FIA F3: Dubai’s star young driver Ed Jones enjoys podium success in Hockenheim
May 3rd 2014 – Starting from pole position, the 19-year-old Austrian took the lead and went on to win after 22 laps from Edward Jones (Carlin) and Jordan King (Carlin). Lotus F1 junior driver Esteban Ocon.
The race started with plenty of action: on the opening lap already, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Nicholas Latifi (Prema Powerteam) collided at the hairpin and retired. Only a few metres later, the following collision involved Michele Beretta (Eurointernational), Gustavo Menezes (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Alexander Toril (ThreeBond with T-Sport); Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) already retired on the opening lap. The clerk of the course sent out the safety car for one lap.
Auer retained his leading position at the restart, followed by Edward Jones and Esteban Ocon. While Auer continuously extended his lead, Jones failed to pull clear from Ocon. Jordan King (Carlin) also remained closely behind Jones and Ocon. On the final lap, when Ocon’s third place already looked safe, the Frenchman suddenly dropped back and only finished ninth. Thus, Jordan King inherited third place and brought this result home.
Edward Jones (Carlin): “I had a good start and already managed to take over second place in the first corner. Lucas was too quick for me, but I succeeded in keeping Esteban at bay. That wasn’t easy, because he was quick.”