Blomqvist Wins Wet and Wild Race Two in Pau


Tom Blomqvist took his second victory of the season as he passed long-time leader Esteban Ocon in the second race of the FIA European Formula 3 weekend in Pau.   Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver Blomqvist pounced as the Prema Powerteam driver Ocon struggled with a bent suspension after a clash with Felix Rosenqvist that eliminated the Mücke Motorsport driver from the race.

On a wet track, the start was made behind the safety car, and it remained at the head of the field for the first five laps. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Max Verstappen spun out on lap twelve, hitting the barriers just before Rosenqvist’s ill-fated attempt to pass Ocon that eliminated the Swede. The safety car was called upon again as Tatiana Calderon of Jo Zeller Racing and Felipe Guimaraes of Double R Racing collided and Ed Jones of Carlin ended in the wall.

Once the safety car came in, Ocon had Blomqvist right on his tail, and the British driver was able to pass the Frenchman with relative ease as the suspension damage hindered him. Ocon was able to hold off Jake Dennis for second, as the British Carlin driver took his first podium finish in the series.

Antonio Giovinazzi took fourth in the second Jagonya Ayam with Carlin entry, ahead of Prema Powerteam’s Dennis van de Laar. Mitchell Gilbert was sixth for Fortec Motorsport but crossed the line without a front wing.   Nicholas Latifi had overtaken him at the restart, but the Canadian Prema Powerteam driver then crashed into the barriers halfway around the lap, with Jordan King and Antonio Fuoco both getting caught up in the incident that saw them both eliminated.

Seventh ultimately went to Lucas Auer for Mücke Motorsport, with Felix Serralles in the leading Team West-Tec F3 machine finishing eighth, Roy Nissany for Mücke Motorsport ninth and Hector Hurst tenth for West-Tec for his first points-paying finish in the series.

Pau Race 2 Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME/Laps
1 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 36m11.933s
2 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam +4.551s
3 Jake Dennis GBR Carlin +4.652s
4 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin +4.910s
5 Dennis van de Laar NED Prema Powerteam +5.419s
6 Mitchell Gilbert AUS Fortec Motorsport +9.334s
7 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport +9.601s
8 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 +10.089s
9 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport +16.847s
10 Hector Hurst GBR Team West-Tec F3 +18.577s
11 John Bryant-Meisner SWE Fortec Motorsport +20.202s
12 Michele Beretta ITA EuroInternational +30.469s
13 Gustavo Menezes USA Van Amersfoort Racing +34.013s
14 Riccardo Agostini ITA EuroInternational +34.637s
15 Felipe Guimaraes BRZ Double R Racing +1 Lap
16 Alexander Toril ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport +1 Lap
17/RET Nicholas Latifi CAN Prema Powerteam +2 Laps
18/RET Jordan King GBR Carlin +2 Laps
19/RET Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam +2 Laps
RET Ed Jones UAE Carlin 16 Laps
RET Tatiana Calderon COL Jo Zeller Racing 15 Laps
RET Jules Szymkowiak NED Van Amersfoort Racing 15 Laps
RET Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 13 Laps
RET Sean Galael INO Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 13 Laps
RET Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 11 Laps
RET Richard Goddard AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 7 Laps