Vervisch keeps Chinosi under pressure

in German Formula 3 Championship

The battle in the German Formula 3 Championship is intensifying, with now four drivers fighting for the title, including Frédéric Vervisch. The 21-year-old Belgian was only four points behind the championship leader after the races in Hockenheim and in Assen he decreasedthe gap to three points.

The weekend surely wasn’t that easy. The Dallara F307 OPC Challenge wasn’t as reliable as during the Hockenheim weekend. Nevertheless, Frédéric secured fourth place on the grid for race 1, followed by ninth place for race 2. “During first qualifying, we were slowed down by other competitors during our fastest laps, when the track and the tyres were at their best. It could have been a lot better”, said Vervisch.

Frédérics start in race 1 was  good, but the Belgian wasn’t able to get everything out of his car. Overtaking is also very difficult here. At the finish, Frédéric had to be content with fifth place, but he set the fastest laptime. In race 2, the differential broke down and in spite of this handicap, Frédéric wasn’t an easy prey for his rivals. The driver of the Swiss Racing Team overtook two other drivers and fought a nice battle with championship leader Matteo Chinosi and his former teammate Rafael Suzuki. Fred passed the finish in seventh place.

In the championship, Frédéric is only three points behind leader Matteo Chinosi, but is accompanied by Johnny Cecotto for second place. The Columbian Sebastian Saavedra is also gaining momentum and enters the battle for the championship. The next race weekend in course of the Le Mans Series on the Nürburgring will be a promising one.