Felix Rosenqvist took to the podium in each of this weekend’s three Formula 3 Euro Series races at Zandvoort. As a result, Rosenqvist scored more points than any of his rivals, and now holds third place in the overall championship standings. The Swede was involved in a gigantic scrap for Pole Position during an intense qualifying session – which saw the fastest F3 lap times of all time at the Dutch circuit – before he went on to finish second, third and second respectively in the three races as he took to the former Grand Prix venue outside of Amsterdam for the first time.
"This was possibly the best weekend so far in my career," says Felix Rosenqvist. "I didn’t expect to be on the podium in every race here this weekend, particularly since I had never driven here before and knew that it would be tough to adapt to such a challenging circuit. The team has done a fantastic job, though, and the car has felt near to perfect all through the event. I am obviously very happy about the outcome of this weekend, but we can’t afford to rest on our laurels if we want to continue like this for the rest of the campaign."
Rosenqvist qualified in second place for the opening race of the weekend, and finished in the same position after having momentarily led a Formula 3 Euro Series race for the first time. In Race 2, which sports a reverse-grid format among the top eight from the first race, Felix went from seventh to third – and posted the fastest lap of the race – before coming home in second place once again in the concluding 40-minute event on Sunday after overtaking team-mate Nigel Melker at the start.
"It has been extremely close all weekend, and I am particularly pleased with my reverse-grid drive in Race 2," Rosenqvist concludes. "I lost out on Pole Position for Race 1 by 28 thousands of a second, and the rest of the weekend really carried on with that sort of time differences. I did do a couple of mistakes here at Zandvoort, most notably in the first race, and I will work hard to try and minimise that during the forthcoming races. All-in-all, though, this has been an absolutely fantastic weekend."
The next round of the Formula 3 Euro Series championship takes place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria – previously known as the A1 Ring - on June 3-5.