FÃ©lix da Costa race winner, Signature claims teams' title 05.09.2010 - For the third time in a row, AntÃ³nio FÃ©lix da Costa (Motopark Academy) won a race of the Formula 3 Euro Series on Sunday. The Portuguese won ahead of Carlos MuÃ±oz (Mucke...
Félix da Costa race winner, Signature claims teams' title
05.09.2010 - For the third time in a row, António Félix da Costa (Motopark Academy) won a race of the Formula 3 Euro Series on Sunday. The Portuguese won ahead of Carlos Muñoz (Mucke Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam). Thus, rookie drivers locked out the podium after the race at the 1.929 kilometres long Brands Hatch Indy circuit.
In the overall standings, Edoardo Mortara (Signature) remains in the lead. The Italian retired following a collision with his team-mate Laurens Vanthoor in the first corner. Still, Signature won an early title in the teams' classification.
António Félix da Costa started from pole-position and remained in the lead during the dash towards the first corner. The Portuguese also stayed ahead at the restart following Mortara's collision. Carlos Muñoz and Daniel Juncadella also managed to defend their grid positions and crossed the finish line in these positions. Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) finished fourth, his team-mate Alexander Sims (ART Grand Prix) came home eighth. Thus, it is now clear that, with four rounds remaining, there are only two drivers left in the battle for the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series drivers' title: Edoardo Mortara and Marco Wittmann (Signature).
António Félix da Costa (Motopark Academy): "Having won this race is nice, especially as things didn't go well for me in qualifying and I was well down the order. In the first race, I was able to make up four places, although overtaking isn't particularly easy at this circuit. That has given me the chance to score a good result in the second race."
Carlos Muñoz (Mucke Motorsport): "António was faster than me, but I am quite happy with second place. I now have gained more experience, my starts are better and generally, I am doing better than at the start of the season."
Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam): "The start of my season was pretty good, but after that, I made many mistakes. That was mainly because of my lack of experience in Formula 3. I hope that this third place is now the start for a successful final run."
-source: eurof3 series