05/08/2012 - Scotsman Harry Tincknell completed a superb
lights-to-flag drive to claim his third win of the season in the
second Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series race at
Snetterton today (Sunday).
Unlike Saturday's race, bright sunshine and hot weather
conditions greeted the drivers and spectators for the start of race
two at Snetterton. Starting from pole in the reversed grid race,
Tincknell made the most of the advantage and came home to take the
flag with an untroubled drive, finishing ahead of Jazeman Jaafar
and Nick McBride.
Tincknell, who profited from the reverse grid draw, made a good
start from pole position and he headed the 16 car field into
Riches, with plenty of squabbling for positions behind. Richard
Goddard managed to hold on to second spot with Jaafar in third and
Adderly Fong fourth. Snetterton race one winner Jack Harvey was the
man to watch as he gained five places on the opening lap to move
into ninth place.
While Tincknell surged into a healthy lead, Jaafar snatched
second spot from Goddard and Harvey continued his progress through
the field, passing Felix Seralles and Alex Lynn. There was
disappointment for Hannes Van Asseldonk as he was forced into the
pit lane with a problem with the front left. A drive through
penalty for Goddard, who was deemed out of position at the start,
helped lift Harvey and the rest of the field up a position.
At the front Tincknell had the race under control maintaining a
three second lead from Jaafar but third place changed hands after
Fong ran wide on lap 10. His mistake saw him drop to eighth
allowing McBride into third and Harvey into fourth, extending his
impressive drive from 12th on the grid.
In the end Tincknell held his nerve to take the chequered flag
from Jaafar. McBride claimed the final spot on the podium with the
result being his first F3 podium. Fong took the honours in the
National Class from Goddard and Duvashen Padayachee.
The final Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series
Race at Snetterton will begin at 15:05pm.
Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series Race
2 Top 10
1. Harry Tincknell, Carlin, 11 laps
2. Jazeman Jaafar, Carlin, +3.088s
3. Nick McBride, ThreeBond with T Sport, +28.552s
4. Jack Harvey, Carlin, +28.827s
5. Alex Lynn, Fortec, +29.497s
6. Felix Serralles, Fortec, +29.649s
7. Pipo Derani, Fortec, +31.663s
8. Pietro Fantin, Carlin, +32.486s
9. Adderly Fong (National Class), CF Racing, +34.699s
10. Geoff Uhrhane, Double R, +34.983s