Tom Blomqvist (GB) gained victory at the FIA Formula 3 European Championship on the Easter weekend in Silverstone. Using the Formula 3 engine from Wolfsburg during the first race and attaining the 1st position, he secured 4th place in the second and sixth place in the third race of the Formula 3 European Championship. Max Verstappen (NL), too used the Volkswagen powered metal and secured a position into the top five in the second race.
In overall ratings, the Volkswagen drivers achieved twelve top 10 results for the brand, where three of which were podium places, including Blomqvist’s victory.
In the Formula 3 at Silverstone, this was the first season to have started new engine regulations. VW built a 2-litre engine delivering 225hp.
After the first three races of the season, Tom Blomqvist is third in the overall standings, 13 points behind the leader. Verstappen is fifth.
Commenting on the results, Tom Blomqvist (GB), Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, Dallara-Volkswagen #31 said, “I’m very pleased with the opening Formula 3 weekend. With my victory on Saturday I knew that it was all about the start and defending the pole position cleverly. In Formula 3, and particularly on tracks such as Silverstone, it is difficult to overtake. Unfortunately that’s why I wasn’t able to get more out of the other two races, but I had some good duels, some of which were with my team-mates. We can build on results like these for the rest of the season.”
Max Verstappen (NL), Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara-Volkswagen #30 said, “The first race didn’t go to plan, the second was better and the third was great. In contrast with the first two races on Saturday, I got off to a good start on Sunday so I was able to fight for the front positions right away. My tyres wore down about halfway through the race but I kept up a good pace. I’m very happy with finishing fifth and second.”
FIA Formula 3 European Champpionship,Silverstone – race 1 results
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