Top-10 finishes for Blomqvist at Zandvoort

Tom Blomqvist finished the weekend with a 9th and a couple of 8ths at the historic Circuit Park Zandvoort.

London, UK – September 30, 2013 – Red Bull Junior driver Tom Blomqvist finished the weekend with a ninth and a couple of eighths at the historic Circuit Park Zandvoort.

The 19-year-old spent the weekend struggling for speed. In both Race 1 and 2 he qualified ninth and was able to get good starts, making up a couple of positions. Unfortunately he took a gamble in the first race and took the outside of turn one and got nudged wide, losing five spots, resulting in a ninth place finish.

Tom Blomqvist
Tom Blomqvist

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During his second race he had managed to get as high as seventh. However at the restart, Blomqvist was unable to maintain position and got passed on the straightaway. The team worked hard to try and find more straight-line speed for Race 3, but in the end they had to resort to removing downforce.

Blomqvist started the third race from eighth place and lost a position at the start. With the car in front getting a penalty, he moved back to eighth and then gained a spot when the yellow flag came out. Blomqvist was passed again on the restart and with just a lap left had no chance to fight his way back. He crossed the line in eighth and picked up some valuable championship points.

“It’s been a pretty tough weekend,” said Blomqvist. “We have to really take a hard look at things and see where we are missing the speed. I am hoping that I have a better weekend when we race at Vallelunga.

The EuroInternational driver now sits seventh in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The penultimate round of the European Championship will take place 12-13 October at Vallelunga in Italy.

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Series F3 Europe
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Tags 2013, junior team, mb partners , red bull, tom blomqvist, zandvoort