Sunday, 05 June 2011 14:00
Formula 3 Euro Series - From pole position, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) won the twelfth round of the Formula 3 Euro Series season at the 4.326 kilometre long Red Bull Ring in Styria, Austria.
The Spaniard took the lead at the start and went on to win the race, his third victory of the season, with a five second margin over Nigel Melker (Mucke Motorsport).
Third place went to guest driver Tom Dillmann (Motopark) and Daniel Abt (Signature) was shown the chequered flag in fourth.
While Daniel Juncadella drove home to a safe victory, he was presented the winner’s trophy by three time Olympic ski jumping gold medallist and Four Hills Tournament winner Thomas Morgenstern.
His Prema Powerteam team-mate, Roberto Merhi, collided with Felix Rosenqvist (Mucke Motorsport) on the opening lap when both young drivers were battling for second place at the time.
The Swede Rosenqvist retired on the spot and points leader Merhi managed to make it into the pit, but also had to retire.
Nevertheless, the Spaniard retains his lead in the point standings while Daniel Juncadella moved back up into second place after his victory, overtaking Marco Wittmann (Signature) who had to retie due to a technical problem.
Temperature track: 34.2°C
Temperature air: 21.3°C
Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam):
“For me, it was a perfect race. I concentrated on making a good start and I succeeded. Of course, it was my luck that Felix Rosenqvist and Roberto Merhi retired directly behind me. The car ran perfectly, I became faster and faster. I want to dedicate this victory to my team manager Rene Rosin, who isn’t here as his wife is about to give birth.”
Nigel Melker (Mucke Motorsport):
“We were quick throughout the weekend, but I had problems making best use of the tyres in the first two races. In the third race, things went significantly better.”
Tom Dillmann (Motopark):
“We have really deserved this podium. Throughout the weekend, my car was really good. In the first race, I was able to move up from seventh place on the grid to finish fourth and now I am even on the podium.”
Race 3 results:
||Time / Gap
If you found this service informative please be kind and leave a tip.