Buzaid takes first F3 win of 2010

Adriano Buzaid claimed his first win of the British Formula 3 season in this morning's reversed grid 'sprint' race at Silverstone

Buzaid takes first F3 win of 2010

Compulsory pitstops were employed for the second time this year and the Brazilian and his Carlin team made the perfect strategic call to leapfrog early leader Carlos Huertas in the pits.

Colombian Huertas (Raikkonen Robertson) led the race comfortably from pole in the early stages, while Buzaid leapt from fourth to second with a great opening lap.

Huertas made his scheduled stop/go pit visit with four laps to run and Buzaid used the clear road in front of him to pump in the necessary quick times and build a big enough lead to emerge ahead when he made his own stop two laps later.

The plan worked to perfection and Buzaid raced on to a 2.690-second victory from Huertas, who missed out on a maiden win but took the two bonus points for fastest lap.

Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne (Carlin) claimed the final podium spot after a combative drive. The Frenchman worked his way up to fourth from sixth on the grid on the opening lap and then got the better of Raikkonen Robertson's Felipe Nasr after the pitstop cycle - sealing the place on the brakes into Abbey with four laps to run.

Yesterday's winner James Calado was the last in this leading group and took fifth, well clear of Carlin team-mate Rupert Svendsen-Cook, who just held off Fortec's Oli Webb and Carlin's Jazeman Jaafar. The final Carlin car of Lucas Foresti ran in the top 10 for most of the race, but lost out badly with a late pitstop and finished 12th.

Hywel Lloyd (CF Racing/Manor) and Fortec's Daniel McKenzie claimed the final points by rounding out the top 10, while T-Sport's James Cole made a late pitstop strategy work to leap team-mate Menasheh Idafar and take National Class honours by seven tenths of a second in 16th.

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Gap 1. Adriano Buzaid Carlin D/V 19m08.094s 2. Carlos Huertas Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 2.690s 3. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin D/V + 3.453s 4. Felipe Nasr Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 4.541s 5. James Calado Carlin D/V + 6.205s 6. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin D/V + 14.767s 7. Oliver Webb Fortec D/M + 15.272s 8. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin D/V + 15.786s 9. Hywel Lloyd CF/Manor D/M + 17.512s 10. Daniel McKenzie Fortec D/M + 19.210s 11. Carlos Munoz Mucke D/M + 21.189s 12. Lucas Foresti Carlin D/V + 25.110s 13. William Buller Hitech D/V + 30.942s 14. Gabriel Dias Hitech D/V + 31.978s 15. Maxim Snegirev Fortec D/M + 32.475s 16. James Cole T-Sport D/H + 34.121s 17. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport D/H + 34.897s 18. Alex Brundle T-Sport D/V + 35.614s 19. Daisuke Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 36.040s 20. Jay Bridger Litespeed D/M + 40.281s 21. Pietro Fantin Hitech D/V + 50.043s 22. Yann Cunha Manor D/M + 52.226s 23. Juan Carlos Sistos West-Tec D/H + 1m12.774s 24. Adderly Fong Sino Vision D/M + 3 laps 
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