Challenging weekend for Blomqvist at Nürburgring

Both Race 1 and 2 were uneventful on the 3.629 km short circuit layout and Tom Blomqvist was able to make up a few positions to finish 13th and 12th respectively.

London, UK – Tom Blomqvist left the Nürburgring this weekend with a lot of unanswered questions and disappointment.

Tom Blomqvist
Tom Blomqvist

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After a solid finish at Norisring in July where he finished 4th, 5th and 7th, his Eurointernational team made some adjustments over the summer break, hoping to come back stronger. Unfortunately he was only able to qualify 14th, 14th and 15th and lack of pace made it hard to move up the field.

Both Race 1 and 2 were uneventful on the 3.629 km short circuit layout. The 19-year-old Briton was able to make up a few positions in both races to finish 13th and 12th respectively. However in the third race, despite a good start, Blomqvist got a puncture, which had resulted from being hit, and therefore forced to pit and lose a lap. He ended the race 22nd. Blomqvist remains sixth in the championship with 122.5 points.

“Qualifying put us on the back foot massively and to be honest we never had any speed all weekend,” commented Blomqvist, who is represented by MB Partners. “The team came here with a few adjustments that they thought would help but it didn't work out and we really lost our way through practice. The guys are just as down as I am about the way things are and we are going to fight our way out of this. It was a very disappointing weekend, but you get those and hopefully it's onwards and upwards from now on.”

Blomqvist will return to the track in six weeks, when the FIA Formula 3 European Championships continues at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, 28-19 September.

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Tom Blomqvist
Article type Race report
Tags blomqvist, eurof3, nurburgring