Félix da Costa wins Macau qualification race
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17 November 2012 – António Félix da Costa has won Saturday’s qualification race ahead of the legendary Macau Grand Prix. The Portuguese took the chequered flag from Félix Rosenqvist of Portugal and Britain’s Alex Lynn, who had started from pole position.
Lynn started from the front but fell back to third position behind the fast-starting men with whom he was to share the podium. The Carlin driver knew Rosenqvist was likely to pass, after which he maintained a solid threat for victory and eventually finished half a second behind. Just off the rostrum was Carlos Sainz Jr.
Daniel Juncadella ran as high as third, but had to settle for fifth position – although this remains subject to an investigation over a fuel sample. Prema Powerteam has requested a second fuel test, but this must take place in an FIA-approved laboratory, none of which are in Macau. This issue will therefore be decided at a later date.
Harry Tincknell came home in sixth place from Pascal Wehrlein and Hannes van Asseldonk, who had started 11th. The top ten was completed by Felipe Nasr and Alexander Sims. The most notable retirement was Félix Serrallés, who took a bite out of the infamous Macau wall and ended his afternoon with broken suspension.