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.
“I 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