Fourth Podium In Four Races For British F3 Driver Jack Harvey At Rockingham
British F3 driver Jack Harvey recorded his fourth podium in four races at this weekend’s round of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 at Rockingham.
Following another tightly contested qualifying session, the Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver lined his Carlin car up on the third row of the grid for Saturday’s race one.
Harvey made a good start and moved up to P5 off the line. Almost immediately the safety car was brought out while fourth placed Magnussen made an error and ran off the track; elevating Harvey to P4.
At the restart Harvey stuck with the lead group and maintained the strong pace he had shown in qualifying. Race leader Nasr was then handed a drive through penalty for not respecting the track limits which moved Harvey into P3; securing the final podium position.
The weather on Sunday took a turn for the worst and saw Harvey and the rest of the F3 grid faced with torrential rain and cold track conditions for race two. Starting sixth on the grid and on new tyres, Harvey had a difficult start to the race as he was unable to generate heat into his new tyres which resulted in him dropping down through the field to P16.
In the treacherous conditions Harvey was able to make up a couple of places and move up to P14 but, struggling with cold tyres, was unable to make any more progress before the chequered flag fell.
The rain had stopped for race three but the wet track meant Harvey started with wets in P5 on the grid. Making another solid start to the race, Harvey was up to P4 by the end of lap one.
The safety car was brought out at the start of lap two and saw the field bunch back up. At the restart Buller made a move on Harvey at the exit of turn two and was able to make it stick. Three corners later Jaafar battled against Harvey, squeezing Harvey wide onto the grass and snatching P5.
The safety car was brought out for the third time over the weekend on lap seven. Harvey maintained his position at the restart and brought his car home in P6.
“It’s great to be coming away with another podium finish and some more solid Championship points. It’s been a month since the last race and there’s always a risk of breaking the momentum of the last race but we’ve succeeded in keeping it going. With only two more rounds of the season to go in the Championship our focus will be to continue to deliver consistent results so we can climb our way up the standings;” commented Jack Harvey.
Jack Harvey heads to Donnington on the 24th September. Jack is currently lying ninth in the Championship with 92 points.