Macau F3 GP: Rosenqvist says Marciello not to blame for their clash

Felix Rosenqvist did not think his 2013 Formula 3 European Championship rival Raffaele Marciello was at fault in their collision in the Macau Grand Prix

Macau F3 GP: Rosenqvist says Marciello not to blame for their clash

Rosenqvist broke his suspension in the clash with champion Marciello as they went through the flat-out Mandarin Oriental kink on the first lap.

The two were running side by side at the time with fast-starting Pipo Derani.

Derani was on the outside for the kink, with Rosenqvist in the middle and Ferrari protege Marciello on the inside.

"I was behind Alex Lynn," Rosenqvist told AUTOSPORT, "and I tried to get his slipstream. I had Raffaele alongside and Pipo also came into the mix.

"I think I touched Pipo's tyre, and then Marciello touched me and broke my suspension.

"My feeling was that Derani was maybe being a little crazy. At 200ks, with one centimetre on each side of me because of the two cars, I wasn't going to get out of it, and Raffaele had no room."

Marciello continued but later crashed out in an incident of his own.

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