GP3 Austria: Oscar Tunjo wins the sprint race
Sunday’s Red Bull Ring events opened with Oscar Tunjo winning the sprint race in the final laps of the race, after starting from ninth. The race started at 9:25 without Kevin Ceccon whose car couldn’t be repaired in time. Sandy Stuvik started the race from pole position and the formation lap was completed with Pal Varhaug retiring because of undefined issues. On Turn 2, safety car has been deployed because Antonio Fuoco crashed with Jann Mardenborough and Stuvik, leaving himself and the Russian out of the race. Also, Alfonso Celis’ car stopped. Ralph Boschung was in the lead, but was constantly attacked by Marvin Kirchhofer, while Ocon and Ghiotto were on Bernstorff’s tail. Kirchhofer took the lead on lap 5, and Ocon went to second and started closing down on the leader. Ghiotto went up to third after overtaking Boschung, who lost another spot when he was overtaken by Bernstorff.
On lap 12, Oscar Tunjo overtook Bernstorff to get to fourth and the gap between Ghiotto and Ocon was just 0.4s. Ocon was being pressured by Tunjo, and on lap 14 had to give way and lose the third. By lap 16, Tunjo was in Kirchhofer’s tail and was aiming for the lead which he got on the same lap. On the final lap, Ocon was 2.2s in front of Kirchhofer, leaving him to defend against Ocon and Ghiotto. No position changes were made and Bernstorff didn’t win the podium, finishing fourth, in front of Boschung. Tuscher was on sixth with Morris, Fontana, Parry and Boschung behind him in top ten. The detailed results are the following: