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H???lkenberg wins F3 Masters as Grosjean stalls 5th August 2007, 15:41

Nico H???lkenberg won the prestigious F3 Masters race at Zolder after pole sitter Romain Grosjean stalled on the grid and was relegated to the rear of the field. The victory is a timely boost for H???lkenberg who has had a very mixed season in the F3 Euroseries, winning in the wet at Zandvoort last weekend, […]

British F3 Spa 2: Kennard’s first win 29th July 2007, 11:56

Jonathan Kennard broke his victory race in very wet conditions at Spa-Francorchamps after only four laps’ racing. He started the race from pole and was aided by the race starting behind the safety car as the track was extremely wet and rain was continuing to fall. The race got underway after three laps and the […]

British F3 Spa 1: Bird flies to second win

Sam 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 […]

Qualifying disaster for Asmer at Spa 27th July 2007, 8:55

Marko Asmer will start the first of two British F3 races at Spa from 29th on the 30 car grid. The Estonian, who is leading the championship, crashed in morning practice and was only able to do one lap in his hastily-repaired car. His championship rivals Stephen Jelley, Maro Engel and Sam Bird occupy the […]

British F3 Brands Hatch 2: Narrow win for Hohenthal 15th July 2007, 19:23

Sebastian Hohenthal took a close win in the second race at Brands Hatch, chased home by Atte Mustonen and Marko Asmer. The podium finishers were covered by one second at the line. Both Asmer and Mustonen made efforts to pass Hohenthal but the Swede kept his cool. Michael Devaney scored the best result of the […]

British F3 Snetterton 2: Asmer back to the front 3rd June 2007, 22:55

Marko Asmer won the second British F3 race at Snetterton commandingly from pole position. It was as if his disappointing first race performance hadn’t even happened. Alberto Valerio and Sam Bird were second and third in a reversal of their finishes in the first race, after Valerio sliced past Bird on lap seven. Bird dropped […]

British F3 Snetterton 1: Breen leads Carlin podium

Niall Breen headed a Carlin 1-2-3 in the seventh round of the British F3 championship at Snetterton. Team mates Sam Bird and Alberto Valerio followed him home. Bird leapt up the field with a magnificent start put pole sitter Atte Mustonen had a terrible getaway and was swamped by the field. He eventually retired with […]

British F3 Oulton 2: Asmer wins after three starts 10th April 2007, 21:30

Marko Asmer won the second race at Oulton Park – but only after the race had to be re-started twice following multiple crashes. Just as in race one the Estonian had Stephen Jelley on his tail at the chequered flag. Pole sitter Jonathan Kennard finished fourth ahead of first race winner Maro Engel and his […]

British F3 Oulton 1: Easy win for Engel 9th April 2007, 13:16

Maro Engel converted pole to victory in the first round of the British F3 championship at Oulton Park. The season got off to a dramatic start as three drivers crashed out at Cascades on the first lap. Following a safety car restart Engel retained his lead and kept it to the end despite pressure from […]