Red Bull Ring European F3: Rosenqvist beats Giovinazzi in race two

Felix Rosenqvist took a lights-to-flag victory for Prema Powerteam in the second Formula 3 European Championship race of the weekend at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring European F3: Rosenqvist beats Giovinazzi in race two

The Swede converted pole into an early lead, and despite a late safety car, held off Jagonya Ayam-backed Carlin racer Antonio Giovinazzi to claim his seventh win of the season.

Rosenqvist and current championship leader Giovinazzi traded fastest lap times throughout the 24-lap race, but the Italian was unable to get by, with the pair separated by just 1.3 seconds at the chequered flag.

Ferrari protege Lance Stroll soaked up race-long pressure from Charles Leclerc to come home third and record his maiden European F3 podium finish.

Leclerc was forced to settle for fourth for Van Amersfoort Racing, seeing off a late challenge from Signature's Alexander Albon in fifth.

Markus Pommer recovered from a second poor start of the weekend to claim sixth place for Motopark, passing George Russell in the closing stages after Ryan Teeter prompted a late safety car with a spin at Turn 4.

Race one winner Jake Dennis - running on old tyres - progressed from 10th on the grid to cross the line eighth, ahead of Mikkel Jensen and Gustavo Menezes.

Sergio Sette Camara lined up a career best fourth on the grid, but a jump-start cost the Brazilian a drive-through penalty, which dropped him to 19th, well out of contention.

RESULTS - 24 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 35m55.558s
2 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.312s
3 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 2.740s
4 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 3.845s
5 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 5.396s
6 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 5.435s
7 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 7.011s
8 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 7.379s
9 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 7.917s
10 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 8.259s
11 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 9.305s
12 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 9.908s
13 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 10.632s
14 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 10.979s
15 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 12.203s
16 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 13.711s
17 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 15.660s
18 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 15.978s
19 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 16.393s
20 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 17.141s
21 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 17.558s
22 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 18.111s
23 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 19.916s
24 Matheus Leist Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 20.623s
25 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 22.078s
26 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 29.386s
27 Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 32.591s
28 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 39.025s
29 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1 Lap
30 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1 Lap
31 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 2 Laps
32 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 2 Laps
- Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen Retirement
- Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes Withdrawn


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