Brands Hatch European F3: Marciello beats Lynn in race two
|By Marcus Simmons||Saturday, May 18th 2013, 16:29 GMT|
Ferrari junior driver Raffaele Marciello turned the tables on Alex Lynn by winning the second race of the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at Brands Hatch.
The Italian once again got a better start than poleman Lynn, but this time was able to sweep around the outside of the sister Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes before turning into the first corner.
Championship leader Marciello's lead grew nearly to five seconds, but Lynn began to slash into the gap when the leader became mired in lapped traffic.
Once again there were several cases of baulking on the Indy circuit, and Roy Nissany and Tatiana Calderon were given drive-through penalties for ignoring blue flags.
Lynn got the gap down to 1.8s, but Marciello was able to build on that by one second before the chequered flag.
Lucas Auer once again completed an all-Prema podium. The Austrian ran Lynn close early on, but fell back to defend third place from the Ma-Con Dallara-Volkswagen of Sven Muller. The two finished close together, with Auer stuck behind a backmarker.
In fifth place, Felix Rosenqvist got pretty animated in the closing laps, the Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes driver shaking his fist at Andre Rudersdorf as sixth-placed Tom Blomqvist (EuroInternational Dallara-Mercedes) latched onto his gearbox.
Harry Tincknell led the Carlin flotilla in seventh, fending off Fortec Motorsport runner Josh Hill throughout the race.
Once again, UK drivers packed the lower reaches of the top 10, with Will Buller (T-Sport Dallara-Nissan) a comfortable ninth from Carlin's Jann Mardenborough, who kept Eddie Cheever at arm's length.
The other Briton, Jordan King, claimed 13th place after chasing Carlin team-mate Daniil Kvyat for most of what was a thoroughly processional race.
Results - 51 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Raffaelle Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 35m8.698s 2. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc + 2.816s 3. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc + 6.109s 4. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW + 6.354s 5. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc + 13.332s 6. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-VW + 13.668s 7. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW + 15.762s 8. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc + 16.220s 9. Will Buller T-Sport Dallara-Nissan + 19.356s 10. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW + 21.719s 11. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc + 22.949s 12. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW + 26.728s 13. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW + 27.617s 14. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-VW + 30.114s 15. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc + 35.096s 16. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc + 35.924s 17. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW + 37.315s 18. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc + 1 laps 19. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc + 1 laps 20. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW + 1 laps 21. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan + 1 laps 22. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc + 1 laps 23. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc + 1 laps 24. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc + 2 laps 25. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc + 2 laps 26. Michela Cerruti Ferraris Dallara-Merc + 2 laps 27. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW + 3 laps