Boccolacci penalty hands victory to Habsburg


Dorian Boccolacci (45) lost his win to Ferdinand Habsburg (62) after a collision with Colton Herta (98) - Credit: FOTOSPEEDY

Dorian Boccolacci has lost his race victory at the Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday after stewards adjudged him responsible for causing a collision with Colton Herta.

The Frenchman, who was making his EuroFormula Open race debut, tipped the young American into a spin heading into the chicane that dropped Herta to third, a position he would hold until the chequered flag.

Boccolacci inherited the lead as a result ahead of Ferdinand Habsburg, but the five-second penalty for the Teo Martin Motorsport driver promoted the Drivex School driver to top spot, his second victory of the season and his first since Paul Ricard in June.

Carlin Motorsport driver Herta, who had been asked to move aside for Habsburg earlier in the race after being adjudged to have gained an advantage at the first corner by running across the run-off only, inherited second place,

Herta had been looking to allow Habsburg passed, but a mistake from the Austrian dropped him behind Boccolacci, and thus in the firing line for the attack at the chicane that caused the spin and the subsequent penalty.

Ironically, with Boccolacci ineligible for points, it does not affect the amount of points scored by any of the drivers in the field.

Circuit de Catalunya Race 1 Result (Amended)

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
162Ferdinand HabsburgAUTDrivex School29:14.548
298Colton HertaUSACarlin+1.049
345Dorian BoccolacciFRATeo Martin Motorsport+4.583
43Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport+7.917
547Keyvan AndresGERCarlin+17.768
651Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin+18.409
74Tatiana CalderonCOLRP Motorsport+21.105
81Antoni PtakPOLRP Motorsport+22.487
96Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing+23.038
1072Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport+23.745
1120Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing+24.510
1291Vasily RomanovRUSDrivex School+24.910
135Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport+32.826
1471Xavier LloverasESPTeo Martin Motorsport+33.456
152Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport+39.640
168Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing+45.090
179Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing+47.261
187Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing+1:06.856