Marcus Simmons' Snetterton F3 diary
Marcus Simmons looks back at the highlights of Bruno Senna's career in Formula 3 - from race wins to a huge aerial shunt - and reviews the events of last weekend's Snetterton round
The new infield section at Snetterton may have opened up great new viewing opportunities for racing, but for qualifying there's nothing to match the old Esses. The cars burst under the bridge, break through the fast left-hander and have to get the apex pinpoint correct for the slow right that follows. That's crucial, because it's flat all way through the following Bombhole and Coram down to the corner that should still be named after Jim Russell (but, sadly, isn't).
As usual, Jack Harvey seems to have the technique mastered, but it's a big step forward from Friday's test, where he struggled here. Now he's in full flow, the car jumping slightly as he makes his initial left turn, before using plenty of kerb, on slight opposite-lock, and getting it pitched perfectly into the right, a little squirm on exit but nothing to sap the momentum.
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