Monza European F3: Rosenqvist wins as race abandoned after crashes

Felix Rosenqvist completed a Monza hat-trick in the final race of the Formula 3 European Championship round, which was red-flagged and not restarted after nine laps

Monza European F3: Rosenqvist wins as race abandoned after crashes

Officials had warned drivers at an emergency meeting last night, in the wake of a shambolic second race, that continuing bad behaviour would not be tolerated.

The abandoned race, like the second, will only count for half-points.

Rosenqvist converted his pole position into an early race lead, with front-row partner Charles Leclerc in second place and Jake Dennis squeezing past Antonio Giovinazzi into the Rettifilo chicane for third.

But the race immediately went under a safety car as Ryan Tveter launched over Fabian Schiller and crashed to a stop.

On the second lap of the restart, Dennis pulled off a beautiful move around the outside of Leclerc to take second place at the Roggia chicane to make it a Prema Powerteam one-two.

"I have to thank the team, because we had a perfect car this weekend," said Rosenqvist.

"Three poles, three wins and eight safety cars, which I think I managed to deal quite well with.

"But unfortunately we got penalised because of other drivers being stupid - just 50 points instead of 75."

Meanwhile, behind Giovinazzi, a great battle for fifth was resolved in Brandon Maisano's favour over Gustavo Menezes.

A hectic scrap behind featured George Russell carving through from outside the points to seventh in about half a lap, but this group came to grief at the Rettifilo when Mikkel Jensen tripped over Lance Stroll and landed in the gravel with deranged suspension.

Santino Ferrucci, Stroll and Maximilian Gunther moved up to complete the top 10.

RESULTS - 8 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 19m40.310s
2 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1.441s
3 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 2.700s
4 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 3.211s
5 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 4.184s
6 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 4.745s
7 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 6.211s
8 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 7.365s
9 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 8.966s
10 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 9.603s
11 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 10.749s
12 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 12.066s
13 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 12.426s
14 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 13.502s
15 Martin Cao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 13.949s
16 Nicolas Pohler Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 14.578s
17 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 14.947s
18 Artur Janosz EuroInternational Dallara/Mercedes 16.237s
19 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 17.348s
20 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 18.063s
21 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 19.175s
22 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 20.643s
23 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 21.894s
24 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 22.859s
25 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 23.818s
26 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 49.121s
- Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes Excluded
- Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes Retirement
- Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes Retirement
- Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen Excluded
- Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen Withdrawn
- Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes Withdrawn
- Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen Retirement
- Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes Excluded
- Facu Regalia EuroInternational Dallara/Mercedes Withdrawn

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Antonio Giovinazzi 182
2 Charles Leclerc 166.5
3 Felix Rosenqvist 160
4 Jake Dennis 129
5 George Russell 68
6 Maximilian Guenther 65
7 Mikkel Jensen 53.5
8 Lance Stroll 51
9 Alexander Albon 50
10 Gustavo Menezes 35
11 Brandon Maisano 30
12 Markus Pommer 28.5
13 Arjun Maini 23
14 Santino Ferrucci 20
15 Callum Ilott 14
16 Alessio Lorandi 14
17 Pietro Fittipaldi 11
18 Raoul Hyman 8.5
19 Sam MacLeod 2


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