Race 2: Marshall takes damp win

Aussie Marcus Marshall was the surprise winner of a wet-dry British Formula 3 race at Silverstone today (Sunday). While the Fortec driver headed home a pair of Carlin drivers, Nelson Angelo Piquet saw kept his title charge on track with a tidy fourth position on the wrong tyres.

Race 2: Marshall takes damp win

Marshall was the only driver to start the race on slick tyres, as pre-race showers spread much anxiety on the grid. It took him a while to get up to speed, but he suddenly moved to the front mid-race and there was no chance for anybody to respond.

Carlin's Alvaro Parente and Danilo Dirani did the next-cleverest thing, which was pitting for slicks on the warmup lap. That meant they effectively started last, but with a massive tyre advantage they didn't take long to work past the wet-shod runners, led by Piquet.

The early feature of the race was a strong battle between Piquet and Menu Motorsport's Rob Austin for the lead. The pair swapped places several times, but the fight was soon irrelevant as the three men on slicks shot past. James Rossiter (Fortec) limited the points damage by finishing seventh - the Brit now moves back into second in the title race as Adam Carroll (P1 Motorsport) had a disastrous second race and finished out of the points.




Marcus Marshall (Dallara-Opel) 28m23.542s
Alvaro Parente (Dallara-Mugen) +0.971s
Danilo Dirani (Dallara-Mugen) +10.072s
Nelson Angelo Piquet (Dallara-Mugen) +47.334s
Rob Austin (Dallara-Opel) +48.929s
Will Power (Dallara-Mugen) +51.595s

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