Doohan made collateral damage in Silverstone

Doohan made collateral damage in Silverstone

Jack Doohan was forced to retire from Race 1 and finished P27 in Race 2 at Round 4 of the Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone.

Race 1 - Position DNF

Doohan was unlucky in qualifying at Silverstone, when during his fast lap the cars that were slowing down blocked the track.

The Australian was unable to maintain a racing line and had to settle for P21 on the grid.

On Saturday, Doohan quickly found his rhythm and with a skilful manoeuvre, he overtook 2 vehicles on the outside of a corner in the opening lap.

Doohan had improved by 4 positions within the first 3 laps and he had good pace, but on lap 10 the car in front of him braked unexpectedly Doohan became collateral damage.

Race 2 - Position 27

Doohan was forced to start from P30 on Sunday and was again slowed down in his race, this time by a puncture caused by another driver crashing into him at turn 4 which evidently forced Doohan into the pits on lap 3.

The Australian quickly caught up with the field, overtook some competitors and was able to finish in P27.

ā€œI got off to a good start on Saturday, lost a few positions in an evasive manoeuvre, but I immediately recaptured them. I managed to set fast lap times and it was clearly noticeable that we had taken a step forward with the vehicle settings. Then I got stuck behind a few competitors who, in my opinion, were a little too aggressive. Finally, I was drawn into a colleague's accident, and I had no way to avoid it. That was really a shame. We deserved a much better result. I was unlucky again today and had to pit early because the left rear tire of my car was damaged after contacting another vehicle. We lost a lot of time as a result. We then replaced it with a tire from yesterday's race - so it was difficult to get the usual pace in today's race. After that I couldn't do much more."

Doohan will now prepare for the fifth round of FIA Formula 3 Championship, which will run in Silverstone on August 8-9.

FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

  • 1 - Oscar Piastri, Prema Racing - 94 points
  • 2 - Logan Sargeant, Prema Racing - 77 points
  • 3 - David Beckmann, Trident Racing - 64.5 points
  • 4 - Frederik Vesti, Prema Racing - 55.5 points
  • 5 - Liam Lawson, Hitech Grand Prix - 54 points
  • 27 - Jack Doohan, HWA RaceLab - 0 points