Formula V8 3.5: Tom Dillmann finally converts pole to victory
Tom Dillmann, the fastest man on the grid of the Formula V8 3.5, finally converted his speed to victory. After securing the third pole position in a row on Sunday morning, AV Formula driver has won the second race at Hungaroring to take the lead in the Series’ standings after two rounds and four races.
Dillmann clinched the victory in a chaotic race at wet Hungaroring, which started behind the Safety Car because of pouring rain. The race started for real on Lap 4, shortly after that Dillman went off the road and lost the lead from Matthieu Vaxiviere. Dillmann was among first drivers to take an obligatory pit stop, he pitted on Lap 6. In the next lap Safety car was out again, after Vitor Baptista spun on turn 14.
After all pit stops, Dillman was againon the top on Lap 13, with five seconds advantage over Roy Nissany. The Israelian driver started second on the grid but spun a moment before the race started without Safety Car on Lap 4 and dropped to 8th place. He progressed through the field and found himself again behind Dillman on Lap 13. He was chasing the leader in the final six laps and he closed the gap to less than a second, but it was to late to overtake Dillman.
Aurelien Panis comfortably took third place, ten second behind Nissany and thirteen seconds ahead of fourt-placed Louis Deletraz. Matthieu Vaxiviere had to be satisfied with fifth place finish. Yesterday’s winner Johnny Cecotto Jr finished sixth. Rene Binder, Pietro Fittipaldi, Egor Orudzhev and Yu Kanamaru completed the top 10.