Paul Ricard GP3: Boccolacci excluded, Hubert handed first win

Dorian Boccolacci has been disqualified from his GP3 feature race win at Paul Ricard, handing a maiden series victory to fellow Frenchman Anthoine Hubert

Paul Ricard GP3: Boccolacci excluded, Hubert handed first win

MP Motorsport driver Boccolacci and his team-mate Niko Kari, who finished fifth, both failed to supply an adequate fuel sample and therefore have been excluded.

The result had been MP's first win in the championship, which it is new to for 2018 having taken the outgoing DAMS team's equipment.

It means that Ferrari Academy drivers benefit, with Giuliano Alesi taking third and Callum Ilott eighth, which in turn promotes Ilott to reversed-grid pole for Sunday's race ahead of Australian driver Joey Mawson.

A GP3 statement read: "Following today's GP3 Series race one at Le Castellet, France, it was found that cars #22 and #24 were unable to provide an inadequate fuel sample following post-race technical checks.

"The stewards have determined that MP Motorsport have failed to ensure that the mandatory one-litre fuel sample could be taken from both cars in accordance with the technical regulations."

Hubert now leads the standings by 16 points over ART Grand Prix team-mate Nikita Mazepin, who was promoted one spot to second thanks to Boccolacci's exclusion.

ART also extends its teams' points lead to 62 over Trident, which Alesi drives for.

Revised race result

Pos Driver Team Laps Gap
1 Anthoine Hubert ART Grand Prix 20 37m55.061s
2 Nikita Mazepin ART Grand Prix 20 4.361s
3 Giuliano Alesi Trident 20 8.333s
4 Leonardo Pulcini Campos Racing 20 10.919s
5 Alessio Lorandi Trident 20 13.706s
6 Pedro Piquet Trident 20 19.413s
7 Joey Mawson Arden International 20 25.979s
8 Callum Ilott ART Grand Prix 20 26.213s
9 Juan Manuel Correa Jenzer Motorsport 20 27.125s
10 Jake Hughes ART Grand Prix 20 27.418s
11 Ryan Tveter Trident 20 27.483s
12 Christian Lundgaard MP Motorsport 20 27.529s
13 Simo Laaksonen Campos Racing 20 41.869s
14 Diego Menchaca Campos Racing 20 42.332s
15 Gabriel Aubry Arden International 20 43.203s
16 Julien Falchero Arden International 20 47.372s
17 Tatiana Calderon Jenzer Motorsport 20 48.282s
18 David Beckmann Jenzer Motorsport 20 1m02.380s
- Dorian Boccolacci MP Motorsport 20 Disqualified
- Niko Kari MP Motorsport 20 Disqualified


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Author Jack Benyon
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