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Felix holds on to fourth overall - and second in Formula 3 Euro Series - despite early wall scare in Race 2

Norisring (Germany) | Date: June 30th, 2012 | Weather: Sunny and warm

By Mattias Persson

Felix survived an early scare in the second race of the European/British F3 weekend at the Norisring, as he brushed the wall on the opening lap but managed to come home in fourth place overall - and in second among the Formula 3 Euro Series drivers.

Another superb start enabled Felix to sprint into second place off the line, as he slotted in behind pole-sitter and eventual race winner Harry Tincknell. The clash with the wall at the subsequent Schöller S section, however, meant that Felix Serralles - who, like Tincknell, is only eligible for points in the British championship - went through and into second.

Felix's Mücke Motorsport chassis suffered from vibrations following the incident - something that wasn't helped by an aggressively flat-spotted tyre. Felix held on to third for much of the race, though, until team-mate Pascal Wehrlein got past and went on to grab Formula 3 Euro Series victory. After fending off a late charge from Carlin's Will Buller, Felix took the chequered flag in fourth place overall and joined Wehrlein in producing a Mücke Motorsport Euro Series 1-2.

As usual, Race 2 only counts towards Formula 3 Euro Series, and does not provide points for the FIA European F3 Championship. The third and final race of the weekend takes place at 10.45 local time tomorrow.

"The outcome of both today's races has obviously exceeded our expectations following qualifying, but I still can't help feeling slightly frustrated right now. I made a mistake and hit the wall on the opening lap, and that probably cost me Formula 3 Euro Series victory. The right rear wishbone was quite extensively damaged, and I was lucky to even make it to the finish. Pascal drove a strong race and I'm happy that we were able to deliver this Euro Series 1-2 for the team. All-in-all, we have improved dramatically over the course of the weekend, and although I will start from way down the grid tomorrow, we should be able to have another strong race."

Results (top five)
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Pos Name Team Time


Harry Tincknell Carlin-Volkswagen

22 laps

2 Felix Serralles Fortec-Mercedes +0.419s


Pascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport-Mercedes



Felix Rosenqvist Mücke Motorsport-Mercedes



Will Buller Carlin-Volkswagen


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