Eventful weekend for Blomqvist in Germany

Next up for Blomqvist is the Nurburgring where last year he won two ATS Formula 3 Cup rounds and will be hoping for the same successes on the 17th and 18th of August.

London, UK – Red Bull Junior Team driver, Tom Blomqvist had an eventful weekend finishing fourth, fifth and seventh at the Norisring in Nuremberg.

Tom Blomqvist
Tom Blomqvist

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Blomqvist, driving for Eurointernational in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship was looking to have a competitive weekend after qualifying seventh and eighth for the first two races and fourth in the final event. Race 1 had mixed emotions for Blomqvist, who got away well but then got stuck behind a Fortec driver and had to settle for eighth.

However after the prize giving ceremony, Blomqvist was awarded the victory when others were penalized for not reducing their speed under the yellow flag. This decision was unfortunately later reversed for some drivers and Blomqvist ended up fifth.

With a great starting position for the third race, the team had decided to save a set of right side tyres. Blomqvist got away well when the green flag was shown but was unable to find the pace to run with the leaders. He was under pressure from Sims in the latter part of the race but was able to defend well and come away with a fourth place finish.

Commenting on the weekend, Blomqvist said, “That was the shortest win of my career! We were able to get some good points this weekend and are among the best-of-the rest at the moment, but this is not where we want to be.

We need to look at the data to find out why we were so down on speed during Race 3, but it’s nice to have Nick (Cassidy) in the team now, that helps with the car and we push each other along so we are going to keep working and keep going forward.”

Next up for Blomqvist is the Nurburgring where last year he won two ATS Formula 3 Cup rounds and will be hoping for the same successes on the 17th and 18th of August.

Tom Blomqvist

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