Snetterton 2: Van der Merwe again

Alan van der Merwe further extended his lead at the head of the British Formula 3 Championship by wining the second race at Snetterton today (Sunday) in his Carlin Motorsport machine

Snetterton 2: Van der Merwe again

The South African, who started from pole position, led the race from start to finish in his Dallara-Mugen, but as in the first race today he had to contend with two safety car periods.

The first was caused when a first corner multiple pile-up claimed the cars of Will Davison, Scott Speed, Ronnie Bremer, Robert Dahlgren and Adam Carroll. The second was for a massive accident that befell Fairuz Fauzy, who was unsighted when he clipped an abandoned car at Coram Curve and was launched into a massive roll. He was unhurt.

That left a four-lap shoot-out to the flag, which van der Merwe won with ease. All eyes were on the battle for second as Jamie Green, who had a big shunt of his own in qualifying, was struggling with the single set of tyres he had been left with.

Somehow, Green fended off Nelson Angelo Piquet and Rob Austin, who then collided at the exit of the Esses on the final lap. Austin just held third, but Piquet slipped to fifth behind a charging Richard Antinucci, who only started 10th.


1 Alan van der Merwe (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen
2 Jamie Green (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen
3 Rob Austin (Menu) Dallara-Opel
4 Richard Antinucci (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen
5 Nelson Angelo Piquet (Piquet Sports) Dallara-Mugen
6 Ernani Judice (Promatecme) Dallara-Renault
7 Danny Watts (Hitech) Dallara-Renault
8 Clivio Piccione (Manor) Dallara-Mugen
9 Michael Keohane (Promatecme) Dallara-Mugen
10 Steven Kane (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen


1 Steven Kane (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen
2 Ernesto Viso (Sweeney) Dallara-Mugen
3 Ivor McCullough (Meritus) Dallara-Mugen

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