5 JULY 2011: With the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship now at the half-way stage, Felipe Nasr remains on top in the Sunoco Daytona Challenge standings after his fifth win of the season.
At this same point last year 2010 British F3 Champion Jean-Eric Vergne led the Sunoco Daytona Challenge but was just beaten to the prize by Radical star Ross Kaiser. Can Felipe Nasr change the trend and become the first British F3 driver to maintain his lead up until the very end?
Kevin Magnussen won race one to claim the 100 points awarded for first place in the Sunoco Daytona Challenge (Magnussen isn’t registered in the challenge due to sponsorship commitments, meaning no one was awarded the 100 points). Nasr finished second and take 75 points towards the challenge.
The star of the race was Fortec’s Harry Tincknell, who made the start of his life from eighth on the grid to seize third place, making it his first ‘main’ race podium and taking 55 points towards the challenge.
The final race of the weekend saw Nasr take his fifth win of the season. Magnussen had initially led from pole however an engine misfire enabled Nasr to sweep past and take the lead and the chequered flag.
The next point scoring round will be at Spa this weekend for the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
1 Felipe Nasr 92
2 Marcus Clutton 68.75
3 Javier Morcillo 61.5
4 Matthew Bell 57.5
5 Michael Guasch 57.5 etc