Nasr stretches lead with Oulton win

Felipe Nasr extended his lead at the top of the British Formula 3 championship by winning this afternoon's 40-minute 'feature' race at Oulton Park

Nasr stretches lead with Oulton win

The 2009 Formula BMW Europe champion was chased for 26 laps by fellow Brazilian Lucas Foresti, but always looked in control and ran out a fairly comfortable winner by 3.3 seconds.

"It was just perfect," said the winner of his third victory of the season. "Another very good weekend for us and that means very important points for the championship."

Fortec's Foresti completed his strongest weekend in the series so far by taking second place and the fastest lap in this race, to add to his stunning breakthrough victory on Saturday.

T-Sport's Menasheh Idafar capitalised on his row two starting slot to fill the podium. Having crashed out of the first two races of the weekend, Idafar focused on keeping it together in this one and spent the entire race with mirrors full of Carlin's Rupert Svendsen-Cook as they finished nearly 20s adrift of Foresti.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to the team," said Idafar. "I kind of gave them a lot of work to do this weekend! But in the end, we got a podium."

Will Buller (Fortec) overtook Jazeman Jaafar (Carlin) when the Malaysian got boxed to the inside on the run to Old Hall after the start. They, Harry Tincknell (Fortec) and Scott Pye (Double R) came through in close proximity to complete the top eight, nearly four seconds clear of fast-starting Pietro Fantin (Hitech) and Carlin's Carlos Huertas.

Sino Vision's Adderly Fong made great progress to climb from 16th on the grid to 11th in the early stages, but just missed out on taking the final point.

Results - 26 laps:

Pos  Driver                Team/Car                     Time/Gap
 1.  Felipe Nasr           Carlin Dallara-VW          39m09.433s
 2.  Lucas Foresti         Fortec Dallara-Merc          + 3.394s
 3.  Menasheh Idafar       T-Sport Dallara-VW          + 22.570s
 4.  Rupert Svendsen-Cook  Carlin Dallara-VW           + 23.124s
 5.  William Buller        Fortec Dallara-Merc         + 23.931s
 6.  Jazeman Jaafar        Carlin Dallara-VW           + 24.537s
 7.  Harry Tincknell       Fortec Dallara-Merc         + 25.225s
 8.  Scott Pye             Double R Dallara-Merc       + 26.319s
 9.  Pietro Fantin         Hitech Dallara-VW           + 30.052s
10.  Carlos Huertas        Carlin Dallara-VW           + 30.517s
11.  Adderly Fong          Sino Vision Dallara-Merc    + 31.375s
12.  Riki Christodoulou    Hitech Dallara-VW           + 34.346s
13.  Pipo Derani           Double R Dallara-Merc       + 38.617s
14.  Hywel Lloyd           Sino Vision Dallara-Merc    + 42.423s
15.  Fahmi Ilyas           Fortec Dallara-Merc         + 42.797s
16.  Yann Cunha            T-Sport Dallara-VW          + 43.709s
17.  Bart Hylkema          T-Sport Dallara-Mugen     + 1m22.290s
18.  Kotaro Sakurai        Hitech Dallara-Mugen          + 1 lap
19.  Jack Harvey           Carlin Dallara-VW            + 2 laps

Retirements:

     Kevin Magnussen       Carlin Dallara-VW             11 laps
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