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Video: Stunning final-lap F3 battle

15th May 2021
Seán Ward

If you were to write a script for a motor race you’d probably add some last-lap drama into the mix, a mechanical woe, a sudden downpour of rain or someone spinning off the track. Well in the 77th Members’ Meeting’s Derek Bell Cup we had an absolute corker of a final lap. Slipstreams, late lunges, dummy moves – it had it all.

After 19 minutes of hard racing the two leaders, Ben Mitchell and Andrew Hibberd, were still all over each other, desperate for the win. Mitchell in a 1968 Brabham-Ford BT28 and Hibberd in a ’66 BT28 were working their little F3 cars hard and, as the clock ticked down and the two drivers slid their machines through the chicane, it looked as if Mitchell would take the win. But no, the duo crossed the line with four seconds on the clock which meant a whole extra lap of furious competition. Could Mitchell hang on for the win? Would Hibberd make the most of the powerful slipstream to snatch victory?

  • Formula 3

  • Derek Bell Cup

  • 77MM

  • Members Meeting

  • Video

  • Brabham

  • BT28

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