Felix Rosenqvist was forced to retire from the 2013 Formula 3 world finale at Macau (China) after becoming the victim of an opening lap clash while battling for the early lead.
“An incredibly sad ending to this weekend,” says Felix Rosenqvist. “I'm obviously massively disappointed right now, but fact is that there was nothing I could have done. I was involved in the battle for the lead when I suddenly got caught up in an incident and was hit from the side – it was a classic Macau thing, and this time around, I was the one to suffer. I came here to win and definitely had the pace to do so, and that's why this outcome feels even worse – it was a genuine lost opportunity. Still, there is nothing we can do, and I’ll try to bounce back from this as an even stronger driver in the future.”
The race was won by Britain’s Alex Lynn, who had shared the front row of the grid with Rosenqvist. The Swede will now fly straight from Macau to Spain, where he will take part in next week's official World Series by Renault test as he seeks to overcome Sunday’s disappointment.
“Today might be one of the toughest days I’ve had for a while, but overall this season has been fantastic,” Rosenqvist concludes. “I really want to take this opportunity to thank all the guys at Mücke Motorsport for a couple of great years together. I currently don't know what next season will bring, but we're working hard to get something good together and I'm already looking forward to the World Series by Renault test next week. It will help me to take my mind off this weekend – or at least off this very day!"
World Series by Renault is regarded as the final step on the ladder towards Formula 1. The cars produce approximately 530 bhp.