EU3000: Draco Racing Spa race notes

Heidfeld bad accident reduces Team Draco happiness for Farfus' 3rd consecutive victory. Italian team Draco and Brazilian Augusto Farfus extended their Euro 3000 Series Championship lead with a strong victory at Spa Francorchamps, after a ...

Heidfeld bad accident reduces Team Draco happiness for Farfus' 3rd consecutive victory.

Italian team Draco and Brazilian Augusto Farfus extended their Euro 3000 Series Championship lead with a strong victory at Spa Francorchamps, after a difficult race that also worried everybody with Sven's bad accident. Fortunately the German driver did not have any physical consequences after crashing.

At the green lights team Draco drivers made a clear start and Sven moved up from 7th to 6th position, in the point zone, while Farfus was taking the lead of the group by taking advantage on follower Del Monte. At lap 1 Rusinov and Heidfeld entered in contact in the climb before the "Bus Stop" and team Draco driver #7 spun off the track and was forced into the tyres-wall bad damaging his Lola. Sven was immediately brought to the medical centre where he was submitted to some further medical checks.

At the restart Farfus made a spirited start maintaining his first position and lead from the start to finish the Belgium round. The talented team Draco pilot was able to driver a faultless race, on one of the most demanding and difficult circuits in the world, where only a fast and talented driver can express really all his capacities. Augusto clocked 19 fast laps in order to increase his advantage on follower Nelson and demonstrated his maturity by driving consistent a really strong race that he finished in a deserve 1st position.

Augusto has now achieved (after 5 rounds):
1) The leadership of the Euro 3000 Series
2) 40 points
3) 5 podiums on 5 rounds
4) 4 pole positions
5) 3 consecutive victories
6) 3 fastest laps

Sven Heidfeld (car #7) -- DNF

Augusto Farfus Junior (car #8) -- P1, WINNER "It is like I'm dreaming, but I'm also very sad about the bad accident that had my team mate Sven; even if I'm quite now because I've known that he is ok. This is my 3rd victory and this is a very positive goal, the result of the hard work done by myself and my special team! The important think now is not to lose the concentration and control the situation. The race was very difficult for me with Nelson pushing on me. It was also important here not to ruin the tyres. Now I'm leading the championship but I know we have to work hard if we want to win the title".

Race results: A.Farfus -- J.Nelson -- F.Del Monte -- P.Boss -- J.Melo -- C.Brown - N.Pastorelli -- J.De Pourtales -- G.Bruni RET: M.Grassotto, R.Sperafico, Rusinov, Heidfeld

NON OFFICIAL

Drivers standings: Farfus 40ps - Bruni 20ps - Grassotto 19ps -- Boss 12ps - Pastorelli 9ps - Del Monte 9 ps --J.Nelson 6 ps - "Babalus" 5ps - Rusinov 4ps -- J.Melo 2ps - Lancieri 1p - Brown 1p

Team's standings: DRACO Racing 40ps - Euro 3000 Racing (Traini) 22ps - ADM 20ps - GP Racing 16 ps - JVA 15 ps - Scud. Famà 13ps - Uboldi 4 ps

NEXT RACE: 10th August -- Donington, England

-dr-

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Augusto Farfus , Sven Heidfeld