A1-Ring 1: Easy afternoon for Briscoe

Ryan Briscoe's perfect weekend is halfway completed after he took an untroubled victory in the first F3 Euroseries race at the A1-Ring today (Saturday). Once the Australian polesitter had gotten safely through the first corner in the lead, he had precious few worries for the rest of the 19 laps.

A1-Ring 1: Easy afternoon for Briscoe

""I got a good start from the clean side of the grid, and the car was just fantastic throughout the race" he said. "I'm relieved to be back on the podium It's a great feeling after the struggles we've had in the last couple of rounds."

Alexandre Prémat did not have the setup to give Briscoe any worries, and came in five seconds behind after the gap increased steadily all race long. But nor did he have much trouble from behind, as he soon broke clear of Bruno Spengler, who couldn't put up much of a challenge in the race.

Christian Klien did all he could from eighth place on lap one, fighting through to finish fifth. He tried everything to pass team-mate Markus Winklehock, who in turn had a few looks at Spengler in the middle of the race. But in the end there was nothing either man could do about the car in front.

Andreas Zuber ran fourth early on but dropped to ninth after a spin, which left series rookie Adam Carroll (joining Opel Team KMS for the weekend) to complete the top six.

Ryan Briscoe PREMA Powerteam 28m04.031s
Alexandre Premat ASM +5.317s
Bruno Spengler ASM +7.214s
Markus Winkelhock ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg +8.474
Christian Klien ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg +9.037s
Adam Carroll Opel Team KMS +14.405s
Charles Zwolsman Kolles +17.180s
Nico Rosberg Team Rosberg +17.698s
Andreas Zuber Team Rosberg +20.066s
Robert Doombos Team Ghinzani +20.699s


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