Formula 3: Marcus Armstrong starts strong, Liam Lawson strikes trouble
Stuff.co.nz - Mon 13 May 19:52 GMT

One Kiwi driver starts strong as another struggles in Formula 3 opener.

Formula 3: Marcus Armstrong starts strong, Liam Lawson strikes trouble

  Marcus Armstrong sits fourth in the FIA Formula 3 Championship standings following a solid first round.

  Two consistent results in Spain have secured a strong start to the FIA Formula 3 Championship for Kiwi Marcus Armstrong.

  Armstrong's fellow Kiwi Liam Lawson endured a weekend of disappointments and failed to register a point at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

  Armstrong, 18, who qualified third for the opening race, made an aggressive start to challenge for the lead early but eventually finished third on Saturday night (NZT).

  Armstrong got as high as third in the second race on Sunday night (NZT) after starting from grid six - by way of the reverse grid for the top eight cars - but was passed twice late in the race to eventually finish fifth.