First Win for Clarke and Raikkonen

Dan Clarke dominated the first British F3 International Series Race at Castle Combe, scoring his and his Double-R team's first victory

First Win for Clarke and Raikkonen

Last year's Formula Ford Festival winner got the jump on polesitter Charlie Kimabll at the start and led the entire distance unchallenged. It was the series' fifth different winner this season.

It was also Double R's first victory in their short, nine-race history. The team, set up last winter by ex-Carlin engineer Anthony 'Boyo' Hieatt with the help of McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen and his manager Steve Robertson, is already paying dividends.

Alvaro Parente finished second to move into the lead of the Championship, but was unable to challenge Clarke despite a brief safety car period to recover the stricken car of Adam Kahn.

Poleman Kimball recovered to third after dropping to fourth at the green light. He overtook T-Sport's Ryan Lewis at the chicane on the second lap but was unable to challenge Parente.

Danny Watts was fifth on his return to the Championship, resisting the might of Fortec Motorsport's Mike Conway.

The race was red flagged a lap early after an accident for Cheong Lou Meng.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Make-Engine Time 1. Dan Clarke Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 21:28.508 2. Alvaro Parente Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 2.063 3. Charlie Kimball Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 2.551 4. Ryan Lewis Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 3.424 5. Danny Watts Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 6.744 6. Mike Conway Dallara Opel Spiess + 7.257 7. Danilo Dirani Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda + 7.649 8. Christian Bakkerud Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 10.626 9. Marko Asmer Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 11.011 10. Steven Kane Lola B05/30 Mugen-Honda + 11.342 11. Tim Bridgman Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 11.792 12. Bruno Senna Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 12.882 13. Ronayne O'mahony Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 15.679 14. Stephen Jelley Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 16.540 15. Salvador Duran Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 17.584 16. Josh Fisher Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 18.866 17. Jonathan Kennard Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 20.686 18. Ben Clucas Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda + 21.333 19. James Walker Dallara F305 Opel Spiess + 21.802 20. Barton Mawer Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 22.111 21. Juho Annala Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 26.155 22. Keiko Ihara Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda + 26.724 23. Ricardo Teixeira Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda + 31.056 24. Charlie Hollings Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen Honda + 3 Laps NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Make-Engine On Lap Cheong Lou Meng Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 18 Adam Khan Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 10 Nick Jones Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1 FASTEST LAPS: Championship: Dan Clarke (Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda) 59.387 National: Barton Mawer (Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) 1:00.387 
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