Rosenqvist dominates in Zandvoort as Leclerc crashes out

Felix Rosenqvist stormed to his sixth FIA European Formula 3 Championship victory of the season and his twenty-first overall, leading from start to finish in race two at Zandvoort.

The Swedish Prema Powerteam had to survive two safety car periods in the early stages of the race to take the victory, holding off the challenge of race one winner Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

The first safety car was called upon on the first lap when Lance Stroll collided with championship leader Charles Leclerc on the run down to the first corner, breaking the Canadians front and rear right suspensions, leaving him stranded on the grass near the apex of the corner.

Although it appeared Leclerc got away from the incident with Stroll, the Van Amersfoort Racing driver was the cause of the second safety car when the suspension on his car broke, pitching him into the barriers at the high-speed Scheivlak turn. Leclerc was able to extract himself from the car but was taken to the medical centre, before being released with just bruising to the knee.

Rosenqvist was forced to hold off the challenge of Giovinazzi at the final restart before pulling away to take the win by 3.195s, with Jake Dennis completing the podium in third.

Markus Pommer continued his strong day, adding a fourth place for Motopark on top of his podium from race one, while Alexander Albon finished fifth for Signature ahead of George Russell of Carlin.

Sergio Sette Camara secured his second points finish of the season for Motopark in seventh ahead of Mücke Motorsport duo Maximilian Günther and Santino Ferrucci, while Ryan Tveter took his first point of the season in tenth for Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, leading home a foursome of Carlin drivers ahead of Gustavo Menezes, Tatiana Calderon and Callum Ilott.

Zandvoort Race 2 Result

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam35m13.587s
23Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin+3.195s
32Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam+7.020s
434Markus PommerGERMotopark+9.674s
521Alexander AlbonTHASignature+11.350s
610George RussellGBRCarlin+13.134s
723Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark+15.733s
828Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport+17.197s
95Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport+18.907s
1026Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin+19.606s
114Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin+20.351s
129Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin+20.871s
1330Callum IlottGBRCarlin+21.525s
1424Brandon MaisanoFRAPrema Powerteam+22.611s
1538Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F3+24.281s
1629Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing+25.063s
176Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport+25.637s
1819Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing+26.726s
1927Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport+27.135s
2036Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark+27.192s
2112Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports+29.446s
2222Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark+30.468s
2314Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports+33.535s
2435Kang LingCHNMucke Motorsport+34.126s
2511Fabian SchillerGERTeam West-Tec F3+34.551s
2631Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports+35.979s
2717Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport+36.292s
288Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing+37.119s
2918Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing+38.913s
3033Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark+45.158s
3132Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports+46.006s
RET20Dorian BoccolacciFRASignatureRetired
RET7Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort RacingRetired
RET25Lance StrollCANPrema PowerteamRetired