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2009 British Formula 3

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  1. Hans Sneep

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    04 July 2009

    Renger van der Zande pulled off a double-Dutch triumph at Snetterton this afternoon in qualifying for the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series. Having already snatched pole position for round nine, the Hitech Racing driver repeated the feat in second qualifying to claim top spot for round 10 also.

    Van der Zande's Mercedes-powered Dallara put in a best lap of 1m 02.098s, slightly slower than its morning-session pace but enough to secure a second pole of the day and the Hitech team's fourth pole on the trot. Renger's Austrian team-mate, Walter Grubmuller, will share the front row with him. "Still on top, it's great and I am very happy," said van der Zande. "Let's hope it stays that way in the races..."

    Riki Christodoulou went third fastest for the Fortec team, just ahead of fellow Briton Max Chilton.

    The leading National Class qualifier was Fortec's Daniel McKenzie.
    GP Update

    About close Qualify,first 15 drivers with in one second:

    1 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 1:02.071
    2 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport 1:02.074
    3 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport 1:02.079
    4 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport 1:02.178
    5 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing 1:02.195
    6 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport 1:02.226
    7 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:02.372
    8 A. Buzaid T-Sport 1:02.406
    9 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 1:02.509
    10 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport 1:02.643
    11 W. Boyd T-Sport 1:02.679
    12 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:02.690
    13 G. Dias T-Sport 1:02.729
    14 P. Major Carlin Motorsport 1:02.743
    15 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport 1:02.983
    16 H. Lloyd C F Racing 1:03.328
    17 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon 1:03.523
    18 V. Correa Litespeed F3 1:03.831
    19 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec 1:04.459
    20 A. Steele Litespeed F3 1:04.928

    Race one:
    1 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 30:39.225
    2 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 3.870
    3 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 10.423
    4 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 10.649
    5 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 14.269
    6 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 14.674
    7 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 15.089
    8 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 15.721
    9 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 16.640
    10 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 19.958
    11 G. Dias T-Sport + 26.866
    12 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 27.866
    13 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 29.471
    14 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 30.516
    15 W. Boyd T-Sport + 30.843
    16 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 53.827
    17 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 56.316
    18 A. Steele Litespeed F3 + 1 laps
    19 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 1 laps

    Race two:
    1 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport 30:42.827
    2 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 1.152
    3 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 1.803
    4 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 3.095
    5 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 7.390
    6 W. Boyd T-Sport + 9.213
    7 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 9.767
    8 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 15.916
    9 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 16.263
    10 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 17.165
    11 G. Dias T-Sport + 18.584
    12 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 20.324
    13 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 21.040
    14 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 21.506
    15 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 27.152
    16 A. Steele Litespeed F3 + 56.745
    17 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 1 laps
    18 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 1 laps
    Did not finish
    19 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 9 laps
    20 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 28 laps
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  2. Hans Sneep

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  3. Hans Sneep

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    19 July 2009 Great Britain, Donington Park

    Next round Donington

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  4. Hans Sneep

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    Grubmüller wins first race at Doninton Park

    19 July 2009

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    Austrian ace Walter Grubmüller closed the gap between himself and Cooper Tires British F3 points leader Daniel Ricciardo at Donington Park this morning, claiming a dominant victory in the 11th round of the championship ahead of his Hitech Racing team-mate Renger van der Zande. Ricciardo recovered from early-race dramas to take third place at the chequered flag, but the Australian sees his title points advantage cut from 23 points to 16.

    Grubmüller's Mercedes-powered Dallara made the decisive move of the race away from the startline, Walter making a better getaway than van der Zande to slot ahead of his team-mate into the first right-hander, Redgate Corner.

    The only real threat to Grubmüller's second victory of the season came on the 10th lap, when the Safety Car was called into play while the stricken car of National Class runner Gabriel Dias was retrieved from a dangerous position. But Grubmüller and van der Zande handled the restart perfectly and kept well clear of their closest pursuer, Colombian Carlos Huertas who, after claiming his best grid slot, was enjoying a convincing run in the Raikkonen Robertson Dallara.

    Ricciardo was meanwhile enduring a nightmare, slipping from third on the grid to seventh by the third lap. The fight back to third was impressive, Daniel's Carlin Motorsport car dispatching Riki Christodoulou through the Craner Curves on lap seven, Max Chilton six laps later, then Adriano Buzaid within a further two laps and, finally, Huertas for third on the inside at McLeans nine laps from the end. That was to be as far as Daniel would get, however.

    Said Ricciardo: "My start wasn't perfect, too much wheelspin, and I fell back a couple of positions. Then I tried to make them up a bit too quickly and that ended up costing me a couple more positions. The safety car helped a bit, and the car was really good and I managed to get back to third. I had the pace of the Hitech cars but Renger was doing a good job holding me off. Third was all I could do in the end."

    Grubmüller crossed the line six-tenths clear of van der Zande, and said: "After the start it was a pretty uneventful race for me, but still difficult because it was extremely slippery. I was struggling with that a bit but managed to get it home safe. I am still in contention for the championship; we're only half way through the season and anything can happen. We are still in the fight."

    Huertas held on for fourth, equalling his best result, ahead of Buzaid, Chilton, Christodoulou and Daisuke Nakajima, with Jay Bridger and Wayne Boyd completing the top 10.

    In the National Class Dias threw away a massive grid advantage on the opening lap, Fortec's Daniel McKenzie gratefully accepting the class lead. With Dias later hobbled by mechanical problems, McKenzie enjoyed a relatively easy run to his seventh class win of the season.

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    Results Race one:
    1 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing 30:28.106
    2 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 0.656
    3 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 1.182
    4 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 6.660
    5 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 9.882
    6 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 11.245
    7 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 12.479
    8 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 13.097
    9 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 17.760
    10 W. Boyd T-Sport + 20.692
    11 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 21.419
    12 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 21.807
    13 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 22.131
    14 D. Storey Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 28.668
    15 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 29.346
    16 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 31.903
    17 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 47.543
    Did not finish
    18 G. Dias T-Sport + 5 laps
    19 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 7 laps
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  5. Hans Sneep

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    Boyd takes maiden win in rain at Donington Park

    Donington Race two:

    19 July 2009
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    Ulsterman Wayne Boyd claimed his maiden Cooper Tires British F3 race win at a rain-hit Donington Park this afternoon, the 18-year-old staging a magnificent drive in treacherous conditions to lead home his T-Sport team-mate Adriano Buzaid.

    Boyd's drive was all the more remarkable in that he started from 10th on the grid, and fell as low as 12th in the early stages before scything his way through to a popular victory at the wheel of his Volkswagen-powered Dallara.

    Championship leader Daniel Ricciardo led the way from the pole in the early, dry laps, pursued by Buzaid and the Hitech cars of Renger van der Zande and Walter Grubmuller. But at the completion of a two-lap safety car period, caused by the need to rescue a stranded car from the track, Ricciardo was hijacked by van der Zande and Buzaid through McLeans corner, and the Australian spun back to seventh, just ahead of Boyd, who had recovered well from a grassy moment on the opening lap and who was revelling in the increasingly damp conditions.

    Boyd made short work of Ricciardo and within a further two laps had dispensed with the cars of Carlos Huertas and Max Chilton to move into fourth. Both Grubmuller and Buzaid fell victim to the charging Ulsterman on the 15th lap, the former at Redgate and the latter at Coppice, and then, after five laps shadowing van der Zande, Wayne put in the overtaking move of the season at Redgate, around the outside of the Dutch driver, to claim the lead.

    With van der Zande fading towards the end (and later slapped with a 25-secnd penalty for his incident with Ricciardo), Buzaid moved into second for a T-Sport 1-2.

    "It's absolutely amazing," said Wayne of his victory. "After being so dominant in Formula Ford last year, jumping up to F3 was a big step. People doubted I could do it. But now to get my first win in the hardest conditions we've seen all year... it's absolutely brilliant. I got pushed on to the grass at the start, and that fired me up a bit. Big thanks to T-Sport, the car was absolutely brilliant."

    Grubmuller claimed third, ahead of Huertas and Ricciardo, to narrow Daniel's championship lead further still. The top 10 was completed by Henry Arundel, Chilton, Jay Bridger, Daisuke Nakajima and Ricki Christodoulou, with Daniel McKenzie emerging on top in a topsy-turvy National Class battle.

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    Results Race Two:
    1 W. Boyd T-Sport 30:13.649
    2 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 6.082
    3 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 7.362
    4 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 8.308
    5 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 10.452
    6 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 11.994
    7 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 13.462
    8 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 14.168
    9 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 15.305
    10 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 16.503
    11 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 24.226
    12 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 30.017
    13 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 32.936
    14 G. Dias T-Sport + 45.035
    Did not finish
    15 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 5 laps
    16 D. Storey Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 9 laps
    17 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 11 laps
    18 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 21 laps
    19 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 22 laps
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  6. Hans Sneep

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    Next Round Spa

    24-25-26 July Spa Francorchamps

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    Overall Standings:
    1. D. Ricciardo 140
    2. W. Grubmuller 128
    3. R. Van der Zande 100
    4. R. Christodoulou 86
    5. A. Buzaid 80
    6. M. Chilton 74
    7. N. Tandy 68
    8. M. Ericsson 65
    9. D. Nakajima 64
    10. H. Arundel 52
    11. C. Huertas 38
    12. W. Boyd 36
    13. J. Bridger 15
    14. V. Garcia 13
    15. R. Wickens 12
    16. O. Oakes 7
    17. H. Lloyd 6
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  7. Hans Sneep

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    Race winner over the moon in Belgium

    24 July 2009

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    Daniel Ricciardo was delighted with victory at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday. Pole position on Thursday was already half of the job done for the Australian, who increases his championship lead further after a first corner collision removed title rival Walter Grubmüller from the action.

    Buzaid penalised after first Spa race
    Adriano Buzaid has received a penalty following the first race in Belgium on Friday. Having finished in sixth place for the T-Sport team, the Brazilian was dropped down following an incident which occurred before the start of the race.

    Sixth place at Spa quickly became a lowly nineteenth for Buzaid, who has already clinched pole position ahead of Round 14 on Saturday.

    The penalty has been imposed for overshooting his eleventh place grid slot before the start of Round 13, meaning his five-place climb during the race has now counted for nothing - he will no doubt be fully aware of his exact parking place on Saturday.

    Result Race 1 Friday :
    1 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport 32:06.562
    2 J. Bianchi ART Grand Prix + 1.509
    3 V. Bottas ART Grand Prix + 8.869
    4 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 9.817
    5 J. Rosenzweig Carlin Motorsport + 19.529
    6 E. Gutierrez ART Grand Prix + 25.945
    7 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 28.523
    8 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 28.817
    9 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 32.725
    10 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 34.542
    11 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 38.070
    12 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 38.531
    13 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 38.689
    14 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 39.837
    15 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 52.721
    16 N. Marroc Racing Experience + 1:11.237
    17 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 1:12.424
    18 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 1:13.323
    19 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 1:24.505
    20 G. Dias T-Sport + 1:39.575
    Did not finish
    21 W. Boyd T-Sport + 3 laps
    22 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 12 laps
    23 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 12 laps
    24 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 12 laps
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  8. Hans Sneep

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    Buzaid scores maiden victory at Spa

    25 July 2009
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    Brazilian Adriano Buzaid this afternoon became the eighth different race winner of the 2009 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series, the Brazilian 21-year-old sweeping to his maiden F3 win at a rain-soaked Spa in round 14 of the championship. It was the second win in a week for the Volkswagen-powered T-Sport team, whose Wayne Boyd was a winner at Donington.

    The biggest winner of the weekend however was Red Bull racer Daniel Ricciardo, who today added a second-place finish to his Spa race victory of yesterday to extend his championship lead to 37 points - the largest advantage that the Australian has enjoyed all season.

    Buzaid's win was a real battle against the elements. Rain started to fall on the warm-up lap and pole-sitter Adriano and his rivals had to make a difficult pre-start tyre choice. All but Invitation Class runner Jake Rosenzweig opted to start on slicks, and some rued their decision when the heavens opened again on lap five.

    Buzaid and Ricciardo tip-toed their way around the opening laps, Adriano swiftly repulsing an early attack from the Australian and building a one-second advantage within a couple of laps. Buzaid pulled even further ahead as the rain fell and the track became even more treacherous, Ricciardo mindful of his championship lead. "I had a sniff of victory today," said Carlin driver Ricciardo. "I took the lead for a while but Adriano outbraked me, which was a good move. Then the rain came and I had a few moments and I thought that if I can end the race second then that's good result for the championship."

    Buzaid crossed the line 5.9s ahead and was predictably overjoyed: "This win is very special for me, amazing. To take my first F3 win at such a nice track as Spa, and in such conditions, is very special. I would like to dedicate this win in memory of Henry Surtees, who was a very good friend of mine." Adriano additionally collected the Sunoco Driver of the Weekend award.

    Renger van der Zande and Riki Christodoulou diced for third for much of the race, so closely in fact that both slithered off the track at the Bus Stop chicane on lap seven and then clashed again at the next corner, La Source, Christodoulou's car suffering enough damage to end its race. That left van der Zande sitting pretty for third - until the penultimate lap, that is, when he lost time and was passed for the final podium slot by his Hitech team-mate and championship title aspirant Walter Grubmuller.

    Van der Zande scrabbled around the final corner fourth, just ahead of Carlin boys Henry Arundel and Max Chilton, with Carlos Huertas seventh, some way ahead of Daisuke Nakajima and Hywel Lloyd. The only Invitation Class car, the ART Grand Prix machine of Mexico's Esteban Gutierrez, completed the top 10.
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    Result Race 2 Saturday:
    1 A. Buzaid T-Sport 27:34.731
    2 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 5.900
    3 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 20.615
    4 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 22.247
    5 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 22.519
    6 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 23.152
    7 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 25.860
    8 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 39.395
    9 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 56.138
    10 E. Gutierrez ART Grand Prix + 57.195
    11 G. Dias T-Sport + 1:00.543
    12 W. Boyd T-Sport + 1:01.657
    13 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 1:27.520
    14 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 1:51.431
    15 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 1 laps
    16 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 1 laps
    Did not finish
    17 J. Bianchi ART Grand Prix + 2 laps
    18 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 4 laps
    19 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 4 laps
    20 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 6 laps
    21 V. Bottas ART Grand Prix + 10 laps
    22 J. Rosenzweig Carlin Motorsport + 11 laps
    23 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 11 laps
    24 N. Marroc Racing Experience + 11 laps
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  9. Hans Sneep

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    Round 8 Silverstone

    August 16-2009 Silverstone


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    Overall standings:
    1. D. Ricciardo 176
    2. W. Grubmuller 140
    3. R. Van der Zande 125
    4. A. Buzaid 100
    5. M. Chilton 88
    6. R. Christodoulou 86
    7. N. Tandy 68
    8. D. Nakajima 67
    9. M. Ericsson 65
    10. H. Arundel 63
    12. W. Boyd 36
    11. C. Huertas 43
    13. V. Garcia 23
    14. J. Bridger 17
    15. H. Lloyd 14
    16. R. Wickens 12
    17. J. Rosenzweig 12
    18. O. Oakes 7
    19. P. Major 4
    18. E. Gutierrez 1
    20. E. Gutierrez 1
    21. S. Richelmi 1
    22. J. Bianchi 0
    23. V. Bottas 0
    24. G. Dias 0
    25. D. McKenzie 0
    27. M. Snegirev 0
    26. V. Correa 0
    28. D. Storey 0
    29. K. Nai Chia Chen 0
    30. A. Steele 0
    31. N. Marroc 0

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    Ricciardo takes Silverstone pole position

    15 August 2009
    Championship leader Daniel Ricciardo has placed himself in the best position to defend his lead by qualifying on pole position on Saturday ahead of Silverstone's first race. The Australian topped the timesheets in the half-hour qualifying session and will line up alongside Britain's Max Chilton on Sunday.

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    Pole for race 1:
    1 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport 1:14.783
    2 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport 1:14.980
    3 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 1:14.999
    4 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing 1:15.075
    5 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:15.321
    6 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport 1:15.340
    7 W. Boyd T-Sport 1:15.422
    8 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport 1:15.442
    9 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:15.638
    10 A. Buzaid T-Sport 1:15.654
    11 P. Major Carlin Motorsport 1:15.679
    12 H. Lloyd C F Racing 1:15.815
    13 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport 1:16.044
    14 G. Dias T-Sport 1:16.140
    15 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport 1:16.360
    16 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 1:16.528
    17 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:16.928
    18 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon 1:16.967
    19 M. Faccin Team West-Tec 1:17.332
    20 S. Hermanto Litespeed F3 1:18.371
    21 V. Correa Litespeed F3 1:18.563
    22 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec 1:18.615

    Nakajima on Race 2 pole by a thousandth

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    Japan's Daisuke Nakajima has claimed his first BF3 pole position for Silverstone's second race on Sunday. The Räikkönen Robertson driver is ahead of Britain's Max Chilton, who again clinches second spot, by an almost impossible margin of just one thousandth of a second.

    Pole for race 2:
    1 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:15.090
    2 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport 1:15.091
    3 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 1:15.216
    4 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport 1:15.252
    5 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing 1:15.393
    6 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport 1:15.458
    7 W. Boyd T-Sport 1:15.503
    8 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:15.537
    9 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport 1:15.627
    10 P. Major Carlin Motorsport 1:15.735
    11 A. Buzaid T-Sport 1:16.190
    12 G. Dias T-Sport 1:16.194
    13 H. Lloyd C F Racing 1:16.351
    14 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 1:16.493
    15 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport 1:16.512
    16 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport 1:16.839
    17 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon 1:16.999
    18 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing 1:17.438
    19 M. Faccin Team West-Tec 1:18.276
    20 V. Correa Litespeed F3 1:18.463
    21 S. Hermanto Litespeed F3 1:18.577
    22 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec 1:19.224
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    2 times third place for Renger vd Zande!!!
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  11. Hans Sneep

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    Ricciardo wins Silverstone Race 1

    16 August 2009
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    Championship leader Daniel Ricciardo has extended his lead by winning the first race of the day at Silverstone. The Australian Carlin driver was never headed after starting on pole position and crossed the finish line ahead of Walter Grubmüller.

    The 20-year-old Australian and his Red Bull-backed Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Volkswagen made an impeccable start to build a one-second lead over his closest pursuer, Hitech's Renger van der Zande, on the opening lap. That was as close as anyone would come to Daniel for the remainder of the race.

    The demandingly technical nature of the Silverstone International circuit militated against much overtaking. Most of the action occurred away from the start line, Ricciardo's team-mate Max Chilton fluffing his getaway and slipping from second on the grid to fourth behind van der Zande and Walter Grubmüller.

    "It was pretty straightforward," said Ricciardo. "I got the start I needed to get. I saw that Max didn't get away well and let the Hitech boys through, but that was out of my control so I had just to focus on my race, setting the fastest lap and taking the win. After a few laps I saw the cars in my mirrors getting a bit smaller, and that's what I wanted to see."

    After Lap 1, the only passing manoeuvre in the top 10 came on the 17th of the 23 laps, when van der Zande, who had looked a secure second, lost time and was overtaken by his Hitech team-mate Grubmüller.

    Chilton recovered from his slow getaway to hang on to fourth all the way to the line, ahead of his Carlin team-mate Henry Arundel, and the Dallaras of Carlos Huertas, Wayne Boyd, Riki Christodoulou, Daisuke Nakajima and Adriano Buzaid.

    T-Sport's Gabriel Dias led all the way in the National Class, finishing 11th overall to record his fifth class win of the season. The man who has led the class points standings all season, Fortec's Daniel McKenzie, was a solid second despite complaining of handling problems.

    Race Results:
    1 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport 29:08.610
    2 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 9.849
    3 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 10.986
    4 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 11.843
    5 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 20.964
    6 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 21.412
    7 W. Boyd T-Sport + 24.433
    8 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 25.912
    9 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 26.689
    10 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 27.812
    11 G. Dias T-Sport + 37.358
    12 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 38.729
    13 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 39.305
    14 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 50.252
    15 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 1:13.910
    16 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 1 lap(s)
    17 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 1 lap(s)
    18 M. Faccin Team West-Tec + 1 lap(s)
    19 S. Hermanto Litespeed F3 + 1 lap(s)
    20 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 1 lap(s)
    Did not finish
    21 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 4 lap(s)
    22 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 4 lap(s)
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    Van der Zande wins race two at Silverstone

    16 August 2009
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    Renger Van der Zande rose from third on the grid to overhaul Max Chilton and first-time pole-sitter Daisuke Nakajima to claim his third British F3 race win on Sunday. The Dutchman's victory from Race 2 of the weekend saw the Hitech driver on the top of the podium again at the track on which he claimed his first race win back in May.
    Nakajima made a copybook start from his maiden British F3 pole in his Raikkonen Robertson Racing machine, pursued by Carlin's Max Chilton and Hitech team-mates van der Zande and Walter Grubmüller, with Ricciardo slotting into fifth on the opening lap.

    Lap 8 was decisive to the outcome of the race, van der Zande popping past Chilton for second and Ricciardo catching out Grubmüller to relieve his chief title rival of fourth place. Next lap van der Zande barged past Nakajima around the outside at Abbey to lift the lead and run away with the race.

    "The start was not that great for me," said Renger. "But I managed to get close while Max and Daisuke were fighting, then I passed Max around the outside at Luffield, and then a lap later I managed to go around the outside of Nakajima also. There was a bit of wheel-banging on the straight after. At the end I pushed to increase by lead to 11 seconds, and I'm very happy with that."

    Chilton fancied his chances of following van der Zande's example in passing Nakajima, and made a move at Becketts on the 11th lap; alas their cars touched and Max not only failed to relieve him of second but also spun back to ninth.

    That handed third to Ricciardo. "My start wasn't that good," said Daniel, "and Walter managed to jump me and I fell back to fifth. After a few laps I managed to get by Walter when he made a mistake, and then within a lap or two I was on the back of the leading guys, who were fighting quite aggressively. It was fun to watch them and I really wanted to be a part of the battle but always at the back of my mind was the championship..."

    Race Results:
    1 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 29:39.462
    2 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 11.197
    3 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 12.432
    4 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 12.724
    5 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 17.878
    6 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 18.300
    7 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 18.808
    8 W. Boyd T-Sport + 20.560
    9 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 21.298
    10 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 21.379
    11 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 21.955
    12 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 25.383
    13 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 25.830
    14 G. Dias T-Sport + 36.701
    15 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 40.459
    16 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 41.334
    17 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 1:00.244
    18 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 1:01.443
    19 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 1:01.685
    20 M. Faccin Team West-Tec + 1:03.333
    21 S. Hermanto Litespeed F3 + 1:19.794
    Did not finish
    22 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 1 lap(s)
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  13. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Portugal, Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

    Next Round: 13 Sep. 2009 Portugal,

    Point Standings first 10 so far:
    1. D. Ricciardo Carlin 176
    2. W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing 140
    3. R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 125
    4. A. Buzaid T-Sport 100
    5. M. Chilton Carlin 88
    6. R. Christodoulou Fortec 86
    7. N. Tandy JTR Marshall 68
    8. D. Nakajima RRR 67
    9. M. Ericsson RRR 65
    10. H. Arundel Carlin 63
     
  14. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Portugal 13 September

    Ricciardo crowned Champion in Portugal
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    Jules Bianchi completed a fantastic weekend by picking up yet another race win for the ART Grand Prix team in Portugal although Australia's Daniel Ricciardo is man of the weekend; the Carlin driver struggled with a damaged front wing but could not be stopped from claiming the British Formula 3 Championship title of 2009.

    Results Race 1:
    1 J. Bianchi ART Grand Prix 30:14.666
    2 E. Gutierrez ART Grand Prix + 2.168
    3 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 4.437
    4 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 4.445
    5 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 4.929
    6 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 5.670
    7 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 6.613
    8 A. Tambay ART Grand Prix + 15.437
    9 P. Enrique Manor Motorsport + 15.964
    10 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 16.917
    11 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 18.474
    12 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 19.738
    13 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 22.946
    14 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 28.513
    15 J. Ghanem Carlin Motorsport + 36.709
    16 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 41.508
    17 G. Dias T-Sport + 45.164
    18 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 45.870
    19 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 46.715
    20 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 2 lap(s)
    21 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 2 lap(s)
    Did not finish
    22 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 4 lap(s)
    23 S. Hermanto Litespeed F3 + 9 lap(s)
    24 W. Boyd T-Sport + 10 lap(s)
    25 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 10 lap(s)
    26 S. Bird Fortec Motorsport + 13 lap(s)
    27 V. Bottas ART Grand Prix + 14 lap(s)
    28 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 14 lap(s)
    29 R. Merhi Manor Motorsport + 14 lap(s)
    30 M. Maurage Team West-Tec + 16 lap(s)

    Race 2:
    1 J. Bianchi ART Grand Prix 31:35.286
    2 S. Bird Fortec Motorsport + 4.666
    3 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 6.059
    4 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 8.904
    5 E. Gutierrez ART Grand Prix + 11.334
    6 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 18.747
    7 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 19.544
    8 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 19.723
    9 A. Tambay ART Grand Prix + 20.332
    10 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 21.244
    11 R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing + 21.496
    12 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 21.817
    13 G. Dias T-Sport + 23.244
    14 S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon + 24.516
    15 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 25.432
    16 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 27.957
    17 W. Boyd T-Sport + 29.778
    18 K. Nai Chia Chen Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 43.900
    19 M. Maurage Team West-Tec + 47.867
    20 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 47.874
    21 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 48.578
    22 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 1 lap(s)
    Did not finish
    23 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 5 lap(s)
    24 P. Enrique Manor Motorsport + 7 lap(s)
    25 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 10 lap(s)
    26 V. Bottas ART Grand Prix + 15 lap(s)
    27 R. Merhi Manor Motorsport + 16 lap(s)
    28 J. Ghanem Carlin Motorsport + 17 lap(s)
    29 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 17 lap(s)
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  15. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Brands Hatsch final Round

    Ricciardo takes dominant win at Brands Hatch

    Newly crowned Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Champion Daniel Ricciardo demonstrated exactly why he's the crown-wearer with a virtuoso display in round 19 of the championship at Brands Hatch this morning. The 20-year-old Australian led all the way from pole position, lowered the lap record twice, and claimed the biggest victory margin of the season on his way to his seventh win.
    Race 1:
    1 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport 28:47.041
    2 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport + 15.531
    3 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 16.135
    4 M. Ericsson Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 17.890
    5 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 28.861
    6 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 30.246
    7 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 30.542
    8 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 36.912
    9 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 55.307
    10 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 57.945
    11 G. Dias T-Sport + 58.588
    12 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 1:01.708
    13 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 1:05.608
    14 J. Ghanem Carlin Motorsport + 1 lap(s)
    15 W. Boyd T-Sport + 1 lap(s)
    16 Q.H. Ma Team West-Tec + 2 lap(s)
    Did not finish
    17 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 8 lap(s)
    18 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 19 lap(s)
    19 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 21 lap(s)
    20 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 22 lap(s)

    Chilton wins season finale
    Max Chilton broke his British Formula 3 duck by registering his first race win at Brands Hatch in the final round of the 2009 championship. The 18-year-old Briton, brother of British Touring Car's Tom, led home Fortec's Riki Christodoulou with Double R's Marcus Ericsson third.

    Race 2:
    1 M. Chilton Carlin Motorsport 31:16.848
    2 R. Christodoulou Fortec Motorsport + 0.967
    3 M. Ericsson Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 2.552
    4 D. Ricciardo Carlin Motorsport + 3.576
    5 W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing + 15.303
    6 D. Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 15.794
    7 W. Boyd T-Sport + 16.462
    8 A. Buzaid T-Sport + 21.750
    9 C. Huertas Raikkonen Robertson Racing + 22.003
    10 V. Garcia Fortec Motorsport + 22.522
    11 G. Dias T-Sport + 30.613
    12 J. Bridger Litespeed F3 + 31.073
    13 P. Major Carlin Motorsport + 31.642
    14 H. Arundel Carlin Motorsport + 34.887
    15 D. McKenzie Fortec Motorsport + 41.465
    16 J. Ghanem Carlin Motorsport + 59.614
    17 V. Correa Litespeed F3 + 1:02.655
    Did not finish
    18 M. Snegirev Team West-Tec + 17 lap(s)
    19 H. Lloyd C F Racing + 21 lap(s)
    20 Q.H. Ma Team West-Tec + 21 lap(s)

    Final Points Standings:
    1. D. Ricciardo Carlin 275
    2. W. Grubmuller Hitech Racing 188
    3. R. Van der Zande Hitech Racing 178
    4. M. Chilton Carlin 171
    5. R. Christodoulou Fortec 130
    6. A. Buzaid T-Sport 109
    7. D. Nakajima RRR 95
    8. C. Huertas RRR 95
    9. H. Arundel Carlin 90
    10. N. Tandy JTR Marshall 68
    11. M. Ericsson RRR 65
    12. W. Boyd T-Sport 50
    13. H. Lloyd C F Racing 33
    14. V. Garcia Fortec 30
    15. J. Bridger Litespeed 28
    16. R. Wickens Carlin 12
    17. P. Major Carlin 10
    18. O. Oakes Carlin 7
    19. S. Richelmi Barazi-Epsilon 4
    20. K. Nai Chia Chen RRR 2
    21. J. Bianchi ART Grand Prix 0
    22. V. Bottas ART Grand Prix 0
    23. S. Bird Fortec 0
    24. E. Gutierrez ART Grand Prix 0
    25. J. Rosenzweig Carlin 0
    26. R. Merhi Manor 0
    27. D. McKenzie Fortec 0
    28. G. Dias T-Sport 0
    29. A. Tambay ART Grand Prix 0
    30. P. Enrique Manor 0
    31. V. Correa Litespeed 0
    32. M. Snegirev Team West-Tec 0
    33. J. Ghanem Carlin 0
    34. D. Storey RRR 0
    35. A. Steele Litespeed 0
    36. Q.H. Ma Team West-Tec 0
    37. N. Marroc Racing Exp. 0
    38. M. Faccin Team West-Tec 0
    39. S. Hermanto Litespeed 0
    40. M. Maurage Team West-Tec 0
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