Bortoleto secures consecutive Feature Race victories in FIA Formula 3
In a thrilling FIA Formula 3 Championship race in Melbourne, Gabriel Bortoleto clinched consecutive Feature Race victories, fending off a determined challenge from Gregoire Saucy.
Gabriel Bortoleto has achieved consecutive Feature Race wins in the FIA Formula 3 Championship by emerging victorious in Melbourne.
Despite facing strong competition from Gregoire Saucy, the Brazilian driver successfully defended his position and demonstrated his impressive driving skills at the Albert Park circuit, following his previous successful performance in Bahrain.
Starting from the first and second positions on the grid, Bortoleto and Saucy managed to hold onto their places at the start of the race. However, there were several competitors who had to abandon the race early, including Sebastian Montoya, who had finished on the podium in the previous day’s race.
Unfortunately, Franco Colapinto, who had experienced a disqualification from a position that would have won him the race on Saturday, crashed out during the race, as did Mari Boya, who was involved in a high-speed collision.
Additionally, Kaylen Frederick was forced to retire under the Safety Car after colliding with Nikola Tsolov.
During the race, another Safety Car was deployed on lap 12 after Ido Cohen was sent into the wall by Rafael Villagomez. Meanwhile, at the front of the pack, Gregoire Saucy put intense pressure on Bortoleto in the closing laps, but was unable to make a pass and had to settle for the second spot on the podium.
Gabriele Mini managed to secure the last place on the podium, but he couldn’t keep up with the pace of the leading pair as the race progressed. Bortoleto’s teammate at Trident, Leonardo Fornaroli, finished in fourth place, while Zak O’Sullivan, who won the Sprint Race, secured the fifth position.
Luke Browning finished in sixth place after a challenging day on Saturday, with Paul Aron and Dino Beganovic, both from Prema, following in seventh and eighth positions, respectively.
However, Pepe Marti deserves credit for possibly producing the best drive of the day, advancing from 30th to finish in ninth place at the chequered flag. Finally, Taylor Barnard secured the last point on offer.
The race outcome (completed in 23 laps). Feature Race F2
# Drivers Teams Gaps 1 Gabriel Bortoletto Trident 43m41.950s 2 Grégoire Saucy Grand Prix des Arts +0.596s 3 Gabriel Mini Hitech GP +3.032s 4 Léonard Fornaroli Trident +3.216s 5 Zak O’Sullivan Préma +3.564s 6 Luc Browning Hitech GP +4.191s 7 Paul Aron Préma +4.393s 8 Dino Beganovic Préma +8.557s 9 Pepe Marti Course de Campos +8.737s 10 Taylor Barnard Jenzer Motorsport +13.589s 11 Christian Mansel Course de Campos +14.356s 12 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport +14.928s 13 Tom Smith Course de Van Amersfoort +15.582s 14 Ollie Gris Carlin +18.766s 15 Hugues Troc Course de Campos +19.034s 16 Caio Collet Course de Van Amersfoort +19.426s 17 Hunter Yeany Carlin +19.645s 18 Sophie Floersch PHM par Charouz +23.606s 19 Raphaël Villagomez Course de Van Amersfoort +28.676s 20 Alex García Jenzer Motorsport +30.035s 21 Nikola Tsolov Grand Prix des Arts +30.064s 22 Olivier Goethe Trident +56.084s 23 Nikita Bedrine Jenzer Motorsport +1 lap Ret Ido Cohen Carlin Ret Roberto Faria PHM par Charouz Ret Piotr Wisnicki PHM par Charouz Ret Frédérick Kaylen Grand Prix des Arts Ret Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport Ret Mari Boya MP Motorsport Ret Sébastien Montoya Hitech GP
FIA Formula 3 Championship standings
# Drivers Points 1 Bortoleto 58 2 Saucy 38 3 Beganovic 32 4 Mini 28 5 Goethe 23 6 Marti 21 7 O’Sullivan 20 8 Aron 20 9 Fornaroli 19 10 Browning 18
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