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When Formula 3 cars get too close

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When a couple of centimetres makes all the difference.

It was the first turn of the first lap of the Australian Formula 3 race at Queensland Raceway.  Tim Macrow and Chris Anthony had both been beaten to pole by the 15 year old local Cameron Sheilds and the Championship protagonists were looking to get revenge.

Anthony had started on the front row in second place with Macrow just one place behind in third.

Come the green light Anthony bogs down a little and Macrow can get the edge.  Through turn one they are side by side with Macrow on the outside, slightly ahead.

On the exit, Macrow had a little room on the outside but turned slightly down, Anthony on the inside was edging out so very slightly and this happened…

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Check out onboards of the accident here

Needless to say their races were virtually over. Macrow retired on the spot – and was later reprimanded by the stewards.

Anthony on the other hand limped back to the pits where the team used a racer tape and an allen key to get the McDonalds car back out, limping around to reach half distance and take some points.

No great harm, just close racing…

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Photos by Michael Ford July 2016

Words by Sam Tickell

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