>


Advertisement
Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
11/21/09
macaugp
Vernay Wins Formula 3 Macau Qualification Race
The start
Jean-Karl Vernay took victory in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix Qualification Race on Saturday with a dominant victory in an event that witnessed two safety car spells.

The Signature driver, who had qualified second for the race, made a better getaway at the start than pole position man Marcus Ericsson – but he only held onto the lead on the run into Lisboa as his TOM’S rival slipstreamed past him before the corner.

Following a brief safety car period, caused when Jake Rosenzweig crashed heavily at Mandarin Bend on the first lap, Vernay moved back to the front when he dived past Ericsson into Lisboa at the restart on lap four.

Japanese F3 champion Markus Ericsson from Sweden finished 2nd after starting from pole.
Vernay then pulled clear to open up a lead over Ericsson, with his victory assured when there was a late race safety car period to allow marshals to retrieve Wayne Boyd’s Hitech Racing machine after he had a spectacular crash at Mandarin Bend.

“The car was fantastic, the engine is very strong and I took no big risks – so it was just perfect,” said a delighted Vernay.

Behind Vernay, Ericsson had a tough time holding off Edoardo Mortara – who had come through a scrape with Jules Bianchi just before San Francisco bend on the opening lap.

American racer Jake Rosenzweig, driving for Fortec Motorsport, didn't make it to the finish today. He will have to start the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup - Macau Grand Prix tomorrow from the last row.
Belgian Laurens Vanthoor, 2009 German F3 champion, on his way to 5th place in the Macau GP qualifying race.
On lap eight, Mortara appeared to have done enough to take the place off Ericsson when he swooped past his TOM’S rival on the run down to Lisboa – but the maneuver was done under yellow flags and he had to hand the position back later that lap.

His hopes of making another attempt to get the position were dashed almost immediately when the second safety car meant he had no further opportunity to get past.

Valtteri Bottas finished fourth, with Laurens Vanthoor fifth and Daniel Ricciardo sixth.

Results

POS

NO ENGINE DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME LAPS GAP
1 14 VW Jean-Karl VERNAY FRA Signature 31:52.192 10 0.000
2 1 Toyota Marcus ERICSSON SWE Tom's 31:52.463 10 0.271
3 16 VW Edoardo MORTARA ITA Signature 31:53.286 10 1.094
4 4 MB Valtteri BOTTAS FIN ART Grand Prix 31:53.779 10 1.587
5 15 VW Laurens VANTHOOR BEL Signature 31:54.370 10 2.178
6 6 VW Daniel RICCIARDO AUS Carlin 31:56.790 10 4.598
7 5 MB Sam BIRD GBR ART Grand Prix 31:58.285 10 6.093
8 2 Toyota Takuto IGUCHI JPN Tom's 31:58.857 10 6.665
9 22 MB Roberto MERHI ESP Manor Motorsport 32:00.264 10 8.072
10 11 VW Mika MAKI FIN Hitech Racing 32:01.442 10 9.250
11 17 MB Renger van der ZANDE NED City of Dreams Raikkonen Ro'son 32:01.912 10 9.720
12 23 Toyota Yuji KUNIMOTO JPN NOW Motor Sports 32:02.685 10 10.493
13 18 MB Alexander SIMS GBR City of Dreams Raikkonen Ro'son 32:02.961 10 10.769
14 25 MB Victor GARCIA ESP Fortec Motorsport 32:03.341 10 11.149
15 8 VW Max CHILTON GBR Carlin 32:03.819 10 11.627
16 10 Honda Kei COZZOLINO ITA Toda Racing 32:05.587 10 13.395
17 30 VW Stef DUSSELDORP NED Kolles & Heinz Union 32:06.723 10 14.531
18 24 Toyota Koki SAGA JPN Le Beausset Motorsports 32:11.509 10 19.317
19 21 MB Carlos HUERTAS COL Manor Motorsport 32:12.252 10 20.060
20 29 MB Daniel ZAMPIERI ITA Prema Powerteam 32:12.484 10 20.292
21 3 MB Jules BIANCHI FRA ART Grand Prix 32:12.816 10 20.624
22 28 MB Stefano COLETTI MON Prema Powerteam 32:13.524 10 21.332
23 31 VW Alexandre IMPERATORI SUI KCMG by Kolles & Heinz Union 32:14.166 10 21.974
24 7 VW Brendon HARTLEY NZL Carlin 32:14.454 10 22.262
25 26 MB Daniel MCKENZIE GBR Fortec Motorsport 32:15.337 10 23.145
26 20 MB Michael HO MAC Champ M'sport Manor M'sport 32:16.414 10 24.222
Did Not Finish
12 VW Wayne BOYD GBR Hitech Racing 18:40.981 6 D.N.F.
9 VW Henry ARUNDEL GBR Carlin 25:24.727 5 D.N.F.
27 MB Jake ROSENZWEIG USA Fortec Motorsport 0 D.N.F.
Fastest Laps
14 VW Jean-Karl VERNAY Signature 2:10.906 7 104.57mph
4 MB Valtteri BOTTAS ART Grand Prix 2:11.063 6 104.45mph
1 Toyota Marcus ERICSSON Tom's 2:11.405 7 104.18mph
10 Honda Kei COZZOLINO Toda Racing 2:13.888 7 102.25mph

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015

Search Hot News
Search Help