Magnussen misfire hands win to Nasr
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3 July 2011 – Felipe Nasr benefited from a late technical issue endured by Kevin Magnussen to claim his fifth win of the season at the Nürburgring this afternoon, reaching the top step of the podium for the first time this weekend. An unfortunate engine misfire dropped Magnussen all the way down to fifth place at the chequered flag, promoting António Félix da Costa and Carlos Huertas up the order and onto the rostrum.
A strong getaway saw Magnussen maintain his advantage from pole, with Nasr slotting in behind. The Brazilian tried to apply pressure in the same way he did during yesterday afternoon’s opening race, but Magnussen seemingly had the lead under control. A late engine problem would ultimately gift Nasr the victory, as Magnussen helplessly slipped down the order at the wheel of a slowing car.
Buller was able to score points after the disappointment of this morning’s race, grabbing seventh in front of Pietro Fantin. Harry Tincknell and Pedro Nunes rounded out the top ten, while Bart Hylkema ensured a Rookie Class clean sweep this weekend by outracing rival Kotaro Sakurai. At the top of the championship table, Nasr moves into a 75 point lead over second place man Lucas Foresti.
The British F3 field will be back in action at Paul Ricard in a fortnight's time