Important points for Carlos Sainz jr. 6th in the reverse grid sprint. Race 2 at Brands Hatch, Race 5 in the Formulas 3 Euro Series. He finished ahead of his championship rivals Marciello and Juncadella in the race won by Jazeman Jafaar (MAL)
The second race of a F3 Euro Series weekend is usually the most exciting thanks to the regulation reverse start grid for the top 8. This time it was Jafaar on pole for the 20 minute sprint. Was in 5th with Race 1 winner Marciello 8th.
Jafaar led from the start followed by Müller and Wehrlein. Sainz lost a position and was running in 6th, behind Rosenqvist and ahead of Marciello. Overtaking was again next to impossible.
Jafaar and Müller pulled away. Behind them there was a four-way dice for 3rd between Wehrlein, Lewis, Rosenqvist, Sainz jun. and Marciello. Championship leader Daniel Juncadella (ESP) had already dropped back to 12th place after the start.
Positions remained unchanged and Jafaar won ahead of the two Germans Müller and Wehrlein. Sainz defended his position against this season's three-time winner Marciello to take 6th.
Sainz: "6th finish was very important for the championship, but again it was impossible to make up any places here."
The 3rd race of Brands Hatch starts at 11:50 a.m. CEST on Sunday.