Tom Blomqvist took his third win of the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Series season as he got the better of Frenchman Esteban Ocon in race one around the twisty Hungaroring circuit.
Blomqvist managed to get into the lead at the first corner, edging ahead of pole sitter Ocon. The Briton went on to win the 21-lap race by almost five seconds as the Prema Powerteam driver dropped back from the tail of the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver towards the end of the race.
Pau race winner Felix Rosenqvist inherited third position early in the race after Dutch teenager Max Verstappen was forced to retire his Van Amersfoort Racing machine with an apparent mechanical issue, and the Swede held on to keep Mucke Motorsport team-mate Lucas Auer behind him, but both ended up well behind the battle for the race win.
Jordan King was fifth for Carlin ahead of Jules Szymkowiak for Van Amersfoort Racing who took his career best result in the series in sixth. Felix Serralles was seventh for Team West-Tec F3 with Dennis van de Laar in eighth for Prema Powerteam. Mitch Gilbert took ninth for Fortec Motorsport, while Seal Galael took the final point for Jagonya Ayam with Carlin in tenth, just holding off the challenge of a charging Jake Dennis who came through from the back of the grid after a driveshaft failure during qualifying to finish eleventh.
There were a number of drive-through penalties applied during the race that affected the final result, including for Prema Powerteam’s Antonio Fuoco and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Gustavo Menezes, who both were running well inside the top ten when penalised for exceeding track limits.
Hungaroring Race 1 Result
|1||Tom Blomqvist||GBR||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin|
|2||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Prema Powerteam||+4.897s|
|3||Felix Rosenqvist||SWE||Mucke Motorsport||+13.180s|
|4||Lucas Auer||AUT||Mucke Motorsport||+14.517s|
|6||Jules Szymkowiak||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||+34.332s|
|7||Felix Serralles||PUE||Team West-Tec F3||+36.090s|
|8||Dennis van de Laar||NED||Prema Powerteam||+39.033s|
|9||Mitch Gilbert||AUS||Fortec Motorsport||+42.057s|
|10||Sean Galael||INO||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+42.765s|
|12||Alexander Toril||ESP||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+44.817s|
|13||Felipe Guimaraes||BRZ||Double R Racing||+46.140s|
|14||John Bryant-Meisner||SWE||Fortec Motorsport||+49.346s|
|15||Roy Nissany||ISR||Mucke Motorsport||+49.986s|
|16||Richard Goddard||AUS||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+51.521s|
|17||Gustavo Menezes||USA||Van Amersfoort Racing||+55.888s|
|18||Hector Hurst||GBR||Team West-Tec F3||+1m05.790s|
|19||Antonio Fuoco||ITA||Prema Powerteam||+1m06.397s|
|20||Tatiana Calderon||COL||Jo Zeller Racing||+1m19.632s|
|21||Sandro Zeller||SWI||Jo Zeller Racing||+1m24.898s|
|22||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Prema Powerteam||+1m35.591s|
|23||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+2 Laps|
|RET||Max Verstappen||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||6 Laps|
|RET||Michele Beretta||ITA||EuroInternational||0 Laps|