Tincknell claims maiden Euro F3 win
13 April 2013 – Carlin's Harry Tincknell claimed a lights to flag victory in the opening Formula 3 European Championship race at Silverstone on Saturday, marking his maiden triumph in the series. The Briton narrowly led home fellow countryman and Prema driver Alex Lynn, while Mücke Motorsport's Felix Rosenqvist completed the podium.
Starting from pole position, Tincknell narrowly retained his lead on the opening lap, forcing Rosenqvist wide at Copse in a bold defensive move. Lynn jumped to second as a result of the early battle, but could not conjure up an overtaking manoeuvre for the remainder of the 18-lap race, trailing Tincknell by around a second for the duration.
Rosenqvist had to settle for a lonely third after his early brawl for the lead, but there was plenty of action behind. Lucas Auer rose impressively from seventh on the grid to fourth at the chequered flag, overcoming duels with championship leader and team-mate Raffaelle Marciello, T-sport's Will Buller plus the Carlin of Nicholas Latifi.
Félix Serrallés wound up eighth, just ahead of Pipo Derani and Red Bull youngster Tom Blomqvist, the latter denying Jordan King of the final point. Fortec's Josh Hill, son of 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon, and Grandson of two-time title winner Graham, failed to make the finish after damaging his car in a battle with Sven Müller.
Saturday's Race 2 at Silverstone begins at 1.20pm local time (GMT +1)