Menasheh Idafar – “It’s Just Been One Of Those Events”

On track contact and mechanical niggles prevented T-Sport driver Menasheh Idafar from challenging for points in the three British Formula 3 International Series race at Silverstone.

Having claimed his first podium in the International Class at Oulton Park, and qualified a competitive eleventh for race one, hopes were high of claiming more points from the meeting on the Snetterton 300 track. However, he was forced off the track, leaving him only able to finish 14th.

That poor finish was then compounded by an accident in the pack at the Montreal hairpin on lap one, Idafar sliding under braking for the right-hander making contact and having to pit for a new nose that droped him to the rear of the field.

The relative highlight of the 20-year-old's frustrating weekend came in the final race of the weekend on Sunday afternoon. Having avoided start line incidents that claimed two drivers' races he was running ninth when the safety car pulled in after the pit straight had been cleared of debris.

However, a worsening misfire meant Idafar had to pit – dropping away from the top ten once more. Once out on track he was one of several drivers vying for the fastest lap of the race, eventually setting the third fastest lap around the 2.99mile track.