Conway wins race 1 and title

Mike Conway has been crowned the 2006 British Formula Three Champion after a dominant victory on the Silverstone International circuit this afternoon (Sunday)

Conway wins race 1 and title

Conway secured the lead after starting from pole, and drove away from Oliver Jarvis (Carlin Motorsport). Jarvis, who was his nearest championship challenger, endured a lonely race to second.

He was due to start this afternoon's second race in third place, but a pit lane speeding infringement means he has been penalized and will start fifth.

Jarvis' teammate Christian Bakkerud had a superb start and made good use of it to hang on to third place despite race-long pressure from Conway's Double R teammate Bruno Senna.

Dutch driver Yelmer Buurman finished right in Senna's wheeltracks after an eventful race that saw him run fifth on lap one, drop two places and then make them up again.

Venezuelan Rodolfo Gonzalez brought the National Class title back to T-Sport after finishing third in class. A spin on the first lap left him at the back but he charged back to secure enough points to put matters beyond doubt.

CLASSIFIED:

Pos  Driver              Make                          Time
 1.  Mike Conway         Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     30:48.767
 2.  Oliver Jarvis       Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +   4.518
 3.  Christian Bakkerud  Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +  17.137
 4.  Bruno Senna         Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     +  17.891
 5.  Yelmer Buurman      Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     +  18.473
 6.  Stephen Jelley      Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     +  19.486
 7.  James Walker        Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     +  22.708
 8.  James Jakes         Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     +  24.042
 9.  Maro Engel          Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +  24.733
10.  Salvador Duran      Dallara F306 Mercedes HWA     +  32.029
11.  Jonathan Kennard    Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +  35.326
12.  Stuart Hall         Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +  35.733
13.  Karl Reindler       Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +  39.757
14.  Alberto Valerio     Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +  46.322
15.  Cristiano Morgado   Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen Honda  +  59.173
16.  Keiko Ihara         Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda      +1:12.242
17.  Juho Annala         Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +1:13.203
18.  Rodolfo Gonzalez    Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +1:17.061
19.  Alex Waters         Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +1:18.404
20.  Rodolfo Avila       Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda      +   1 LAP

Fastest Lap: Mike Conway, 1:16.282 on lap 3
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