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Kvyat takes maiden European F3 win at Zandvoort

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: FIA F3

Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat has converted his fifth pole position in the European F3 series into his first victory, taking the checkered flag in race one at Zandvoort.

Despite two safety car periods that prevented him from building up a gap to the rest of the field, Kvyat controlled the race, finishing two seconds clear of nearest rival Felix Rosenqvist.

Since the Russian is registered as a guest, Rosenqvist will be picking up the 25pts, as he finished second after overtaking Alex Lynn with an exquisite pass around the outside into turn one.

The Briton himself completed the podium, while his compatriot Jordan King held championship leader Raffaele Marciello back to take fourth. Another Carlin driver, Harry Tincknell, was sixth, while Lucas Auer fought his way up to seventh after a number of overtakes.

Nicholas Latifi and Tom Blomqvist were eighth and ninth respectively.? Sven Muller finished his first race at Van Amersfoort in tenth, while his teammate Dennis van de Laar picked up the final point in 11th.

The two safety car periods were brought out due to Lucas Wolf‘s car breaking down on the formation lap and Felix Serralles losing the car into the barrier shortly after the first restart.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Daniil Kvyat Carlin 20 laps in 35:35.636
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport +2.859
3 Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam +3.482
4 Jordan King Carlin +6.828
5 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam +7.431
6 Harry Tincknell Carlin +8.022
7 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam +8.516
8 Nicholas Latifi Carlin +9.559
9 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational +10.304
10 Sven Muller Van Amersfoort +12.030
11 Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort +17.188
12 Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Motorsport +18.308
13 Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam +18.826
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing +19.271
15 Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport +21.520
16 Jann Mardenborough Carlin +21.955
17 Sean Gelael Double R Racing +27.736
18 Spike Goddard ThreeBond/T-Sport +27.967
19 Pipo Derani Fortec +28.884
20 Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Racing +35.964
21 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing +37.511
22 Andre Rudersdorf ma-con +44.332
23 Alexander Sims ThreeBond/T-Sport +4 laps
24 Michael Lewis Mucke Motorsport +11 laps
25 Alfonso Celis Fortec +11 laps
26 Felix Serralles Fortec +14 laps