Swedish Formula 3 driver wins Macau Grand Prix

Swede Felix Rosenqvist during the race weekend 19-22 November become only the second driver in history to win the prestigious Macau Grand Prix.

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Felix defending his 2014 triumph in the finale to claim his second consecutive victory in the world’s most prominent junior single-seater race.

The unofficial world championship of Formula 3 race is recognized as the single most difficult at junior level in the world, and is determined on the streets in the town center; a unique race in a unique environment.

Starting at pole position the pendulum then swung back and forth over the race, Felix edging away from driver Leclerc on some laps and the Monegasque closing in on others, with the gap between the two sitting at roughly two seconds all the way until the chequered flag.

Felix raced in Macau for the first time in 2010, and was placed already really good with a seventh place in qualifying and a ninth place in Sunday’s final. In 2012 he finished second behind the Portuguese António Félix da Costa after a thrilling battle for victory, and last year he won ahead of Austrian Lucas Auer.

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Felix is not the only Swede who won the Macau Grand Prix. First out with this feat was Rickard Rydell, who triumphed in the race in 1992. The dignity of the races is reflected not least by those drivers in previous years kine ups: Ayrton Senna, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Michael and Ralf Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, only to name a handful. Even Stefan Johansson – currently an advisor to Felix – have competed in Macau, and reached the podium in 1984.

Source: Embassy of Sweden, China

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