Vergne takes title with 12th win

Jean-Eric Vergne became the first Frenchman to win the British Formula 3 championship by winning the 40-minute 'feature' race at Silverstone this afternoon

Vergne takes title with 12th win

The Red Bull junior led the race from start to finish from pole position to claim his 12th victory of the season, and the title.

A brief safety car interruption to retrieve the stranded car of Fortec's Max Snegirev, who crashed on the opening lap, allowed Carlin team-mate Adriano Buzaid to threaten briefly, but Vergne held firm into Copse on the lap-four re-start and then pulled out a handy gap that he managed to the end.

Buzaid continued his strong day by taking second place. He traded tenths with Vergne through the middle part of the race, but the Parisian always looked in command.

Fortec's Oli Webb made up for a miserable weekend by completing the podium, ahead of yesterday's winner James Calado (Carlin), who took a subdued fourth in a processional affair.

Lucas Foresti and Rupert Svendsen-Cook made it five Carlin cars in the top six, well adrift of the leading quartet, while T-Sport's Alex Brundle produced his best drive of the season to take eighth, sandwiched by Hitech pairing Gabriel Dias and William Buller.

Fortec's Daniel McKenzie completed the top 10. Both he and Buller benefited when Mucke's Carlos Munoz spun at Maggotts/Becketts on the lap-four re-start.

T-Sport's Menasheh Idafar dominated the National Class in 14th place overall.

 Pos Driver Team Car Time/Gap 1. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin D/V 41m01.289s 2. Adriano Buzaid Carlin D/V + 1.212s 3. Oli Webb Fortec  D/M + 6.234s 4. James Calado Carlin D/V + 7.280s 5. Lucas Foresti Carlin D/V + 20.222s 6. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin D/V + 24.772s 7. Gabriel Dias Hitech D/V + 25.895s 8. Alex Brundle T-Sport D/V + 29.188s 9 William Buller Hitech D/V + 29.981s 10. Daniel McKenzie Fortec D/M + 30.678s 11. Daisuke Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 32.643s 12. Felipe Nasr Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 34.385s 13. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin D/V + 35.048s 14. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport D/H + 35.832s 15. Hywel Lloyd CF/Manor D/M + 37.296s 16. Jay Bridger Litespeed D/M + 46.232s 17. Carlos Huertas Raikkonen Robertson D/M + 49.601s 18 Adderly Fong Sino Vision D/M + 49.890s 19. Carlos Munoz Mucke D/M + 52.482s 20. James Cole T-Sport D/H + 1'06.183s 21. Juan Carlos Sistos West-Tec D/H + 1'18.599s 22. Yann Cunha Manor D/M + 1'19.141s 23. Pietro Fantin Hitech D/V + 1'21.452s Retirements: Maxim Snegirev Fortec D/M 0 laps 
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