August, 08 2012

Harvey powers to Fifth British F3 win

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Young British racing driver Jack Harvey powered to his fifth win of the British Formula 3 Championship at Snetterton at the weekend, to go back to the top of the drivers’ championship with just two races to go.

Despite difficult conditions in Friday’s practice and Saturday’s qualifying, the young Carlin driver claimed double pole position, taking his tally of poles for the season so far to eight.

Harvey claimed the win in Race 1 after it was red-flagged due to deteriorating weather conditions caused by heavy rain. Then, despite starting on 12th on the reverse grid in the Race 2, Harvey stormed up the field to come home in fourth.

On Sunday’s final Race 3, Harvey tried to take advantage of his second pole position but was hampered by the wet and slipped into third by turn one. As conditions began to dry he picked up the pace but was unable to catch the leaders and crossed the line in third, claiming his 9th podium of the year.

“Two pole positions, another win and a third place finish plus a P4 from a P12 on the grid is a great result, but at the same time it’s disappointing that we didn’t have the pace to get another win in Race 3,” said the determined Harvey.

“We now head to the final two rounds of the championship, Silverstone and Donington. These are two of my favourite tracks and our aim will be pole positions and wins to extend our lead in the championship.”

Harvey, who currently leads the championship by four points from Felix Serralles, heads to Silverstone on the 8th September for what promises to be another exciting encounter.

Other young Alpinestars athletes made excellent podium appearances at Snetterton over the weekend, with Alex Lynn claiming third in Race 1, Jazeman Jaafar taking second place in Race 2, and Carlos Sainz Jnr winning Race 3.