Red Bull Ring European F3: Jake Dennis denies Felix Rosenqvist win

Prema Powerteam's Jake Dennis beat team-mate Felix Rosenqvist to win the opening Formula 3 European Championship race of the weekend at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring European F3: Jake Dennis denies Felix Rosenqvist win

Dennis, starting second, passed poleman Rosenqvist on the run down to Turn 1 off the start to take an early lead.

Rosenqvist shadowed Dennis throughout the race, but could not deter his team-mate, who went on to claim his fifth win of the campaign, 0.6 seconds clear of the Swede.

Championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi jumped Lance Stroll off the start to claim the final podium spot in third for Carlin.

Ferrari protege Stroll was forced to settle for fourth, ahead of George Russell and Charles Leclerc, who passed Signature racer Alexander Albon for sixth late on at Turn 3.

Gustavo Menezes was seventh for Carlin, while Sergio Sette Camera and Mikkel Jensen rounded out the top 10 for Motopark and Mucke Motorsports.

Markus Pommer, who claimed his maiden win last time out at Zandvoort, finished well outside the points in 17th after he bogged down off the start, dropping from ninth down to near the tail of the field.

Red Bull junior Callum Ilott came home 30th after an early clash with Carlin team-mate Menezes while fighting in the top 10.

AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live coverage of the second Red Bull Ring F3 race kicks off from 2.40pm UK time on Saturday

RESULTS - 24 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 34m20.242s
2 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.668s
3 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.180s
4 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 3.139s
5 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 3.999s
6 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 5.298s
7 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 7.658s
8 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 9.429s
9 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 15.318s
10 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 16.244s
11 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 19.394s
12 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 21.157s
13 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 23.171s
14 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 24.204s
15 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 26.819s
16 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 27.280s
17 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 29.552s
18 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 30.979s
19 Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 37.319s
20 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 37.837s
21 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 38.013s
22 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 39.094s
23 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 41.718s
24 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 42.763s
25 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 44.991s
26 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 47.100s
27 Matheus Leist Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 48.259s
28 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 48.745s
29 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 50.580s
30 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m06.313s
31 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m06.852s
32 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m07.108s
- Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen Retirement
- Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes Retirement


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