Tough qualifying session plots weekend for Aussie F3 racer

Australian international Will Davison has had a weekend he'd rather forget in the British Formula 3 Championship in rounds 11 and 12 of the series at Castle Combe in the England.

The Alan Docking Racing driver's car simply lacked pace in the two qualifying sessions, leaving the 20-year-old in an uncustomary 17th starting spot for the two races.

No matter how hard he pushed, Davison simply couldn't take a trick, his machine simply not on the pace despite his usual quick driving. The Buckinghamshire-based Aussie made his customary cracking start in the first race, though was bounced into the grass and into a spin at the first right-handed corner.

That dropped him to last place, from where he fought back only to clash with another competitor and damage his car enough to put it into retirement.

In the second race, Davison had an uneventful race, ending up 14th in the Championship-pointscoring class of cars.

"It's pretty heart-breaking when you're driving 110 percent and giving it everything you've got but the car simply isn't handling how it should be," said Davison.

"Still, this is all part of motor racing and we'll keep our chins up and press on."

Davison next races in rounds 13 and 14 of the series at Oulton Park on July 12/13.