Buzaid wins Snetterton feature race

Adriano Buzaid claimed his second British Formula 3 win of the season by dominating the 40-minute 'feature' race at Snetterton this afternoon

Buzaid wins Snetterton feature race

The Brazilian started from pole and led from lights to flag to add to his success in the reversed grid race during the previous round at Silverstone.

His recently-crowned champion Carlin team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne threatened briefly on the run to the first corner at the start, but Buzaid resisted and thereafter sped on to an unchallenged 7.5-second victory.

Vergne fell away gradually during the course of 38 laps of processional racing, while Racing Steps Foundation driver James Calado completed a Carlin 1-2-3 on the podium.

Calado looked a threat for second in the closing stages and got within three tenths of his French team-mate, but couldn't mount a proper challenge.

Raikkonen Robertson Racing's Daisuke Nakajima finished a distant fourth, over six seconds adrift of the top trio and 1sec clear of his Brazilian team-mate Felipe Nasr.

Carlin's Jazeman Jaafar jumped into the top six when Fortec's Oli Webb slid off the road at Riches on lap four and stayed there to the flag, while Raikkonen Robertson's Carlos Huertas led home Hitech team-mates Gabriel Dias and Will Buller in seventh.

Carlin's Rupert Svendsen-Cook rounded out the top 10, a whopping 15.8s adrift of Buller, while T-Sport's Menasheh Idafar stormed from the back of the grid to 16th on the first lap and eventually took National Class honours comfortably in 14th place overall.

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Gap 1. Adriano Buzaid Carlin D/V 39m11.397s 2. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin D/V + 7.538s 3. James Calado Carlin D/V + 7.965s 4. Daisuke Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 14.282s 5. Felipe Nasr Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 15.314s 6. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin D/V + 20.651s 7. Carlos Huertas Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 21.967s 8. Gabriel Dias Hitech D/V + 23.175s 9. William Buller Hitech D/V + 26.120s 10. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin D/V + 41.922s 11. Hywel Lloyd CF/Manor D/M + 44.160s 12. Daniel McKenzie Fortec D/M + 44.495s 13. Lucas Foresti Carlin D/V + 45.212s 14. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport D/H + 46.611s 15. Maxim Snegirev Fortec D/M + 48.900s 16. Jay Bridger Litespeed D/M + 1 lap 17. James Cole T-Sport D/H + 1 lap 18. Juan Carlos Sistos West-Tec D/H + 1 lap 19. Alex Brundle T-Sport D/V + 2 laps 20. Adderly Fong Sino Vision D/M + 3 laps Retirement: Oli Webb Fortec D/M 3 laps 
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