Photos of Harry Tincknell racing the Macau F3 GP 2012

Here are some great shots from Jakob Ebrey of Harry Tincknell racing the Macau F3 GP 2012.

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You can also read the official Macau report on the Harry Tincknell Racing website, in which Harry says: “I couldn’t have driven any harder. We were a little unlucky with the issues but the team did an absolutely fantastic job and I learned a lot over the weekend.”

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Macau F3 GP 2012: Congratulations, thanks and well done

With Harry Tincknell back at home following a superb 9th position in his rookie race at the 59th Macau F3 GP, we’d like to finalise our coverage of the prestigious annual event with some congratulations and thanks.

Congratulations to eventual winner Antonio da Costa (pictured). And to all racers for toughing out the gruelling street circuit.Macau-F3-GP-2012-Podium

Thanks to everyone at Fortec Motorsports, who Harry raced for.

And well done to Harry Tincknell himself for some superb racing and a great result. What an end to a rookie appearance at the race, as it’s unheard of for a rookie to make the top ten!

The Macau F3 GP 2012 so far: Harry Tincknell Racing update

The 59th Macau GP is well underway and the F3 qualification rounds and race now complete.

The week got off to a good start with the car arriving safely and Harry taking the time to Harry-Tincknell-Fortec-Car-Macau-GP-2012explore the gruelling street circuit (pictured below). And following a couple of fantastic drives in the qualification round and race, Harry will start the F3 final in 6th position.

Entering the practice round, Harry Soden (Harry Tincknell Racing coordinator) said: “Today is about learning the track and getting as many laps in as possible.” Harry finished practice in 16th out of the 30-strong field.

“Tomorrow is about pushing harder from the word go and trying to aim for a top ten position,” added Harry Soden, which is exactly what Harry Tincknell then delivered in the first qualifying round.

“Position 7, qualifying as the second highest rookie and 4 tenths off pole was a very good drive,” summarised Harry Soden trackside. Whilst Harry Tincknell tweeted: “Will start from P7 for the qualification race on myMacaudebut. Happy as we’re in the mix from there amongst the best of Formula Three.”

And despite a suspension problem which was only noticed on the grid, Harry Tincknell then produced a mega drive in the qualifying race to move from 7th and claim 6th position in the final tomorrow. Harry Tincknell tweeted his reaction: “Finished P6 from 7th on the grid in the qualifying race here inMacau today! Had to manage a big problem throughout the race so very happy!”

So Harry will start Sunday’s final on the grid in 6th position for what is sure to be an exciting 15-lap race around the tough Macau street circuit.

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At this juncture we would like to offer condolences to the families of Portuguese motorbike racer, Luis Carreira, and touring car driver, Phillip Yau, both of whom tragically died in accidents at this year’s Macau GP.

A great end to the season for Harry Tincknell Racing

Harry Tincknell racing at Donington Park on 29-30 September 2012 secured victory duringHarry-Tincknell-Winning-at-Donington the final race weekend of the 2012 Cooper Tyres British F3 International Series at Donington Park to earn an impressive top-five championship finish.

“It’s great to be able to end the season on a high,” said Harry. “Fifth in the championship and my fourth race win of the season have capped a good year. I knew I had to finish strongly to overtake Carlos in the title standings. I’m delighted I was able to claim those all-important points.”

The win (pictured above) came on a dramatic end to season in which Jack Harvey secured the championship and topped a strong season for Harry.

Having worked with Carlin Racing over the course of the season, Harry tweeted recently: “I’ve learnt an incredible amount this season @CarlinRacing and want to thank everyone for all their hard work and dedication. #Thankyouboys”.

Here’s the 2012 season in focus:

  • Top 5 finish in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series
  • Four season wins and a further five podium places
  • Received the Raymond Mays Trophy on the last day of the season, awarded by the Donington Park Racing Association Club. Previous winners of the trophy include Jamie Green, Mike Conway and Jason Plato.

Next up the Macau Grand Prix

Following the F3 season finale, Harry confirmed he will be entering the prestigious Macau Grand Prix on 16-18 November 2012, where he will be looking to add his name to a list of winners that includes multiple Formula One World Champions Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.

Harry is to return to Fortec Motorsport for the Macau Grand Prix: “Every year Macau is tough, but it’s a new [Fortec] car this year so that minimises the disadvantage. It’s very exciting to go with Fortec, especially as they seem very good on low-downforce tracks.”

Harry, who is mentored by Audi sportscar star Allan McNish, added: “Allan wanted me to go for the experience of doing it. He said it made him a better driver.”

Harry Tincknell Racing takes twin podiums at Silverstone

Exeter’s Harry Tincknell Racing left Silverstone with a 24-point haul following two drives Harry-Tincknell-Racing-Podium-Silverstonethat took the talented racer to the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series podium when it travelled to the Northamptonshire circuit for rounds 24-26 on 8-9 September 2012.

Returning to the home of the British Grand Prix for the penultimate rounds of the season, Harry had scored more race wins than any previous Carlin Motorsport driver since the season’s half-way point, which has seen him move into a strong sixth position in the championship standings.

Going into the weekend, Harry commented: “Silverstone is one of those circuits that all drivers love to drive. It’s a track that really tests a driver’s skill and along with its history makes it one of the highlights of the British F3 calendar. I am looking forward to adding to my points tally this weekend.”

First podium

Race one of the weekend saw Harry start from sixth on the grid and the talented 20-year-old quickly set about climbing through the field. He ended the race in third and so enjoyed his first podium visit of the weekend.

Second race

A pre-race problem in race two damaged Harry’s chances of adding to his title assault as he was handed a drive-through penalty from the stewards. From the rear of the field Harry then charged to a credible 11th place by the chequered flag.

Final race podium

However the weekend’s feature race gave Harry the opportunity to make up for the morning’s disappointment. Starting from fourth a strong start moved him into second position before eventual race winner Lynn slipped by on lap three. Harry held third for the remainder of the race despite a close battle with Hannes van Asseldonk in the race’s closing stages.

“That was one of the hardest races I’ve ever done,” said Harry. “I am delighted I was able to maintain my position and so can come away from Silverstone with two podiums to my name. I am now looking forward to claiming more podium finishes at Donington Park.”

Harry Tincknell racing rounds 25-27: The weekend in tweets

“Great start and great battle at the end. Happy”

After an exhilarating weekend of racing rounds 25-27 at Silverstone, Harry Tincknell Harry-Tincknell-Racingtweeted on Sunday: “3rd in race 3 from 4th on the grid. Great start and great battle at the end. Happy.”

The final race went to the wire with @CarlinRacing tweeting: “Chequered flag and @jazemanjaafar is p2 to Lynn, @HarryTincknell holds onto p3, @carlosainz p5, @PietroFantin p6, @jack_harvey42 p8”

The weekend got off to a good enough start with Harry commenting: “P5 today in quali. Super close 0.14 off 2nd! Bit disappointed not to be higher but we can do something from there!”

But following a solid 3rd place: “Good day at the office finished 3rd in race one after post race penalties. P7 and P5 for tomorrow, push for more podiums!”

But it was the final race where Harry worked hard to hold 3rd place, with the Carlin team tweeting towards the end: “Fantastic job by @HarryTincknell so far holding off van Asseldonk . @jazemanjaafar still leads 4 minutes to go”.

Racing legend @AllanMcnish added: “Well done @HarryTincknell with a double podium weekend at Silverstone. Last race looked close to say the least!”

So a great double podium weekend for Harry Tincknell racing.

Another Triumph for Talented Harry Tincknell Racing at Snetterton

Harry Tincknell racing at Snetterton secured his third victory of the 2012 Cooper TiresHarry-Tincknell-Racing-Triumph-Snetterton British F3 International Series season on 5 August 2012 to reinforce his reputation as one of the country’s most promising driving talents.

Harry said: “It was a weekend of ups and downs, but I’m delighted to have taken yet another victory. To already have three wins under my belt, with six races still to come, is a fantastic effort. My thanks go to all the guys a Carlin Motorsport for another excellent job.”

And reflecting on Twitter he also tweeted after the race: “Great result for the team this weekend, taking all 3 wins. Boys working super hard, deserve their summer break now!”

Catch the footage of Harry taking the podium:

 

Posted by RSM, the team behind the official Harry Tincknell Racing website.

Solid performance for Harry Tincknell racing at Spa-Francorchamps

A pair of solid results pushed Exeter’s Harry Tincknell up a place in the highly competitive Cooper Tires British F3 International Series standings when the championship visited the notorious F1 circuit Spa-Francorchamps last weekend

As a result, Harry has climbed a place in the British F3 standings, moving above his CarlinHarry-Tincknell-Racing Motorsport team-mate Pietro Fantin to claim sixth position. Harry now has his sights set on fellow Briton Alex Lynn, who sits just 13 points ahead of him with three race weekends remaining, starting with Snetterton,Norfolk, on 4-5 August 2012.

Harry said: “Overall I’m pleased to have continued my rise up the standings after another solid weekend in an extended field. Hopefully I can keep moving up the points table all the way to the end of the season, starting with Snetterton.”

Posted by RSM, the team behind the official Harry Tincknell Racing website.

Read the full race report from Spa-Francorchamps.