Monday, September 5, 2011
Fantin wins after Nasr penalised
Pietro Fantin claimed his maiden British Formula 3 win in the first race at Rockingham, after officials slapped championship leader Felipe Nasr with a drive through penalty. Carlin driver Nasr passed poleman Fantin's Hitech car through the banked first turn after the start and led the opening 14 laps of the race, but a penalty for not respecting the track limits dropped him down the order. Fantin closed out the final eight laps to take his first win in the category, leading home Carlin trio Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Jack Harvey and Jazeman Jaafar.