Harvey seals first ever British F3 victory
3 July 2011 – Jack Harvey stormed to his maiden British Formula 3 victory at the Nürburgring on Saturday morning, taking full advantage of his second place grid slot to jump ahead of Carlin team-mate Rupert Svendsen-Cook at the start of the race. The Briton ultimately crossed the line with a 2.5 second advantage, while Pedro Nunes grabbed the final spot on the podium after a strong drive from 11th on the grid.
Just moments after Harvey jumped into the lead, a crash between Fahmi Ilyas and Pietro Fantin brought out the Safety Car. Both men were beached in the gravel, leading to the action being neutralised until their cars were cleared. There was more drama to follow as the race got back underway on Lap 4, with António Félix da Costa and Will Buller making significant contact, forcing the latter to retire.
Félix da Costa went on to salvage seventh after his early incident, leading home Fortec’s Harry Tincknell who added to his championship points tally once again. Double R duo Pipo Derani and Scott Pye grabbed ninth and tenth respectively, while Bart Hylkema claimed Rookie Class honours for the second time this weekend.
Race 3 begins at 2pm local time (BST +1)