Esteban Ocon collected his second win of the weekend in a third FIA F3 European Championship race a the Hungaroring that was shortened by rain.
The Frenchman didn’t appear to make the best of starts from pole position, but he defended his lead well. Felix Rosenqvist moved into second place past Mucke team-mate Lucas Auer, who was then relegated to fourth at the chicane by Antonio Fuoco.
Ocon gradually opened up a two second lead over Rosenqvist when the F3 veteran was handed a drive-through penalty for exceeding track limits.
After he served that, Ocon extended his leading margin to eight seconds when rain began to fall. As the conditions worsened, race control opted to throw a safety car and then a red flag.
Ocon’s fifth victory of the season – and the first time he has won twice in a weekend – saw him add another 25 points to his tally and extend his series lead to 82 points.
Fuoco and Auer repeated their race two results with second and third respectively. Max Verstappen scored points for the first time since the first race at Pau in fourth ahead of the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin pairing of Antonio Giovinazzi and Tom Blomqvist, who made up for losing a place at the start by taking sixth from Felix Serralles with a late dive at turn one before the rain came.
Gustavo Menezes followed Serralles in eighth, with Jake Dennis passing Nicholas Latifi before the safety car for ninth.
Press realase by AUTOSPORT
|1||2||Esteban Ocon||Prema Powerteam||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||R||28:11.326|
|2||25||Antonio Fuoco||Prema Powerteam||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||R||+ 4.756|
|3||3||Lucas Auer||kftzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 5.663|
|4||30||Max Verstappen||Van Amersfoort Racing||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||R||+ 6.875|
|5||19||Antonio Giovinazzi||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||+ 8.390|
|6||31||Tom Blomqvist||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||+ 8.901|
|7||21||Felix Serralles||Team West-Tec F3||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 11.142|
|8||16||Gustavo Menezes||Van Amersfoort Racing||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||+ 14.162|
|9||28||Jake Dennis||Carlin||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||R||+ 16.124|
|10||1||Nicholas Latifi||Prema Powerteam||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 17.034|
|11||4||Roy Nissany||kftzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 20.588|
|12||10||John Bryant-Meisner||Fortec Motorsports||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 22.059|
|13||20||Sean Gelael||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||+ 23.961|
|14||26||Dennis van de Laar||Prema Powerteam||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 24.849|
|15||15||Jules Szymkowiak||Van Amersfoort Racing||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen||R||+ 25.133|
|16||18||Tatiana Calderon||Jo Zeller Racing||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 26.264|
|17||27||Felix Rosenqvist||kftzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 26.910|
|18||12||Alexander Toril||ThreeBond with T-Sport||Dallara F312 – NBE||+ 30.480|
|19||22||Hector Hurst||Team West-Tec F3||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 35.497|
|20||14||Felipe Guimaraes||Double R Racing||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 35.817|
|21||8||Michele Beretta||Eurointernational||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||R||+ 39.909|
|22||11||Richard Goddard||ThreeBond with T-Sport||Dallara F312 – NBE||+ 41.710|
|23||9||Mitch Gilbert||Fortec Motorsports||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz||+ 46.194|
|24||17||Sandro Zeller||Jo Zeller Racing||Dallara F312 – Mercedes -Benz|
|25||5||Jordan King||Carlin||Dallara F312 – Volkswagen|