Formula 3 Euro: Rosenqvist wins second race at Zandvoort
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) has won second race of Formula 3 European Championship at Zandvoort. After 20 laps he crossed the finish line 3,195 seconds ahead Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin). Same as in the first race earlier today, two drivers from front row of the starting grid was leading from start to finish, but this time with inverted positions.
Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) didn’t repeat the mistake from the first race, when he was punished because of jump start. This time he started well from fourth position and overtook the third from Markus Pommer (Motopark). Both of them remained on same positions till the end.
The race began with an accident right after the start. Still on the main straight, Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam) and Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) collided, putting an early end to the race for Canadian Stroll. To allow for the damaged car of the rookie to be removed from the track, race control sent the safety car out. Racing resumed on lap four, but two laps later, Charles Leclerc crashed into the barriers due to consequential damage from the collision after the start. That caused the second safety car intervention that lasted until the start of lap eleven. Despite retirement Leclerc retained first place in drivers’ standings.
At the second restart, Rosenqvist stayed ahead of Giovinazzi, even though the Italian made it exciting. The young drivers made it through the next laps without any problems. Rosenqvist set off with fast lap times and went on to score a safe win from Giovinazzi. Jake Dennis took the chequered flag in third place from Markus Pommer. Other points finishers are the best-placed rookie Alexander Albon (Signature), George Russell (Carlin), Sérgio Sette Câmara (Motorpark), Maximilian Günther (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), Santino Ferrucci (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) and Ryan Tveter (Carlin), who scored his first-ever top ten finish.