Alex Lynn Wins Macau F3 Qualifying Race


Alex Lynn took the lead after an early safety car period (Credit: GCS)

Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam‘s Alex Lynn will start on pole for the Macau Grand Prix feature race having stormed to victory in the ten lap qualifying race.

Starting from third on the grid, Lynn wasted no time getting into the lead – completing his task before Lisboa – but as with many things in Macau, the lead didn’t last long with Felix Rosenqvist taking the lead after Lynn ran wide coming out of Lisboa.

The lead then changed again just before a safety car deployed to recover the wreckage of Harry Tincknell‘s car after he collided with a stalled Tom Blomqvist on the start line.

From then on it was domination for the British driving, finishing 2.4 second ahead of Rosenqvist – almost an eternity over the 6km Guia Circuit.

“I think the main positive is that the car felt really nice,” Lynn said. “I made a pretty good start, my restart was good, and in terms of the qualification race it’s good. The Grand Prix is another thing.”

One man who was left thinking what might have been was pole sitter Raffaele Marciello, making a poor start he was mired in the midfield for the majority of the race but managed another amazing feat in the Chinese protectorate, recovering to finish on the exhaust pipes of Rosenqvist and a second row start for the prestigious F3 Grand Prix tomorrow.

In fourth was Antonio Felix Da Costa who managed to edge ahead of Pipo Derani and Alexander Sims who all managed to stay out of the barriers unlike Lucas Auer who crashed at San Francisco Bend immediately after the restart.