Sublime Ilott dominates at the Hungaroring as Norris struggles


Callum Ilott powered to victory in race two at the Hungaroring - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship / Thomas Suer

Callum Ilott took a dominant victory in race two at the Hungaroring, converting his pole position into the lead into the first corner, after which he was never headed.

 

Such was the advantage of Ilott, the Prema Powerteam driver was 8.600 seconds clear of Joel Eriksson at the chequered flag, with the Motopark driver unable to match the pace of the Briton up front, particularly in the laps around the halfway point of the race when Ilott seemed to up his own pace to pull away.

 

Behind the front two was pretty much follow-the-lead throughout the entirety of the race, with not one overtaking manoeuvre being completed by anyone inside the top ten.

 

Guan Yu Zhou secured his first podium finish of the season, and his first with Prema Powerteam, while Jake Hughes continued his strong weekend so far with fourth place for Hitech Grand Prix.

 

David Beckmann secured his first points of the season in just his second race with Motopark having made the switch before the Hungaroring weekend from Van Amersfoort Racing, while race one winner Maximilian Günther could only finish sixth in race two, but the Prema driver ensured he maintained the lead in the championship.

 

Joey Mawson was the best placed of the Van Amersfoort Racing drivers in seventh ahead of the leading Carlin of Jehan Daruvala, while the points-paying positions were completed by Mick Schumacher and Ferdinand Habsburg.

 

Lando Norris’ torrid weekend at the Hungaroring continued, with the Carlin driver almost stalling at the start, falling down from his third place on the grid to the back of the field.  Norris eventually finished down in fourteenth, just ahead of fellow Briton Harrison Newey.

 

Hungaroring Race 2 Result

 

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
153Callum IlottGBRPrema Powerteam35:15.865s
21Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark+8.600s
38Guan Yu ZhouCHNPrema Powerteam+9.757s
434Jake HughesGBRHitech Grand Prix+11.262s
555David BeckmannGERMotopark+16.380s
63Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam+19.291s
796Joey MawsonAUSVan Amersfoort Racing+21.634s
827Jehan DaruvalaINDCarlin+22.471s
925Mick SchumacherGERPrema Powerteam+23.537s
1062Ferdinand HabsburgAUTCarlin+29.781s
1199Nikita MazepinRUSHitech Grand Prix+30.587s
127Ralf AronESTHitech Grand Prix+31.036s
135Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing+34.456s
1431Lando NorrisGBRCarlin+34.971s
1517Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing+35.503s
1633Marino SatoJAPMotopark+38.046s
1711Tadasuke MakinoJAPHitech Grand Prix+38.600s
1847Keyvan Andres SooriGERMotopark+39.848s