Spa GP3: Esteban Ocon penalised, Emil Bernstorff gets race one win

Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon has lost his GP3 race one win at Spa following a five-second time penalty for breaching safety car rules

Spa GP3: Esteban Ocon penalised, Emil Bernstorff gets race one win

ART Grand Prix driver Ocon picked up the penalty for exceeding the virtual safety car speed at Blanchimont before the green lights were shown at the race's third and final restart.

The penalty demotes Ocon to second, and means Arden International driver Emil Bernstorff picks up his first win of the season.

Several other GP3 drivers also received grid and time penalties following race one at Spa.

Status Grand Prix driver Seb Morris picked up a five-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Jenzer Motorsport's Pal Varhaug at Les Combes but will start race two from the pitlane as he was only 19th on a 23-car grid.

Matheo Tuscher will also start from the pitlane due to his collision with Morris's team-mate Sandy Stuvik before the last restart.

Koiranen GP driver Jimmy Eriksson picked up a drive-through for jumping the start but served his penalty under the virtual safety car.

The stewards deemed this to be against the rules and awarded the Swede a 20s penalty, meaning he falls from fifth to 13th in the race one results.

That elevates Alex Bosak to eighth and the race two pole ahead of Alex Palou.

REVISED RESULTS - 15 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Emil Bernstorff Arden International 44m00.242s
2 Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix 3.945s
3 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 4.487s
4 Antonio Fuoco Carlin 4.763s
5 Luca Ghiotto Trident 8.551s
6 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 14.541s
7 Alex Palou Campos Racing 17.492s
8 Alex Bosak Arden International 22.432s
9 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 22.671s
10 Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix 23.145s
11 Mitch Gilbert Carlin 24.762s
12 Artur Janosz Trident 27.390s
13 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 27.442s
14 Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing 29.327s
15 Adderly Fong Koiranen GP 45.303s
- Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport Retirement
- Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix Retirement
- Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport Retirement
- Seb Morris Status Grand Prix Retirement
- Beitske Visser Trident Retirement
- Matt Parry Koiranen GP Retirement
- Jann Mardenborough Carlin Retirement
- Kevin Ceccon Arden International Retirement

RACE TWO STARTING GRID:

Pos Driver Team
1 Alex Bosak Arden International
2 Alex Palou Campos Racing
3 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix
4 Luca Ghiotto Trident
5 Antonio Fuoco Carlin
6 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix
7 Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix
8 Emil Bernstorff Arden International
9 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport
10 Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix
11 Mitch Gilbert Carlin
12 Artur Janosz Trident
13 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP
14 Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing
15 Adderly Fong Koiranen GP
16 Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix
17 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport
18 Beitske Visser Trident
19 Matt Parry Koiranen GP
20 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport
21 Jann Mardenborough Carlin
22 Kevin Ceccon Arden International
23 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix


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