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Formula 3 European Championship at Silverstone 2013: Marciello takes over the command

Formula 3 European Championship in Silverstone 2013
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I in the context of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship got the Spectators at Silverstone were also offered high-class and exciting formula racing. The European Formula 3 elite met for rounds four to six on the former airfield in Central England and put on a good show.

Under the eyes of Gerhard Berger, who is responsible as chairman of the FIA ​​Formula Commission for the offspring, Raffaele Marciello and Felix Rosenqvist in particular showed that they recommend themselves for higher tasks.

Tincknell with victory in first race

Local hero Harry Tincknell started the Silverstone weekend best. The Briton grabbed two pole positions and, with victory in the first race on Saturday, also ensured Volkswagen's first success of the season. Compatriot Alex Lynn was just left behind in second place. Rosenqvist went third.

However, the second race was when Rosenqvist and Marciello's show really started. Due to their own mistakes when restarting after a safety car phase, both drivers were initially thrown back. With uncompromising overtaking maneuvers, Rosenqvist regained the lost positions of Harry Tincknell and William Buller and finally celebrated victory. Marciello even had to start his race to catch up in ninth place. She only ended up in second place and thus on the podium. Third place went to Lucas Auer.

Rosenqvist three times on the podium

There was hardly less action in race number three Sunday. Once again, the safety car had to keep things tidy on damp asphalt in the initial phase. After the restart, Marciello first had to pass his teammate Lynn before he could go on the hunt for Rosenqvist. It was not until the penultimate lap that he started the decisive maneuver and won the duel. Lynn finished third.

With his third win of the season, the number one Italian took the lead in the overall standings. 36.5 points separate Marciello from Rosenqvist in second place. Behind them, Tincknell, Lynn and Auer also have three to five chances for the title in positions.

The next race of the Formula 3 European Championship will take place as part of the DTM season start in Hockenheim (May 4th /5th, 2013) instead of.


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