Jack Harvey makes his debut at Macau race

British racing driver Jack Harvey this weekend took part in his first outing at the prestigious Macau Formula Three Grand Prix.

It was the 30th running of this historic F3 race and is recognised amongst racing drivers as one of the top street circuits in the world.

Jack Harvey
Jack Harvey

Photo by: Stella-Maria Thomas

2012 British F3 Champion Harvey was one of seven drivers competing this weekend for Carlin Racing; the team with which he powered to the British F3 Championship last month.

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver took to the track on Thursday morning for his first laps of the circuit in free practice one.

Harvey was firmly on the pace from the off and posted the ninth fastest lap time of the session.

Harvey had a challenging first qualifying session of the weekend and posted the 18th fastest lap time.

However, by the time the second qualifying session came around on Friday afternoon the issues from Thursday had been resolved and the MSA Team UK driver was able to improve to P13 ahead of Saturday’s qualifying race.

Harvey had a solid race during Saturday’s ten-lap race and finished in P12 after overtaking Derani. For the main race on Sunday Harvey lined up in P12.

The Carlin driver was running in P11 when on lap nine he got tapped by another car which caused his front wing to work loose. It eventually came off and Harvey was forced into the pits on lap twelve.

With only three laps left of the race, the decision was made to retire Harvey from the race.

“It has been a really great experience racing here at Macau. Driving on the track it’s clear to see why it’s one of the most iconic racetracks in the world.

It’s a challenging circuit but it’s also a lot of fun to drive;” commented Jack Harvey.

“We’ve had a bit of a mixed weekend. We had some issues in qualifying one which meant we weren’t able to show our true pace in that session, but we had got these problems ironed out by qualifying two and so started the qualifying race in P13;” continued Jack Harvey.

“I’m pretty happy with how the qualifying race went and the main race was going quite well too until I had by front wing tapped and it worked its way loose so I had to come in and pit.

It was a real shame to end my race in the pits but I can still take away a lot of positives from my first race at Macau;” continued Jack Harvey.

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Series F3
Drivers Jack Harvey
Teams Carlin
Article type Race report
Tags bf3, british f3, carlin, china, circuito da guia, f3, f3 euroseries, harvey, macau, macau gp