Matteo Nannini Cruises to Maiden Victory In 2021 F3 Hungarian Race Two

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Matteo Nannini cruised to a maiden F3 victory in Hungarian Race Two ahead of Charouz’s Enzo Fittipaldi.

Fittipaldi led from reverse-pole but Nannini caught and passed the Brazilian into Turn One on lap four before proceeding to cruise to victory ahead of Fittipaldi and Roman Stanek.

Aleksandr Smolyar finished fourth ahead of Dennis Hauger, David Schumacher, Lorenzo Colombo, Clement Novalak, Logan Sargeant and Ayumu Iwasa.

In the driver standings, Hauger leads Olli Caldwell by 45 points after the Brit plus Doohan and Vesti failed to score points in this race, whilst Nannini moved up to eighth on 42 points with his victory.

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Fittipaldi got a clean start as Nannini leapfrogged Stanek into second whilst Colombo lost two positions from sixth as he slipped to eighth behind Hauger as Smolyar leapt up to fourth ahead of Jack Doohan and Schumacher.

Nannini proceeded to immediately challenge Fittipaldi for the lead but was fended off until he got DRS at the start of lap four, which he used alongside the slipstream to sweep past the Brazilian into the lead which he held to the flag despite two warnings for track limit violations.

Fittipaldi meanwhile fended off Stanek and Smolyar as the top four finished as they were following Nannini’s race-winning overtake.

Doohan meanwhile controlled fifth as the midfield largely held position until the Australian’s tyres fell off the cliff on lap 16, just two laps after Hauger tried to unsuccessfully overtake Schumacher for sixth.

Schumacher however was able to place pressure on Doohan two laps after fending off Hauger with Doohan out braking himself into Turn Two to give Schumacher fifth, as Hauger was forced to wait until he made an outside move on lap 18 to take sixth.

Doohan thereafter dropped down the order as Colombo, Novalak, Sargeant and Iwasa all passed him on lap 19, with Arthur Leclerc and Caio Collet following suit on lap 20.

Hauger meanwhile snatched fifth from Schumacher on the penultimate lap to put further daylight between himself and his title rivals in the championship battle, as Caldwell, Doohan and Frederik Vesti all finished in 29, 13 and 16th positions respectively outside of the points.

Position Driver Team Laps Time
1 Matteo Nannini HWA Racelab 22 35m 26.725
2 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz 22 + 2.519
3 Roman Stanek Hitech GP 22 + 3.836
4 Aleksandr Smolyar ART GP 22 + 4.348
5 Dennis Hauger PREMA 22 + 4.622
6 David Schumacher Trident 22 + 5.607
7 Lorenzo Colombo Campos 22 + 7.013
8 Clement Novalak Trident 22 + 8.900
9 Logan Sargeant Charouz 22 + 11.815
10 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP 22 + 12.632
11 Arthur Leclerc PREMA 22 + 12.918
12 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 22 + 13.706
13 Jack Doohan Trident 22 + 17.611
14 Juan Manuel Correa ART GP 22 + 18.039
15 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport 22 + 20.230
16 Frederik Vesti ART GP 22 + 22.849
17 Jake Hughes Carlin 22 + 25.634
18 Reshad De Gerus Charouz 22 + 28.351
19 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer 22 + 30.084
20 Filip Ugran Jenzer 22 + 32.100
21 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 22 + 33.308
22 Rafael Villagomez HWA Racelab 22 + 35.037
23 Laszlo Toth Campos 22 + 35.451
24 Calan Williams Jenzer 22 + 36.564
25 Victor Martins MP Motorsport 22 + 37.374
26 Jonny Edgar Carlin 22 + 44.223
27 Ido Cohen Carlin 22 + 1m 19.932
28 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab 22 + 1m 25.608
29 Olli Caldwell PREMA 28 + 1 Lap
RET Amaury Cordeel Campos 2 Mechanical

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