Hungary GP3: Robert Visoiu leads Carlos Sainz Jr in Arden one-two
|By Andrew van de Burgt||Sunday, July 28th 2013, 08:05 GMT|
Robert Visoiu led an MW Arden one-two in a soporific GP3 sprint race in Hungary.
The Romanian led every one of the 17 laps and was never under threat from his fast-starting team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr despite a late safety car erasing his advantage.
Such was Visoiu's pace, during the two-lap final dash to the flag, he built up a 4.1-second winning margin.
Aside from the start, there was not a single change of position among the point-paying places.
Kevin Korjus took third for Koiranen, Facu Regalia fourth for ART, Jack Harvey fifth for ART.
With points leader Tio Ellinas making up two positions to finish 10th, he still failed to score a point, which has allowed Regalia and Conor Daly, who took the final point in eighth, to close up in the championship.
Saturday's winner Aaro Vainio lost a place at the start, and finished ninth.
Results - 17 laps: Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 23m59.150s 2. Carlos Sainz Jr MW Arden +4.168s 3. Kevin Korjus Koiranen +4.848s 4. Facu Regalia ART +5.277s 5. Jack Harvey ART +5.726s 6. Giovanni Venturini Trident +6.177s 7. Daniil Kvyat MW Arden +6.936s 8. Conor Daly ART +7.424s 9. Aaro Vainio Koiranen +7.847s 10. Tio Ellinas Manor +8.718s 11. Patrick Kujala Koiranen +11.603s 12. Jimmy Eriksson Status +14.318s 13. Nick Yelloly Carlin +15.622s 14. Samin Gomez Jenzer +15.941s 15. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer +16.176s 16. Eric Lichtenstein Carlin +16.588s 17. Adderly Fong Status +17.686s 18. David Fumanelli Trident +17.898s 19. Alex Fontana Jenzer +18.761s 20. Josh Webster Status +20.626s 21. Dino Zamparelli Manor +21.377s 22. Carmen Jorda Bamboo +21.725s 23. Luis Sa Silva Carlin +22.655s Retirements: Melville McKee Bamboo 12 laps Lewis Williamson Bamboo 12 laps Emanuele Zonzini Trident 2 laps Ryan Cullen Manor 2 laps