Enaam Ahmed looked to have gotten his season back on track after a lights to flag victory in the reverse grid BRDC British F3 Race at Oulton Park, however a driving infringement saw him demoted to second, handing victory to Toby Sowery.
The win would have be a relief for Ahmed, who told TCF at Rockingham that he was already losing hope at claiming the title. As for Sowery, he’ll be content to have won his first race since Brands Hatch.
After his crash on Saturday, Indian driver Ameya Vaidyanathan took the start, albeit from the pitlane as he looked to set a quick lap in order to benefit himself in the final race. Tarun Reddy and Aleksanteri Huovinen joined him at the back. All three failed to set a lap good enough for the first few rows.
Other than an off for Thomas Maxwell the start proved to be clean as Ahmed and second place Sowery stretched their lead to the cars behind.
Quickly holding on to third was Enzo Bortoleto, who spent the race holding off team mate Matheus Leist. Memories of Brands Hatch would have probably been running through his mind as fifth placed Jan Jonck ensured a queue quickly formed behind the Brazilian.
Poor pace from Sowery saw him drop back from Ahmed in the middle part of the race. He eventually backed into Bortoleto, finishing over five seconds off the winner. It proved to be enough though as the win was eventually given to him.
The race behind, spent their time swapping fastest laps as Colton Herta collected sixth. He’ll be disappointed not to have collected pole though, as team mate Ricky Collard outpaced him in eighth. Seventh was Thomas Randle who will be pleased with third place for the final event.
Finally, Quinlan Lall and Thomas Maxwell rounded out the top ten as the Australian maintains his record of finishing every race this year inside the top eleven.