British F3 Spa 1: Bird flies to second win

Sam Bird, British F3, Spa-Francorchamps, 2007 | British F3Sam Bird took a classy win at Spa-Francorchamps, moving from third to second at the start before passing Stephen Jelley for the win.

Bird extended his lead as Jelley and Jonathan Kennard battled for second, the latter finally taking the pace on the final lap.

Atte Mustonen was fourth ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez, and championship leader finished an excellent sixth after starting on the 15th row. His lead in the championship remains a healthy 69 points.

Full results below.

1 – 3 – C – Sam BIRD – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:15.453 – 12 – – 185.00
2 – 2 – C – Jonathan KENNARD – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:18.921 – 12 – 3.468 – 184.61
3 – 1 – C – Stephen JELLEY – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:20.045 – 12 – 4.592 – 184.49
4 – 26 – C – Atte MUSTONEN – FIN – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:20.883 – 12 – 5.430 – 184.39
5 – 9 – C – Rodolfo GONZALEZ – VEN – Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda – 27:27.070 – 12 – 11.617 – 183.70
6 – 7 – C – Marko ASMER – EST – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:29.161 – 12 – 13.708 – 183.47
7 – 21 – C – Niall BREEN – IRL – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:31.412 – 12 – 15.959 – 183.22
8 – 14 – C – Esteban GUERRIERI – ARG – Mygale Mercedes HWA – 27:33.967 – 12 – 18.514 – 182.93
9 – 31 – N – Sergio PEREZ – MEX – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 27:34.691 – 12 – 19.238 – 182.85
10 – 50 – C – Greg MANSELL – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:34.854 – 12 – 19.401 – 182.84
11 – 15 – C – Michael DEVANEY – IRL – Mygale Mercedes HWA – 27:41.526 – 12 – 26.073 – 182.10
12 – 6 – C – Walter GRUBMULLER – AUT – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:44.619 – 12 – 29.166 – 181.76
13 – 27 – C – Alastair JACKSON – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:46.694 – 12 – 31.241 – 181.54
14 – 39 – N – CHENG Cong Fu – CHN – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 27:47.248 – 12 – 31.795 – 181.48
15 – 38 – N – Hamad AL FARDAN – BHR – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 27:48.108 – 12 – 32.655 – 181.38
16 – 55 – N – Michael MEADOWS – GBR – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 27:54.553 – 12 – 39.100 – 180.68
17 – 16 – C – Max CHILTON – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 27:55.508 – 12 – 40.055 – 180.58
18 – 77 – N – Salman AL KHALIFA – BHR – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 27:57.530 – 12 – 42.077 – 180.36
19 – 5 – C – Sebastian HOHENTHAL – SWE – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 28:02.308 – 12 – 46.855 – 179.85
20 – 24 – C – John MARTIN – AUS – Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda – 28:08.155 – 12 – 52.702 – 179.23
21 – 44 – C – Leo MANSELL – GBR – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 28:08.357 – 12 – 52.904 – 179.21
22 – 8 – C – F’cesco CASTELLACCI – ITA – Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda – 28:09.288 – 12 – 53.835 – 179.11
23 – 37 – N – Viktor JENSEN – ISL – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 28:12.012 – 12 – 56.559 – 178.82
24 – 10 – C – Ricardo TEIXEIRA – ANG – Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda – 28:13.793 – 12 – 58.340 – 178.63
25 – 34 – N – Alex WATERS – GBR – Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda – 28:17.978 – 12 – 0.001 – 178.19
26 – 33 – N – Juan Pablo GARCIA S. – MEX – Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda – 28:21.581 – 12 – 0.001 – 177.81

Not Classified

12 – C – Sean PETTERSON – RSA – Lola B06-30 Mugen-Honda – 25:49.078 – 11 – D.N.F. – 179.04
4 – C – Mario MORAES – BRA – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 09:43.993 – 4 – D.N.F. – 172.70
23 – C – Maro ENGEL – GER – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – 04:54.859 – 2 – D.N.F. – 171.02
22 – C – Alberto VALERIO – BRA – Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA – – 0 – D.N.F. – N/A

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