Alex Lynn drove to victory in the qualifying race at the Macau Grand Prix.
Lynn started third on the grid, but gained a place as Prema team-mate and polesitter Raffaele Marciello got a poor getaway. Lynn then moved into the lead past Felix Rosenqvist at Mandarin, only to hand first place back to the Swede when he ran wide at Lisboa.
After the safety car was deployed when the stalled car of Tom Blomqvist was hit by Harry Tincknell, Lynn used the slipstream at the restart to re-pass Rosenqvist into Lisboa. He then managed to pull clear of the field, winning by 2.4 seconds.
Rosenqvist finished in second place ahead of Marciello, who recovered from slipping down to fifth at the start by passing Lucas Auer and Antonio Felix da Costa.
Felix da Costa came home fourth but Auer crashed out at San Francisco. That allowed Pipo Derani to finish fifth, meaning he starts this year’s Grand Prix one place higher than he finished last year’s. Alexander Sims held off top rookie Jordan King and fellow Brit Will Buller for sixth. Carlos Sainz finished ninth while Esteban Ocon was tenth in his first top-line F3 race.
|1||Alex Lynn||Theodore Racing by Prema||10 laps in 24:41.968|
|2||Felix Rosenqvist||GR Asia with Mucke||+2.411|
|3||Raffaele Marciello||D88.com Prema Powerteam||+3.461|
|4||Antonio Felix da Costa||Carlin||+4.089|
|5||Pipo Derani||Fortec Motorsport||+7.620|
|6||Alexander Sims||Three Bond with T-Sport||+10.620|
|8||Will Buller||Fortec Motorsport||+11.691|
|10||Esteban Ocon||Prema Powerteam||+14.713|
|14||Yuhi Sekiguchi||KFZ-Teile24 Mucke Motorsport||+30.990|
|15||Antonio Giovinazzi||Double R Racing||+34.049|
|16||Lucas Wolf||URD Rennsport||+35.563|
|17||Sean Gelael||Double R Racing||+36.620|
|19||Katsumasa Chiyo||B-Max Engineering||+40.040|
|20||John Bryant-Meisner||Fortec Motorsport||+40.503|
|21||Sun Zheng||Galaxy Double R Racing||+1:06.786|
|22||Nelson Mason||Jo Zeller Racing||+1:11.265|
|23||Kevin Korjus||Galaxy Double R Racing||+1 lap|
|Lucas Auer||Theodore Racing by Prema||+8 laps|
|Ed Jones||Fortec Motorsport||+8 laps|
|Tom Blomqvist||Fortec Motorsport||+10 laps|
|Dennis Van Der Laar||KFZ-Teile24 Mucke Motorsport||+10 laps|
|Harry Tincknell||Carlin||+10 laps|