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Blomqvist marks himself as a title protagonist on Formula 3 debut

Reigning Formula Renault UK Champion Tom Blomqvist wasted no time in demonstrating he has the speed and talent to claim back-to-back drivers’ championships as he set a searing pace throughout much of his debut weekend in the 2011 ATS Formula 3 Cup. Tom, son of former World Rally Champion Stig, opened his F3 account by taking a maiden pole and podium at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on 24/25 April 2011.

“On the whole it has been a good opening weekend. Obviously we are all a bit disappointed not to have come away with two victories, but we have shown some very strong pace. Honestly, I think we could have topped every timesheet. I’ve made a few mistakes this weekend but learnt an awful lot!” said Blomqvist. “I’m confident that we will be quick at Spa, where we are looking to get a couple of winners’ trophies and put our title charge back on track.”

17-year-old Tom made an immediate impact in Formula 3 by leading the way in both practice sessions which took place in warm German sunshine, outpacing his rivals by up to a quarter of a second. Carrying the form into qualifying for race one, Tom took pole position for his first F3 race by an impressive 0.357 seconds. But for a mistake in qualifying two where he ran wide in the last sector, Tom would have almost certainly collected a double pole having been up on the delta time at sector two.

From grid slot one in the opening round, Tom made a decent getaway, but was out-dragged into turn one by Ritchie Stanaway, who ironically had the territorial advantage into the first corner despite starting from P2. From there, the race was set, given the narrow nature of the Oschersleben circuit, which has few if any opportunities to safely pass. Tom put in a mature drive to finish second and collect a trophy on his debut.

In round two, the Saffron Walden based driver, who started from fifth on the grid made a strong start and took fourth place into the first corner. From there he reigned in third place Dutch driver Hannes Van Asseldonk. Having got a run on the Dutchman into the final corner, the two went down the pit straight side-by-side as they crossed the line to start lap three. Tom who had the inside line into turn one made a move in attempt to take third place, but tangled with a resilient Van Asseldonk. Despite coming in for a front nose change and rejoining the field, Tom’s race was cut short with a gearbox failure on lap six, which prematurely halted any ambitions of charging back through the pack.

The ATS Formula 3 Cup will travel to Belgium for the next round on 6/7 May 2011. Tom and his fellow competitors will race at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit, which is notorious for its changeable weather conditions and action packed races.