The 2010 British F3 season review
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The 2010 British F3 season review

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Jean-Eric Vergne dominated the year to become France's first British Formula 3 champion. Ben Anderson tells the story of the season

Round 1: Oulton Park

Pre-season favourite Jean-Eric Vergne gets his title tilt off to an excellent start by converting two pole positions into two wins at Oulton Park. Carlin team-mate James Calado is looking good for two poles on a damp but drying circuit in qualifying, until differential failure ruins his chances, while reigning Formula BMW Europe champion Felipe Nasr destroys his car at Druids on his out-lap.

Calado leaves Cheshire with only six points, while local man Oli Webb (Fortec) finishes second to Vergne twice to start his season strongly. Formula BMW graduate Rupert Svendsen-Cook mugs Raikkonen Robertson's Daisuke Nakajima to win British F3's first ever reverse-grid race.

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