Dennis Hauger Wins Wet 2021 Hungarian Race Three to Extend F3 Championship Lead

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Dennis Hauger extended his F3 championship lead to 63 points after taking victory in a wet Hungarian Race Three. 

Arthur Leclerc led from pole ahead of Hauger on a rolling start after the race began behind the Safety Car with the race distance reduced to 20 laps, although Hauger managed to keep pace and overtake his PREMA teammate on lap nine into Turn Three for victory.

Hauger though had to survive a Safety Car finish to secure the win after Laszlo Toth crashed into Ido Cohen on lap 18 to bring out the Safety Car for the final two laps.

Jack Doohan finished third ahead of David Schumacher, Clement Novalak, Aleksandr Smolyar and Frederik Vesti, as those sat third to seventh held order throughout the race, whilst Olli Caldwell, Enzo Fittipaldi and Logan Sargeant rounded out the top ten.

In the driver standings, Hauger now holds a 63 point lead over Doohan who moved up to second ahead of Caldwell with Vesti and Smolyar rounding out the top five heading into the summer break, ahead of the next round at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, across weekend of 27-29 August.

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Showers throughout the morning resulted in stewards deciding to start the race behind the Safety Car for two laps, which led to a rolling start across a reduced 20 lap race distance with Arthur Leclerc leading the field racing.

The Safety Car was however swiftly back out on track after Victor Martins tried a switchback move on Oliver Rasmussen at Turn Nine, with both drivers going into the tyre barriers yet continuing in the race although Martins was able to continue after briefly stalling in reverse.

Once racing resumed on lap three, Hauger maintained constant pressure on Leclerc before eventually benefitting from an error by the Monegasque, as he swept round the outside of Turn Two to snatch the inside line of Turn Three to seize the lead.

Caldwell meanwhile suffered a lock-up at start of lap five and narrowly avoided wiping Vesti out in Turn One as the Dane retained seventh, whilst Caldwell lost one position to Ayumu Iwasa but was able to eventually recover eighth.

Enzo Fittipaldi meanwhile started 17th and delivered a strong charge to find himself 10th by the end of lap 13, before benefitting from poor tyre degradation on Iwasa’s car to ultimately finish ninth ahead of Charouz teammate – Sargeant who took the final point.

A crazy finish further down the field saw Amaury Cordeel and Roman Stanek both spin at Turn 13 on lap 17, just seconds before Rafael Villagomez clipped Ido Cohen’s front right tyre on lap 18 to send both drivers into spins.

Cohen however was struck by an unsighted Laszlo Toth who rode up the left side of Cohen’s Carlin to bring the Safety Car, which meant that Hauger won the race under a Safety Car finish ahead of Leclerc and Doohan.

Position Driver Team Laps Time
1 Dennis Hauger PREMA 20 40m 15.030
2 Arthur Leclerc PREMA 20 + 1.345
3 Jack Doohan Trident 20 + 2.203
4 David Schumacher Trident 20 + 2.736
5 Clement Novalak Trident 20 + 3.268
6 Aleksandr Smolyar ART GP 20 + 3.405
7 Frederik Vesti ART GP 20 + 3.659
8 Olli Caldwell PREMA 20 + 4.964
9 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz 20 + 5.242
10 Logan Sargeant Charouz 20 + 5.461
11 Lorenzo Colombo Campos 20 + 5.979
12 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP 20 + 6.268
13 Jake Hughes Carlin 20 + 8.050
14 Juan Manuel Correa ART GP 20 + 8.279
15 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 20 + 8.417
16 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 20 + 9.282
17 Calan Williams Jenzer 20 + 10.052
18 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer 20 + 16.140
19 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport 20 + 18.753
20 Reshad De Gerus Charouz 20 + 27.090
21 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab 20 + 27.678
22 Filip Ugran Jenzer 20 + 28.155
23 Rafael Villagomez HWA Racelab 20 + 28.435
24 Roman Stanek Hitech GP 20 + 29.002
25 Amaury Cordeel Campos 20 + 52.735
26 Matteo Nannini HWA Racelab 20 + 53.284
27 Victor Martins MP Motorsport 20 + 58.168
28 Ido Cohen Carlin 17 Collision
29 Laszlo Toth Campos 17 Collision
RET Jonny Edgar Carlin 15 Wishbone

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