Rosenqvist Wins Final F3 Euro Series Race At Norisring


The win was only secured after Rosenqvist appealed his disqualification (Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship/Thomas Suer)

Felix Rosenqvist had a double reason to celebrate as he took the victory at his least favourite circuit and had his appeal against disqualification upheld.

The Kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport driver had initially been disqualified after qualifying due to an irregularity in the fuel sample taken from his F3 machine. He however, was allowed to race under appeal and had the disqualification rescinded before the third race started.

That said, the Swede did have to wait until lap 14 until he could get past Prema Powerteam racer and pole position man Raffaele Marciello – the Italian making a mistake under braking allowing Rosenqvist to slip through.

Alex Lynn, Marciello’s team mate, managed to cross the line third in what was a good weekend for the Brit following 0n from his race two victory.

Lynn said of the day: “My start was good, which is making me particularly happy, because that wasn’t my strength at the start of the year. Unfortunately, I had some problems with the brakes in the first few laps, because I started the race with new brake pads that first had to reach the right temperature. After that, I could increase the pressure on Felix and Raffaele in front of me, but I have to admit that today, Felix was simply too fast for me and has deserved this win.”

Just behind the podium positions saw a great three way battle for fourth with Alex Sims, Tom Blomqvist and Lucas Auer going at it tooth and nail for the “best of the rest position.” In the end it was Eurointernational’s Blomqvist who gained fourth with Sims in the T-Sport car pipping Auer to fifth at the finish line.

Claiming seventh was Luis Felipe Derani with Carlin’s Harry Tincknell following behind in eighth.

The next F3 Euro Series event takes place on August 17/18 at the Nurburgring.