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Bortoleto secures consecutive Feature Race victories in FIA Formula 3



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

1Gabriel BortolettoTrident43m41.950s
2Grégoire SaucyGrand Prix des Arts+0.596s
3Gabriel MiniHitech GP+3.032s
4Léonard FornaroliTrident+3.216s
5Zak O’SullivanPréma+3.564s
6Luc BrowningHitech GP+4.191s
7Paul AronPréma+4.393s
8Dino BeganovicPréma+8.557s
9Pepe MartiCourse de Campos+8.737s
10Taylor BarnardJenzer Motorsport+13.589s
11Christian ManselCourse de Campos+14.356s
12Jonny EdgarMP Motorsport+14.928s
13Tom SmithCourse de Van Amersfoort+15.582s
14Ollie GrisCarlin+18.766s
15Hugues TrocCourse de Campos+19.034s
16Caio ColletCourse de Van Amersfoort+19.426s
17Hunter YeanyCarlin+19.645s
18Sophie FloerschPHM par Charouz+23.606s
19Raphaël VillagomezCourse de Van Amersfoort+28.676s
20Alex GarcíaJenzer Motorsport+30.035s
21Nikola TsolovGrand Prix des Arts+30.064s
22Olivier GoetheTrident+56.084s
23Nikita BedrineJenzer Motorsport+1 lap
RetIdo CohenCarlin
RetRoberto FariaPHM par Charouz
RetPiotr WisnickiPHM par Charouz
RetFrédérick KaylenGrand Prix des Arts
RetFranco ColapintoMP Motorsport
RetMari BoyaMP Motorsport
RetSébastien MontoyaHitech GP

FIA Formula 3 Championship standings


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