Jake Dennis took his third victory of the 2015 European Formula 3 Championship season after taking advantage of an incident that took out the three drivers ahead of him who were fighting for the lead.
Racing Steps Foundation-backed Prema Powerteam driver Dennis was running fourth when his team-mate Lance Stroll caused an incident that eliminated the Ferrari protégé driver along with fellow Prema driver Felix Rosenqvist and pole sitter Mikkel Jensen of Mücke Motorsport.
Stroll chopped across Jensen whilst running side-by-side down the Kemmel Straight, with the Dane being pushed into Rosenqvist who was alongside Jensen, with the Swede being launched into a scary looking crash along the barriers. All three drivers were out on the spot, and necessitated the use of the safety car.
Dennis inherited the lead as a result of the crash, and controlled the race until the chequered flag, with the race ending behind the safety car after another scary-looking incident down the field when Gustavo Menezes hit Brandon Maisano, sending the American driver into a backwards flip, landing upside down. Luckily the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver was able to get out of the car unaided when it had been righted by the marshals.
Santino Ferrucci took his maiden series podium in second position for Mücke Motorsport ahead of Sergio Sette Camara, who not only secured his first points for Motopark but did so on the podium.
Maisano survived the incident with Menezes to take fourth for Prema Powerteam ahead of Dorian Boccolacci, who took his first points of the year in fifth for Signature.
Championship leader Charles Leclerc took advantage of the carnage ahead of him to secure sixth for Van Amersfoort Racing ahead of Mücke Motorsport’s Maximilian Günther, while Raoul Hyman finished eighth for Team West-Tec F3 despite starting down in twenty-fourth position.
Antonio Giovinazzi, who was handed a three-place grid penalty before the race for his part in the clash between himself and Rosenqvist towards the end of race one, took ninth position for Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, with Alessio Lorandi taking his second tenth position of the day for Van Amersfoort Racing.
Spa-Francorchamps Race 2 Result
|1||2||Jake Dennis||GBR||Prema Powerteam||36m05.200s|
|2||5||Santino Ferrucci||USA||Mucke Motorsport||+0.711s|
|3||23||Sergio Sette Camara||BRZ||Motopark||+1.056s|
|4||24||Brandon Maisano||FRA||Prema Powerteam||+1.853s|
|6||7||Charles Leclerc||MON||Van Amersfoort Racing||+3.397s|
|7||28||Maximilian Gunther||GER||Mucke Motorsport||+3.849s|
|8||38||Raoul Hyman||RSA||Team West-Tec F3||+4.250s|
|9||3||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+4.786s|
|10||8||Alessio Lorandi||ITA||Van Amersfoort Racing||+5.340s|
|12||26||Ryan Tveter||USA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+7.043s|
|14||14||Matt Rao||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+9.226s|
|15||11||Fabian Schiller||GER||Team West-Tec F3||+11.086s|
|19||19||Matt Solomon||HKG||Double R Racing||+16.170s|
|20||31||Hongwei Cao||CHN||Fortec Motorsports||+16.407s|
|21||12||Pietro Fittipaldi||BRZ||Fortec Motorsports||+17.733s|
|22||18||Nicolas Pohler||GER||Double R Racing||+18.582s|
|23||29||Arjun Maini||IND||Van Amersfoort Racing||+20.145s|
|24||6||Michele Beretta||ITA||Mucke Motorsport||+21.649s|
|26||17||Julio Moreno||ECU||Threebond with T-Sport||+25.487s|
|RET||4||Gustavo Menezes||USA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||Retired|
|RET||25||Lance Stroll||CAN||Prema Powerteam||Retired|
|RET||27||Mikkel Jensen||DEN||Mucke Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||1||Felix Rosenqvist||SWE||Prema Powerteam||Retired|
|RET||35||Kang Ling||CHN||Mucke Motorsport||Retired|