Impressive performance of German Dennis Furchheim at the circuit of Jerez.
The first ever round of the Spanish F3 Winter Series took place this weekend at the circuit of Jerez de la Frontera. Racing Engineering entered the F3 Winter Series with three cars driven by Dennis Furchheim (GER), Roldan Rodriguez (ESP) and Lourenço Beirão da Veiga (POR).
All three drivers have never raced in a F3 car before , neither have they been at the Jerez circuit.
Sunday started in Jerez with the first qualifying session followed by the first race. In the afternoon the second qualifying and race took place. The entire day was dominated by one driver: Dennis Furchheim. The young German impressed everyone with a lap time of 1:34.491 in the first qualifying. This amazing lap time is better that any other pole position time achieved during this year’s Spanish F3 Championship at the Jerez track. During the first race Dennis again has shown his outstanding talent and increased the gap between him and Riscatti and Hernandez with every lap. Dennis Furchheim is the winner of the first race of the Winter Series.
Roldan Rodriguez, fourth on the starting grid for the first race has been overtaken by his teammate Lourenço da Veiga during the race and finished fifth.
Lourenço, suffering from problems with his visor and therefore only qualifying ninth, finished the first race in fourth position.
The second qualifying again has been dominated by Dennis Furchheim. Dennis marked the fastest time at 1:35.064. At the start of the race he had to face technical problems and had to retire.
Roldan Rodriguez went into the second race from sixth position and drove a very courageous race, which he finished fifth.
Lourenço da Veiga starting from fifth position due to Dennis retiring at the start and overtook Niskanen in lap one. Lourenço drove a very constant race and finished in third position.