Mardenborough makes his the GP3 short race

20/07/2014 11:27

Jann Mardenborough won easily the second GP3 race in Hockenheim. The british driver imposed after starting from first position, while Zamparelli finished second having done an overtake to Eriksson in the start, who was third. Lynn finished fourth while Kirchhöfer, yesterday’s winner, retired.

 

ByGuillem González Vela

 

Jann Mardenborough was able to hold the pression and convert his 8th place “pole” in victori in German Grand Prix short race, in Hockenheimring. Not that much of fight on track despite position changes in first turns. Kirchhöfer made a bad actuation in the first laps and despite having won yesterday he had to retire.

 

Mardenborough maintained lead in the start without giving any opportunity to Zamparelli, who overtook for second place Eriksson, now third. Great start from Alex Lynn who quickly was fourth trying to overtake his rival in the championship.

 

In the third braking zone, Varhaug touched Balthasar. The first was obligated to retire and made three laps of yellow flag while the young Hilmer driver was able to continue from last position. Bernstorff and Kirchhöfer were also to retire as a cause to a touch between both that would be investigated. Despite having won the first race, ART driver did not make a good start and could not maintain until chequered flag.

 

Alex Lynn would try to overtake Eriksson, but was impossible for him and Swedish ran away for Zamparelly, without exit neither. Who was able to make overtake was Stoneman. He overtook Yelloly achieving fifth position.

 

Mardenborough widened the lead and arrived to the finish with almost four seconds of advantage over Zamparelli. First victory this season for Arden driver, who was able to maintain in the lead when he had to.

 

Next race will be in six days, Saturday of Hungarian Grand Prix, in Budapest circuit.

 

 

Results:

Pos. Car Driver   Team Gap Diff
1 6 Jan Mardenborough GBR Arden International After 18 Laps
2 3 Dino Zamparelli GBR ART Grand Prix + 3,860 + 3,860
3 8 Jimmy Eriksson SWE Koiranen GP + 6,196 + 2,336
4 10 Alex Lynn GBR Carlin + 7,087 + 0,891
5 16 Dean Stoneman GBR Marussia Manor Racing + 8,688 + 1,601
6 26 Nick Yelloly GBR Status Grand Prix + 9,169 + 0,481
7 5 Patric Neiderhauser CHE Arden International + 10,046 + 0,877
8 27 Richie Stanaway NZL Status Grand Prix + 13,158 + 3,112
9 19 Riccardo Agostini ITA Hilmer Motorsport + 13,502 + 0,344
10 4 Robert Visoiu ROM Arden International + 14,251 + 0,749
11 12 Luis Sá Silva ANG Carlin + 15,999 + 1,748
12 21 Mathéo Tuscher CHE Jenzer Motorsport + 21,983 + 5,984
13 22 Adderly Fong CHI Jenzer Motorsport + 22,949 + 0,966
14 1 Alex Fontana CHE ART Grand Prix + 23,343 + 0,394
15 18 Nelson Mason CAN Hilmer Motorsport + 24,801 + 1,458
16 14 Patrick Kujala FIN Marussia Manor Racing + 27,467 + 2,666
17 24 Roman De Beer RSA Trident + 29,522 + 2,055
18 9 Santiago Urrutia URG Koiranen GP + 30,129 + 0,607
19 15 Ryan Cullen GBR Marussia Manor Racing + 42,308 + 12,179
20 23 Victor Carbone BRA Trident + 43,252 + 0,944
21 17 Sebastian Balthasar GER Hilmer Motorsport + 43,815 + 0,563
22 7 Carmen Jordà SPA Koiranen GP + 69,384 + 25,569
DNF 28 Alfonso Celis Jr. MEX Status Grand Prix + 1 Lap -
DNF 25 Mitchell Gilbert AUS Trident + 6 Laps -
DNF 11 Emil Bernstorff GBR Carlin + 10 Laps -
DNF 2 Marvin Kirchhöfer GER ART Grand Prix + 11 Laps -
DNF 20 Pal Varhaug NOR Jenzer Motorsport + 18 Laps -