Chart dominant in lights-to-flag win

Henry Chart comfortably claimed his first win of the year with a lights-to-flag victory at Snetterton. The win is his first for almost exactly 12 months.

Henry Chart comfortably claimed his first win of the year with a lights-to-flag victory at Snetterton. The win is his first for almost exactly 12 months.

Alice Powell's return yielded a second-place ahead of the close Louis Hamilton-Smith and Tristan Cliffe. Oliver Rae beat an ailing Aaron Steele to fifth, while Geoffrey Hoodless completed the finishers.

Chart enjoyed a near perfect race, getting away cleanly and never troubled, setting fastest lap for maximum points. Alice Powell's afternoon was much busier, hounded all race by Hamilton-Smith and Cliffe. Hamilton-Smith used traffic to get a tow down the Senna Straight but his move was rebuffed. Powell held on, and began to edge away but couldn't match runaway leader Chart.

After leaping Steele at the start, Cliffe was powerless to Hamilton-Smith after trying to go all the way around the outside at Montreal. Hamilton-Smith sternly resisted, and Cliffe dropped back after running wide. He then caught Hamilton-Smith by one second on the final lap, but came up 0.4s short.

Steele struggled with pace, and wasn't able to mount a challenge to the leading quartet. He lost out to Rae, who handed the place back by running very wide at Bombhole, but Steele was lost out to Rae a few laps later.

Nick Robinson's Dallara failed to get away on the green flag lap and failed to start, effectively handing Cliffe's Omicron Motorsport squad their second Teams' Championship in three years.

Round 15 classification

  1. Henry Chart - Enigma Motorsport - 12 laps
  2. Alice Powell - Gale Force Racing - +5.866s
  3. Louis Hamilton-Smith - Jigsaw Motorsport - +8.519s
  4. Tristan Cliffe - Omicron Motorsport - +8.952s
  5. Oliver Rae - Enigma Motorsport - +51.105s
  6. Aaron Steele - Grays Motorsport - +52.013s
  7. Geoffrey Hoodless - Privateer - +2 laps

 

Round 16 takes place at 11:30 on Sunday 26 October. Follow @F3Cup for live updates and like /F3Cup on Facebook.