FIA F3 European Championship
Fuoco claims Race 3 victory

Fuoco claims Race 3 victory

After 17-year-old Prema Powerteam’s Esteban Ocon won the second race of the weekend at Silverstone, his team-mate rookie Antonio Fuoco clinched the victory in Race 3 today. The Italian protégé of the Ferrari Driver Academy, finished ahead of Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing). Lotus F1 junior driver Ocon also stepped onto the podium and now leads the FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers’ standings.

Fuoco managed to overtake polesitter Ocon at the start and then extended his lead throughout the race. Ocon came under increasing pressure from Verstappen. On lap two, the Dutchman first overtook Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and also made his way past Ocon on lap eleven. The son of ex-Formula 1 driver Jos, took the chequered flag in second place.

Initially Blomqvist ran in fourth place behind the three fast rookie drivers, but first Nicholas Latifi and then Antonio Giovinazzi overtook the Brit, demoting him to sixth. Felix Rosenqvist, Lucas Auer, Jordan King and Félix Serrallés were classified in seventh to tenth place.

My race start was fantastic, I managed to overtake Esteban right away. I believe that was the key to success. This was my first weekend in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and I am really delighted that I can already celebrate my first win. – said Fuoco.

 

FIA F3 European Championship - Drivers' standings after round 1

PosDriverPts
1Esteban Ocon58
2Antonio Fuoco52
3Tom Blomqvist45
4Nicolas Latifi38
5Max Verstappen28
6Jordan King25
7Luca Auer14
7Antonio Giovinazzi14
9Edward Jones10
10Felix Rosenqvist8
11Felis Serralles7
12Dennis van de Laar2
13Felipe Guimaraes1
13John Bryant-Meisner1

Results

  Driver Team Time Download Results
Race 1 Tom Blomqvist Dallara F312-Vw / Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 36:31.379 »
Race 2 Esteban Ocon Dallara F312-Mercedes / Prema Powerteam 33:53.215 »
Race 3 Antonio Fuoco Dallara F312-Mercedes / Prema Powerteam 34:13.614 »
Qualifying 1 Tom Blomqvist Dallara F312-Vw / Joagonya Ayam by Carlin 1:51.327 »
Qualifying 2 Esteban Ocon Dallara F312-Mercedes / Prema Powerteam 1:51.322 »
Qualifying 3 Esteban Ocon Dallara F312-Mercedes / Prema Powerteam 1:51.327 »
Free Practice 1 Antonio Fuoco Dallara F312-Mercedes / Prema Powerteam 1:52.323 »
Free Practice 2 Max Verstappen Dallara F312-Vw / Van Amersfoort Racing 1:51.716 »
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