The Thai racer became the 2014 EuroFormula Open Formula 3 Champion one round ago at Italy’s Monza Circuit, but the integrated Spanish Formula 3 Championship was still
undecided, so when Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik flew to pole position for Saturday’s first race, he was one point closer to also taking the Spanish title.
In the race however the Thai driver shot off in the lead and immediately started pulling away from the pursuing Formula 3 cars, as he has done so many times this season. He would remain unchallenged for the entire race and took the checkered flag 6 seconds ahead of second placed Alex Palou and third placed Yarin Stern. With 1 point for pole position, another 1 point for fastest lap of the race and 25 points for the race victory Stuvik had a combined 106 points lead over Palou’s 78 points, which saw the Thai racer also taking the Spanish Formula 3 Championship.
The qualifying session for Sunday’s second race became tougher for Stuvik, as he struggled with his tires and could only qualify for 4th starting position. This broke the Thai drivers impressive record run of six consecutive pole positions in the Formula 3 series.
The final race of the season became all about strategy, as the focus shifted towards who would take the second place in the championship. The battle stood between Poland’s Janosz and Spain’s Palou and in the end, as Janosz overtook Stuvik for 4th place, he secured the runner up place in the championship by only 1 point. Thus the Italian RP MotorSport took both first and second place in the championship.
Concluding the EuroFormula Open season, Thai driver Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik with 332 points overall, took a record 10 pole positions and won 11 of the 16 races, to be crowned both EuroFormula Open and Spanish Formula 3 champion for 2014.
As part of the prize for winning the Formula 3 championship, Stuvik has been invited to conduct a test at Aragon Motorland Circuit in the World Series by Renault 3.5 Series car. The test will be conducted during 3-4 November at Aragon’s Motorland Circuit in Spain.
Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services and the Sports Authority of Thailand.
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