Home Formula 3GB3 Hyman scores third win of 2014 in Donington race two

Hyman scores third win of 2014 in Donington race two

by Peter Allen
Raoul Hyman

Photo: BRDC F4

Raoul Hyman boosted his BRDC F4 title hopes with his third win of the campaign in race two at Donington Park.

In a chaotic opening phase of the race, Hyman moved to the head of the field on lap three, quickly opened up a comfortable margin over the rest of the field and won by just under five seconds to take his first victory since round two in May.

Charlie Eastwood began the race from pole position and led the opening two laps, resisting pressure from Douglas Motorsport team-mate Diego Menchaca.

But Eastwood then spun on lap three and fell to tenth, promoting Hyman into the lead while Will Palmer moved up from fifth to second. Menchaca took third ahead of Arjun Maini and Struan Moore.

Championship leader George Russell gained one place from his starting position thanks to Eastwood’s troubles, holding off race one winner Sennan Fielding for sixth. Rodrigo Fonseca, Gaetano di Mauro and Eastwood completed the top ten.

In the standings, Russell’s lead has come down from 17 to 14 over Maini, with Hyman jumping back up to third, now just a further three behind.

Those three will start in the same order at the head of the grid for race three, courtesy of their fastest laps from the two races so far.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Raoul Hyman HHC Motorsport 12 laps in 18:33.698
2 Will Palmer HHC Motorsport +4.970
3 Diego Menchaca Douglas Motorsport +8.355
4 Arjun Maini Lanan Racing +9.704
5 Struan Moore Lanan Racing +10.072
6 George Russell Lanan Racing +11.530
7 Sennan Fielding HHC Motorsport +11.867
8 Rodrigo Fonseca Douglas Motorsport +18.311
9 Gaetano di Mauro Petroball Racing +18.543
10 Charlie Eastwood Douglas Motorsport +18.974
11 Jordan Albert Sean Walkinshaw Racing +19.636
12 Rahul Raj Mayer Hillspeed +20.517
13 Connor Jupp Meridian Racing +24.832
14 Alfredo Zabalza Hillspeed +25.120
15 Michael Claessens Mark Godwin Racing +34.988
16 Jai Nijjar Meridian Racing +39.756
17 Tom Bale Chris Dittmann Racing +44.449
18 Diego Borrelli Sean Walkinshaw Racing +1:06.800