Felix Rosenqvist: “This was an important weekend for us”

‘Mr Zandvoort’ Felix Rosenqvist added another European Formula 3 victory at the Dutch circuit to his resume and took two further podium finishes to reinsert himself back into the championship battle.

The Prema Powerteam driver finished runner-up in race one and third in race three, either side of a dominant display in race two, and although remains third in the championship, but is now within 27 points of the points leader Antonio Giovinazzi.

Rosenqvist knew the importance of having a good weekend in Zandvoort, but felt he could have done even better had he not encountered traffic during qualifying that saw him only take one pole position out of three races at a track notoriously hard to overtake on.

“This was an important weekend for us, and we managed to do exactly what we needed to,” said Rosenqvist. “I really love Zandvoort – it is a real, old-school driving challenge – and this victory in particular was great.

“Having said that, I am a competitive person and I do think there was even more in it for us this weekend. I was held up badly by traffic in both qualifying sessions, and I’m convinced we had the pace for a triple pole.

“It’s difficult to overtake around this place, so there wasn’t much I could do in races one and three, but from pole I think we proved in Race 2 that victory would have been achievable.

“It was still a great weekend overall, however. I think the most promising fact we take away from here is that the rest of the circuits on the calendar require similar car characteristics, so we know we have a strong package for the final part of the season.”