Monza GP3: De Vries wins, Leclerc collides with team-mate Fukuzumi

McLaren Formula 1 junior Nyck de Vries beat Alexander Albon to claim his first GP3 victory in an ART one-twoat Monza, as their team-mates Charles Leclerc and Nirei Fukuzumi collided

Monza GP3: De Vries wins, Leclerc collides with team-mate Fukuzumi

Ferrari academy driver Leclerc was trying to pass Honda protege Fukuzumi for fifth through the Roggia chicane on the third lap when the accident occurred.

They went side by side through the corner before Fukuzumi moved across on the exit in defence, seemingly unaware that Leclerc was still largely alongside him.

Fukuzumi's car was spat into the barriers and then collected Tatiana Calderon as it rebounded across the track, while championship leader Leclerc slewed into the Lesmo gravel with suspension damage.

NEWS UPDATE: Fukuzumi punished for taking out Leclerc

Albon was leading de Vries at the time, the ART pair having passed reverse grid polesitter Antonio Fuoco's Trident car in quick succession over the opening laps.

But on the restart lap de Vries dived inside his team-mate into the Roggia chicane. He nearly replicated Fukuzumi's damaging defence on the exit, with Albon backing out of his retaliation attempt and ensuring they continued unscathed.

While de Vries went on to win by 1.7 seconds over Albon, Fuoco gained on Leclerc in the standings by fending off battling Arden duo Jake Dennis and Jack Aitken for third.

Arjun Maini won a wild upper midfield tussle to claim sixth via a last-lap move on Alex Palou.

Saturday podium finisher Jake Hughes tumbled down the order when he got airborne banging wheels with Aitken off the startline.

He fought back through to 10th, chasing Artur Janosz and Ralph Boschung.

Matt Parry would have been in the mix for points too had he not picked up a puncture on lap one and scooted at high speed over the Ascari gravel.

RACE TWO RESULT

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 30m24.854s
2 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1.741s
3 Antonio Fuoco Trident 6.382s
4 Jake Dennis Arden International 7.761s
5 Jack Aitken Arden International 8.331s
6 Arjun Maini Jenzer Motorsport 11.991s
7 Alex Palou Campos Racing 12.264s
8 Artur Janosz Trident 12.504s
9 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 12.933s
10 Jake Hughes DAMS 13.910s
11 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 14.716s
12 Kevin Jorg DAMS 16.886s
13 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 17.561s
14 Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing 20.609s
15 Sandy Stuvik Trident 20.958s
16 Tatiana Calderon Arden International 21.273s
17 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 22.022s
18 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1m03.571s
19 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1 Lap
- Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP Retirement
- Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix Retirement
- Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix Retirement

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Charles Leclerc 177
2 Antonio Fuoco 153
3 Alexander Albon 145
4 Nyck de Vries 104
5 Jake Dennis 96
6 Jack Aitken 89
7 Matt Parry 72
8 Jake Hughes 69
9 Nirei Fukuzumi 53
10 Ralph Boschung 48
11 Arjun Maini 36
12 Santino Ferrucci 34
13 Oscar Tunjo 18
14 Matevos Isaakyan 17
15 Steijn Schothorst 16
16 Alex Palou 15
17 Kevin Jorg 13
18 Sandy Stuvik 8
19 Artur Janosz 3
20 Tatiana Calderon 2
21 Giuliano Alesi 1
22 Akash Nandy 0
23 Richard Gonda 0
24 Konstantin Tereschenko 0
25 Niko Kari 0
26 Mahaveer Raghunathan 0

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