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Bucharest: Sam Abay weekend summary

QUALIFYING CRASH DAMPENS ABAY'S WEEKEND With the mercury hitting 37 degrees, more steamy conditions were in store for the drivers of the British Formula 3 Championship for race two of the weekend on the streets of Bucharest. Australian...

QUALIFYING CRASH DAMPENS ABAY'S WEEKEND

With the mercury hitting 37 degrees, more steamy conditions were in store for the drivers of the British Formula 3 Championship for race two of the weekend on the streets of Bucharest.

Australian rookie Sam Abay's ambitions to back up his 5th place from race one on Saturday suffered a major set-back when he clouted the wall during qualifying on Sunday morning, leaving the youngster down in 9th on the grid.

"The poor grid position will make this afternoon really rough, but we just need to put the incident behind us, put our head down and focus on the race." said Abay.

A great start saw Abay gain two positions on the first lap from Marcus Ericsson and Esteban Guerrieri and move into 7th position. The gain was short-lived with a mistake by the Australian dropping him back down to 10th on the second lap. With the race settling into a pattern, Abay would move up to 8th by the chequered flag, benefiting from a collision between Max Chilton and Sergio Perez.

The British Formula 3 Championship now moves to the final event at Donington Park on October 12th.

-credit: sa

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Series BF3
Drivers Sergio Perez , Esteban Guerrieri , Max Chilton , Sam Abay