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Formula 3 EM Pau 2015: Dennis dominates the Pau weekend

Formula 3 EM Pau 2015
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A on the 2.76-kilometer street circuit in Pau Jake Dennis already set the course for a successful weekend in qualifying. The Briton secured pole positions for all 3 races on the narrow and winding track on Friday (May 15th, 2015).

Dennis with 3 pole positions and 2 victories

In the first The 19-year-old Briton was able to convert his good starting position into his first victory. With a lead of 68 hundredths, the Prema driver rolled over the finish line ahead of his Carlin competitor Antonio Giovinazzi. Third place went to rookie Charles Leclerc, who continues to show strong triumphs. The two pursuers always stayed close to Dennis, but they could not dare to attack despite two safety car phases.

A similar picture emerged in the third run. Again Dennis drove confidently at the front. In the battle for second place, Maximilian Günther initially had the best cards. At the restart after the third safety car phase, however, Leclerc managed to attack the German. Giovinazzi also saw his chance for a short time, but Günther's maneuver ended in the pile of tires. As a result, other drivers collided with the Mücke car, which led to the race being stopped for a short time. At the top nothing changed after the resumption.

Giovinazzi maintains podium series

In the third race of the At the weekend, Dennis took the lead again from pole position. Everything looked like a successful hat trick, but with 5 laps to go, Giovinazzi managed a successful attack. A short time later, Dennis also had technical bad luck. With a broken suspension, the Briton was passed through to 23rd place. Günther and Leclerc, who initially fought for third place and both ended up on the podium, benefited from this. For Günther, the second place was the first podium this year.

In the overall standings, Giovinazzi was able to take the lead with 9 podium places in 9 races. Leclerc is only 15 points behind. Felix Rosenqvist lost a lot of ground in Pau with only 18 points in 3 races. The third placed is now more than 50 points behind the top.


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