Juncadella triumphs in Macau thriller

Juncadella triumphs in Macau thriller

20 November 2011 – Spain's Daniel Juncadella took the chequered flag first in an action-packed Macau Grand Prix this afternoon, guiding his Prema Powerteam car to victory in a race that saw a total of 16 retirements. Felipe Nasr claimed the runner-up spot at the wheel of his Carlin machine, with pole-sitter Marco Wittmann completing the podium.

Wittmann made no errors when the race got underway, maintaining his lead into the first corner before gradually building up a gap to the men behind. However, when the Safety Car came out on Lap 7 for Felix Rosenqvist’s crash, the German’s race started to take a turn for the worse and he soon found himself slipping down the order.

As the action resumed, the train of Juncadella, Nasr and Yuhi Sekiguchi made life difficult for Wittmann, with the battle ultimately falling in Juncadella’s favour. The 20-year-old remained in control from this point, avoiding any potential issues during a further late Safety Car period to become the first ever Spaniard to win the event.

Sekiguchi held on to finish in fourth place at the end of the Grand Prix, with Hannes van Asseldonk and Will Buller in close company. The latter’s Fortec team-mate Lucas Foresti was next up in seventh ahead of 2011 British F3 rival Jazeman Jaafar, while Richard Bradley and Adderly Fong rounded out the top ten runners.

The penultimate lap clash which all but sealed victory for Juncadella saw Carlin’s Kevin Magnussen fly over the back of Buller’s car, with Sino Vision's Hywel Lloyd also involved and needing precautionary checks in the medical centre afterwards.

Roberto Merhi’s race was over at the start, the Spaniard bogging down off the line before being heavily collected by Richie Stanaway. Two other big names to retire were Double R’s Valtteri Bottas who crashed on the fifth lap from second place, and Alexander Sims who suffered even more hardship after his Saturday woes.


- Post-race feelings from winner Daniel Juncadella

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