Jacopo Doubles Up
F3 Cup’s second race of the weekend at Snetterton took place in breezy but sunny conditions
F3 Cup's second race of the weekend at Snetterton took place in breezy but sunny conditions. After yesterday's qualifying session, Jacopo Sebastiani was on pole once again, and managed to hold on to that lead when the lights went out.
Behind him, everyone made clean getaways with Robbie Watts and George Line in particular making great starts. Shane Kelly wasted no time trying to pass Sebastiani as he made a move around the outside into the first corner, but was unable to get past.
Another strong start came from Wade Eastwood - after trouble in qualifying yesterday the CF Racing driver started from the back of the grid, but was up to eighth place by the end of the first lap.
Sebastiani quickly set about trying to establish a lead, aided by Watts applying pressure to Kelly behind him. This in turn allowed George Line to catch up, and a three way battle for second place developed.
Eastwood's pace was confirmed as he claimed the fastest lap early on, but progress was soon hampered as the Safety Car was deployed after Oliver Sirrell came unstuck.
Once Sirrell's car had been recovered, he was able to drive back to the pits and the Safety Car was called in. The period had of course closed the pack right up, and Sebastiani didn't quite manage to jump the pack on the restart so found himself under pressure right away.
Watts would be the one to lose out the most at the restart, as Line and Wiltshire managed to pass the Team Fox driver. Sirrell was able to rejoin the race, as Ussi and Carey enjoyed a tremendous battle in the midfield, separated by just 0.37s at one point.
Ultimately, Sebastiani would hold on to the lead and made it two wins from two at Snetterton. The Italian also claimed the fastest lap in the race despite Wiltshire making a last gasp attempt for that honour. Kelly took second place, with reigning Champion George Line completing the podium.
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