Esteban Ocon extended his championship lead with a dominant lights-to-flag win around the Hungaroring. The Prema Powerteam driver led home his Italian team-mate Antonio Fuoco by almost seven seconds at the end of the 21-lap race.
It is Lotus Junior driver Ocon’s fourth win of his rookie season, and at no time during the race looked troubled, pulling away from Fuoco with relative ease. Fuoco himself had to keep an eye on his mirrors as the Mücke Motorsport machine of Austrian Lucas Auer was constantly within a second of the Italian. Auer eventually had to settle for third, ahead of his Swedish team-mate Felix Rosenqvist.
Ocon’s main championship rival Tom Blomqvist was fifth, but the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver was not able to challenge the top four, and the Briton saw his deficit in the championship increase to 65 points.
Blomqvist’s team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi was sixth, ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Gustavo Menezes in seventh, while Felix Serralles of Team West-Tec F3, Nicholas Latifi of Prema Powerteam and John Bryant-Meisner of Fortec Motorsport completed the top ten.
Just like in race one on Saturday, drive through penalties affected the race result, including in the top ten. Carlin’s Jake Dennis was the first to receive a penalty for a blatant jump-start that saw him climb to fourth from ninth on the grid. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Max Verstappen was the next to take a drive through when he was penalised for excessively running wide at turn 4 and exceeding track limits, relegating him from his fifth place on the track to a sixteenth place finish, one place ahead of Dennis.
Hungaroring Race 2 Result
|1||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Prema Powerteam||34m14.307s|
|2||Antonio Fuoco||ITA||Prema Powerteam||+6.977s|
|3||Lucas Auer||AUT||Mücke Motorsport||+7.373s|
|4||Felix Rosenqvist||SWE||Mücke Motorsport||+8.294s|
|5||Tom Blomqvist||GBR||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+9.449s|
|6||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+12.957s|
|7||Gustavo Menezes||USA||Van Amersfoort Racing||+13.473s|
|8||Felix Serralles||PUE||Team West-Tec F3||+25.804s|
|9||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Prema Powerteam||+26.769s|
|10||John Bryant-Meisner||SWE||Fortec Motorsport||+28.559s|
|11||Mitchell Gilbert||AUS||Fortec Motorsport||+29.086s|
|12||Dennis van de Laar||NED||Prema Powerteam||+30.844s|
|13||Felipe Guimaraes||BRZ||Double R Racing||+33.778s|
|14||Roy Nissany||ISR||Mücke Motorsport||+34.479s|
|15||Tatiana Calderon||COL||Jo Zeller Racing||+34.987s|
|16||Max Verstappen||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||+39.234s|
|18||Sandro Zeller||SWI||Jo Zeller Racing||+54.569s|
|19||Jules Szymkowiak||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||+54.978s|
|20||Hector Hurst||GBR||Team West-Tec F3||+59.340s|
|21||Sean Galael||INO||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+1m01.572s|
|22||Alexander Toril||ESP||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+1m03.029s|
|23||Richard Goddard||AUS||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+1m05.301s|
|24||Michele Beretta||ITA||EuroInternational||+1 Lap|
|RET||Jordan King||GBR||Carlin||0 Laps|