Filipino-Swiss Stockinger makes history in GP 3 race in MonacoPosted on May 31st, 2012 under Sporting Gold
Filipino-Swiss driver Marlon Stockinger made history by becoming the first driver of Philippine descent to win the Monaco GP 3 Series in Monte Carlo over the weekend.
Stockinger earned his maiden first place finish in a Formula One event with a winning time of 21:37.673. He led the race from pole position all the way to the finish line. It was the first win of his GP3 career, and it came on the same track used in the Formula One race.
Stockinger of Status GP is the first driver to hear the Philippine national anthem on a European race podium. He beat his nearest rival by a slim 0.687 seconds, second placer, Antonio da Costa of Carlin Motorsport.
Marlon also managed to log the fastest lap at 1:28.747 on his eleventh go around the course.
Danile Abt of Lotus came in third place.
The win gave Stockinger 17 points to make his total 39, good for third place in the Driver’s Championship standings, behind Australian Mitch Evans (43) and Fin Aaro Vainio (54).
Stockinger had placed eighth in the first race, which was won by Vainio with a time of 27:06.685, on Friday.