British F3 - Gamble on the money with Silverstone race three win

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Gamble on the money with Silverstone race three win

Gamble on the money with Silverstone race three win

Sunday 10 June 2018

Fortec Motorsports driver Tom Gamble claimed his second win of the season with a dominant display in the third race at Silverstone. He claimed the flag by over two and a half seconds from championship leader Linus Lundqvist, while pole sitter Kush Maini had to settle for third.

Nicolai Kjaergaard was fourth for Carlin, half a second ahead of Jordan Cane, with Clement Novalak sixth. Manuel Maldonado, Jusuf Owega, Tristan Charpentier, and Krishnaraaj Mahadik completed the top-10.

At the start, it was Gamble who had the best get away from second place on the grid, with Maini dropping to second. Maini attempted to fight back at Maggots and Becketts, with the pair side by side. Maini came off worst in the encounter, running off track and surrendering second place to Lundqvist, who climbed from fourth to second by the end of the first lap. 

From there Gamble controlled the race, with the Brit leading Lundqvist by almost a second at the halfway stage, a gap which increased to 1.5 seconds on lap six, almost two seconds by lap seven, and 2.5 by the chequered flag, claiming his second victory of the year in the process. 

Lundqvist's second place ensures he ends the day with a further extended championship lead, with Maini solidifying his third place in the standings with his second podium of the weekend. 

A fighting drive from Nicolai Kjaergaard saw him climb two places in the early stages, and then fought off the attentions of Douglas Motorsport's Jordan Cane, though he slips a little further behind Lundqvist in the championship battle. 

Novalak pipped Maldonado to sixth by just 0.253s, while Owega was only half a second ahead of Charpentier for eighth, with Mahadik further back in 10th and just holding off race two podium finisher Sun Yue Yang by 0.443s. Race two winner Pavan Ravishankar claimed 12th, less than a second further back, while Jamie Chadwick fought back from an incident early on with Billy Monger to claim 13th, having been last at the end of the first lap. Chadwick was 0.6s behind the Singaporean at the flag, and 0.2s clear of Sasakorn Chaimongkol.

Arvin Esmaeili was 0.789s further back, with Ben Hurst 16th and ahead of Billy Monger who pitted after his first lap incident and rejoined some way behind the field.

BRDC British F3 Championship, Silverstone race three result:

1. Tom Gamble, Fortec Motorsports, 10 laps
2. Linus Lundqvist, Double R Racing, +2.503s
3. Kush Maini, Lanan Racing, +3.601s
4. Nicolai Kjaergaard, Carlin, +4.677s
5. Jordan Cane, Douglas Motorsport, +5.261s
6. Clement Novalak, Carlin, +7.138s
7. Manuel Maldonado, Fortec Motorsports, +7.391s
8. Jusuf Owega, Hillspeed, +10.828s
9. Tristan Charpentier, Fortec Motorsports, +11.308s
10. Krishnaraaj Mahadik, Double R Racing, +21.478s
11. Sun Yue Yang, Carlin, +21.921s
12. Pavan Ravishankar, Double R Racing, +22.892s
13. Jamie Chadwick, Douglas Motorsport, +23.539s
14. Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Hillspeed, +23.745s
15. Arvin Esmaeili, Douglas Motorsport, +24.534s
16. Ben Hurst, Hillspeed, +30.465s
17. Billy Monger, Carlin, +1m30.014s

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