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Carlos Huertas was in high spirits following his maiden British F3 victory at Silverstone at Sunday, explaining that his time at the wheel could not have been any better. The Carlin driver crossed the line just over half a tenth ahead of team-mate Kevin Magnussen, having held the Dane at bay after jumping into the lead at the start.
"It feels great," Colombian Huertas told GPUpdate.net of his victory. "Last year I think I should have won two races, one in Rockingham and one in Silverstone, but one was my mistake and the other one was the strategy. This year I came close a few times and it didn’t happen, but it happened today. Everything was perfect, so I’m very happy."
When discussing the challenge of keeping the relentless Magnussen behind, Huertas said it was far from easy, but insisted that the gap was controllable.
"It was tough, the race is really long so everything goes really slowly," he said. "I did a race run here during the test last week, so that helped and I thought about that a little bit when I was in the car.
"Afterwards it was just about not making any mistakes, he was close but we were really equal. There was no chance he was going to pass me, so it was under control but tough."
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