Nicolai Kjaergaard took another victory in race three at Donington Park to spark new life into the British F3 championship, with three races left at Silverstone in three weeks’ time.
Kjaergaard’s second victory completed a clean sweep for Carlin after Sun Yue Yang’s reverse grid race two win in another race that was punctuated by a long safety car period.
Krish Mahadik capped a strong weekend with another podium in second to move to fourth in the championship standings, while polesitter Billy Monger was a disappointed third after a mistake from the lead dropped him back.
Jamie Caroline broke his suspension when running second behind Kjaergaard, apparently on a kerb, to effectively cut the race to a four lap sprint.
Little changed as Kjaergaard stroked it home to complete his objective of “postponing” the championship, while Monger couldn’t make inroads on a resolute Mahadik.
Championship leader Lundqvist was only 11th, meaning the gap that was 111 points going into the weekend is now just 50 points after a challenging Donington Park experience.
Tom Gamble, who was stripped of second place in race two because of issues with nuts and bolts in his engine, suffered more engine problems and could only manage 17th after contact with Kush Maini earned him a 5.5s penalty. Maini meanwhile had a miserable 18th birthday weekend with a DNF in race two and 16th in race three.
Caroline would later be disqualified for failure to comply with double waved yellow flags.