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Felix rounds Brands Hatch weekend off with fourth in final race

FIA Formula 3 European Championship | Round 4
Venue:
Brands Hatch (Great Britain) | Date: 19 May 2013 | Weather: Cloudy

By Mattias Persson

Felix put in a solid drive to fourth in the final FIA Formula 3 European Championship race of the weekend at Brands Hatch, shadowing local hero Harry Tincknell throughout the event to make the most of his P5 grid slot.

Like in yesterday's two races, Felix used some blistering reactions to produce another of his trademark starts - only for the tight confines of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit to deny him of translating it into any position gain as he got stuck behind the cars ahead.

Initially running fifth, Felix then claimed fourth when Alex Lynn spun his Prema Powerteam machine at Paddock Hill Bend, and then put third-placed Tincknell under intense pressure throughout the remainder of the race.

With overtaking again proving virtually impossible, however, Felix remained in fourth, crossing the line half a second behind his Carlin rival.

The result sees Felix retain second place in the overall standings.

QUOTE | FELIX
"Our pace was better today than yesterday, and we have taken a slight step forwards. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do when you get stuck behind a slower car around here - I tried to put as much pressure as possible on Harry, but he didn't make any mistakes; and then there is no way to overtake.

"I always aim to win and will never be happy until I do, but we do have to realise that we probably maximised our package here this weekend. We have been lacking one tiny tenth to truly match the Prema cars, but I've out-scored all the other drivers - and that was all we could realistically hope for after qualifying. The team has given me a strong and reliable car, and I already look forward to the next race at the Red Bull Ring."


Results (top five)

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Pos Name Team Time
1 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam-Mercedes 48 laps

2

Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam-Mercedes

+1.865s

3 Harry Tincknell Carlin-Volkswagen +5.743s

4

Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport-Mercedes

+6.244s

5

Sven Müller ma-con Motorsport-Volkswagen

+6.962s







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