need to be spectacular or stylish to be victorious. Sometimes success comes when partnered consistency. Roll stylish and consistent together and you will have a potent – and incredibly rare – mixture at your fingertips. Until Silverstone, GP3 Series points leader Alex Lynn had been the stylish one, taking two Race One victories, but not finishing either of the Race Two events. Jimmy Eriksson, meanwhile, had been passively consistent with three podiums and a 6th place finish.
Former Formula 3 racer Emil Bernstorff will graduate to the GP3 Series this season, partnering Alex Lynn at Carlin.
Pascal Wehrlein and Mans Grenhagen took the number of drivers committed to the 2013 FIA European F3 Championship to fifteen yesterday.
Mücke Motorsport’s Felix Rosenqvist secured double pole for the FIA European Formula 3 Championship finale at the Hockenheimring this afternoon.
Raffaele Marciello won the final European Formula 3 race of the weekend at a rain hit Norisring, ahead of Daniel Juncadella and Felix Serralles.
In one of the strongest performances of his Formula 3 career to date, Harry Tincknell led from lights to flag at the Norisring.
Carlin’s Will Buller assumed victory in the opening Formula 3 race at Norisring this weekend, following the disqualification of original winner Daniel Juncadella.
Reigning Macau Grand Prix winner Daniel Juncadella won a chaotic opening European F3 Championship race this afternoon, but may yet lose it in the stewards room.
Pascal Wehrlein secured pole position for the Formula 3 Feature Race at the Norisring this morning.