Jack Doohan has finished P6, P18, & P4 at the penultimate round of the Formula 3 Championship in the Netherlands.
Race 1 – Position 6
Doohan started the weekend strong, by qualifying in P4 on Friday.
The Aussie started in P9 for the opening race of weekend, after the grid was reversed for the Top 12 finishers from qualifying.
When the lights went out, Doohan picked up 3 places in the early stages of the race to move into P6.
On Lap 16, the Safety Car was called onto the track, but would make no difference to Doohan on the run home, to finish in P6.
Race 2 – Position 18
Doohan started from P7 in the second race of the weekend, but the Aussie was boxed on the inside and dropped back to P10 before the Safety Car was called out on Lap 3.
When the green flag was waved, Doohan began his fight back towards the front as he nudged past Crawford and Sargeant on the tight Zandvoort track.
The field would be grouped up for another Safety Car on Lap 20 and unfortunately for Doohan, when the race was restarted, the Trident Driver left the track inadvertently and rejoined in P18, where he finished.
Race 3 – Position 4
Doohan started from the second row of the grid for the feature race on Sunday.
It was a dramatic opening lap for the Aussie who lost one position off the line and was forced wide on the run to Turn 3 after contact to the rear of his car.
After sitting in P6 for the majority of the race, Doohan moved into the Top 5 on Lap 22.
The Trident driver would finish the race in P4 after a penalty was applied to Martins ahead.
With only one round remaining in the season, Doohan currently sits in P2 in the Formula 3 Championship, trailing the leader Hauger by 43 points.
“We were a bit unlucky through the weekend, but we still managed some decent points. Definitely need to look at the positives, and I’ve got full faith we can bounce back in the final round. Looking forward to heading to Sochi later in the month.”
FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Dennis Hauger, Prema Racing – 193 points
- 2 – Jack Doohan, Trident Team – 150 points
- 3 – Clément Novalak, Trident Team – 122 points
- 4 – Victor Martins, MP Motorsport – 117 points
- 5 – Frederik Vesti, ART Grand Prix – 117 points