Felix Rosenqvist battled his way to a double podium result when the Formula 3 Euro Series season resumed at the Nürburgring this weekend. The Mücke Motorsport driver finished third and second respectively in the two races run on Saturday, before challenging for a further place on the rostrum in Sunday’s Race 3. Rosenqvist overtook team-mate Nigel Melker for third place after having chased the Dutchman hard for the majority of the race, only to drop back to fifth following a mistake in the Mercedes Arena on the subsequent lap. The 19-year-old, however, managed to power his way back up into fourth after having emerged victorious from a spectacular wheel-to-wheel dice with Laurens Vanthoor.
"A good weekend for us, and it’s nice to return to the podium following our misfortune in the last two rounds of the championship" says Felix Rosenqvist. "I was two hundredths of a second adrift of the front row for both the first and third race in qualifying, and it was extremely close between the top four. It would’ve been great to make the podium in Race 3 as well; the pace was definitely there for it, but unfortunately, I made a rather stupid mistake shortly after I got past Nigel for third. Everyone within Mücke Motorsport has been working hard for this, and even though we weren’t able to stay with the Prema Powerteam cars this weekend, we should still be happy with our results."
Felix Rosenqvist will return to the cockpit of his Mücke Motorsport Dallara already next weekend, when the Swede takes part in one of the highlights of the F3 season – the RTL GP Masters of F3. The race is considered one of the two most prestigious Formula 3 events on the calendar next to the Macau Grand Prix in November, and traditionally takes place at Zandvoort – where Rosenqvist claimed three podiums from three races during the Formula 3 Euro Series round at the venue back in May.
"I am really looking forward to getting back to Zandvoort next weekend," Rosenqvist continues. "I felt really comfortable there last time out – despite it being my first visit at the track – and the car was competitive. All the best F3 drivers in the world will be participating, but I think we have every chance to challenge at the front."
The RTL GP Masters of F3 weekend will commence with practice and qualifying on Saturday, with the all-important race taking centre stage on Sunday afternoon.