Red Bull Ring GP3: Esteban Ocon excluded from race two podium

Reigning European Formula 3 champion Esteban Ocon has lost his third-place finish in the GP3 sprint race at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring GP3: Esteban Ocon excluded from race two podium

It was discovered in post-race technical checks that the undertray of his ART Grand Prix car was illegal.

As it was found not to comply with the height regulations, he was disqualified from the race.

Race two report: Tunjo takes maiden win from P9 start

This promotes Ghiotto to third place and also has a big impact on the championship standings, extending the Italian's lead at the top.

Based on the original result, Ghiotto had a 10-point advantage over Ocon, but now the Trident driver heads the standings by 17 points from Marvin Kirchhofer.

Jenzer Motorsport driver Matheo Tuscher was also excluded from sixth place for the same reason.

These two changes mean that Emil Bernstorff is promoted to fourth place, with Seb Morris jumping from seventh-on-the-road to fifth despite starting the race 19th.

Stewards have also decided to give Carlin driver Antonio Fuoco a three-place grid penalty for hitting team-mate Jann Mardenborough at Turn 2 on the first lap of the sprint race.

The accident also eliminated Sandy Stuvik.

REVISED RESULTS - 18 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Oscar Tunjo Trident 26m51.893s
2 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 3.034s
3 Luca Ghiotto Trident 4.093s
4 Emil Bernstorff Arden International 5.394s
5 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 10.494s
6 Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix 11.179s
7 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 11.257s
8 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 14.686s
9 Artur Janosz Trident 18.900s
10 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 19.657s
11 Mitch Gilbert Carlin 19.787s
12 Adderly Fong Koiranen GP 19.940s
13 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 20.255s
14 Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing 27.495s
15 Alex Bosak Arden International 28.306s
16 Samin Gomez Campos Racing 1 Lap
- Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix Disqualified
- Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport Disqualified
- Antonio Fuoco Carlin Retirement
- Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix Retirement
- Alex Palou Campos Racing Retirement
- Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix Retirement
- Kevin Ceccon Arden International Withdrawn
- Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport Not started

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Luca Ghiotto 66
2 Marvin Kirchhofer 47
3 Esteban Ocon 44
4 Emil Bernstorff 41
5 Jann Mardenborough 32
6 Antonio Fuoco 30
7 Jimmy Eriksson 20
8 Oscar Tunjo 17
9 Kevin Ceccon 10
10 Alex Fontana 7
11 Seb Morris 6
12 Sandy Stuvik 6
13 Ralph Boschung 5
14 Matt Parry 2
15 Alfonso Celis 1
16 Artur Janosz 0
17 Zaid Ashkanani 0
18 Pal Varhaug 0
19 Mitch Gilbert 0
20 Matheo Tuscher 0
21 Alex Palou 0
22 Adderly Fong 0
23 Alex Bosak 0
24 Samin Gomez 0
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