Bottas wins on British F3 return
25 September 2011 – Valtteri Bottas has celebrated victory in this weekend’s second British Formula 3 race at Donington Park. The Finn, GP3 Champion and Williams F1 reserve driver, led home Race 1 winner Will Bull and Menasheh Idafar, with four different teams filling the first four places.
With Buller and Fortec team-mate Harry Tincknell on a front row, a lightning getaway by Bottas saw the Double R man shoot through the middle and lead on the approach to Redgate. He was never headed from that moment onwards, extending a lead of over 14 seconds.
It was a somewhat quiet race for Champion Felipe Nasr and Kevin Magnussen, who both gambled on starting with Slicks on a wet surface; the Brazilian eventually rose to a distant tenth behind Jack Harvey, with Magnussen only 16th after going off at Goddards on the final lap.
Donington’s third and final race begins at 1:40pm local time (BST)