British F3 Silverstone 1: Asmer back on top

Marko Asmer, British F3, Silverstone, 2007 | British F3 MediaMarko Asmer bounced back from his recent disappointments to claim his eighth victory in the British championship this year.

A first-lap crash eliminated Michael Meadows, Salman Al-Khalifa and Alberto Valerio, and forced a brief safety car period. Asmer had no trouble maintaining his advantage over second placed Maro Engel and quickly established a comfortable lead. Only a brief slide at Abbey threatened to disrupt his run to the flag.

Engel finished second ahead of Atte Mustonen and Greg Mansell, both of which started on the third row. Rodolfo Gonzalez, who started third, dropped back after contact with Mustonen on the first lap.

Sergio Perez was the national class winner. Full result below.

1 – Marko ASMER – EST – Hitech Racing – 30:13.633 – 22 – – 98.21 – 01:15.943
2 – Maro ENGEL – GER – Carlin Motorsport – 30:15.289 – 22 – 1.656 – 98.12 – 01:16.006
3 – Atte MUSTONEN – FIN – Raikkonen Robertson Racing – 30:18.333 – 22 – 4.7 – 97.95 – 01:15.973
4 – Greg MANSELL – GBR – Fortec Motorsport – 30:20.897 – 22 – 7.264 – 97.81 – 01:16.065
5 – Stephen JELLEY – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing – 30:27.532 – 22 – 13.899 – 97.46 – 01:16.306
6 – Sam BIRD – GBR – Carlin Motorsport – 30:29.015 – 22 – 15.382 – 97.38 – 01:16.321
7 – Niall BREEN – IRL – Carlin Motorsport – 30:38.980 – 22 – 25.347 – 96.85 – 01:16.416
8 – Michael DEVANEY – IRL – Ultimate Motorsport – 30:39.941 – 22 – 26.308 – 96.8 – 01:16.463
9 – Sebastian HOHENTHAL – SWE – Fortec Motorsport – 30:40.347 – 22 – 26.714 – 96.78 – 01:16.488
10 – Jonathan KENNARD – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing – 30:44.670 – 22 – 31.037 – 96.55 – 01:16.553
11 – Sergio PEREZ – MEX – T-Sport – 30:53.228 – 22 – 39.595 – 96.11 – 01:17.338
12 – Walter GRUBMULLER – AUT – Hitech Racing – 30:54.078 – 22 – 40.445 – 96.06 – 01:16.829
13 – Esteban GUERRIERI – ARG – Ultimate Motorsport – 30:58.156 – 22 – 44.523 – 95.85 – 01:16.899
14 – Alastair JACKSON – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing – 30:58.819 – 22 – 45.186 – 95.82 – 01:17.491
15 – Leo MANSELL – GBR – Fortec Motorsport – 30:59.201 – 22 – 45.568 – 95.8 – 01:17.233
16 – Ricardo TEIXEIRA – ANG – Performance Racing Europe – 31:00.427 – 22 – 46.794 – 95.74 – 01:17.511
17 – Ernesto OTERO – BRA – Raikkonen Robertson Racing – 31:10.154 – 22 – 56.521 – 95.24 – 01:17.799
18 – Hamad AL FARDAN – BHR – Performance Racing Europe – 31:11.380 – 22 – 57.747 – 95.18 – 01:18.023
19 – Francesco CASTELLACCI – ITA – Alan Docking Racing – 31:16.064 – 22 – 01:02.431 – 94.94 – 01:17.925
20 – Juan Pablo GARCIA S. – MEX – Fluid Motorsport Development – 31:18.016 – 22 – 01:04.383 – 94.84 – 01:18.322

Not Classified

DNF – 39 – N – Cong Fu CHENG – CHN – Performance Racing Europe – 27:21.632 – 19 – 3 laps – 93.7 – 01:17.355
DNF – 9 – C – Rodolfo GONZALEZ – VEN – T-Sport – 22:41.684 – 15 – 7 laps – 89.18 – 01:16.683
DNF – 24 – C – John MARTIN – AUS – Alan Docking Racing – 20:28.080 – 14 – 8 laps – 92.29 – 01:17.109
DNF – 16 – C – Max CHILTON – GBR – Arena International Motorsport – 16:33.083 – 11 – 11 laps – 89.68 – 01:16.721
DNF – 4 – C – Mario MORAES – BRA – Carlin Motorsport – 11:39.958 – 7 – 15 laps – 80.96 – 01:18.131
DNF – 37 – N – Viktor JENSEN – ISL – Alan Docking Racing – 01:53.999 – 1 – 21 laps – 71.02
DNF – 55 – N – Michael MEADOWS – GBR – Raikkonen Robertson Racing – 13:55.200
DNF – 77 – N – Salman AL-KHALIFA – BHR – T-Sport – 35:02.400
DNF – 22 – C – Alberto VALERIO – BRA – Carlin Motorsport

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