Giovinazzi dominates again to take Masters of Formula 3 victory

by Paul Hensby

Antonio Giovinazzi converted the pole position earned by winning the qualifying race on Saturday into a convincing Masters of Formula 3 victory on Sunday, leading at Zandvoort from start-to-finish to win the twenty-fifth running of the historic event.

The Italian racer, driving for the Jagonya Ayam arm of the Carlin team, won the twenty-five lap race by 8.427s ahead of fellow Carlin driver George Russell after front row starter Markus Pommer stalled his Motopark machine at the start.

Within two laps, Giovinazzi had built up more than a two-second margin over Russell, while the British driver was left in a lonely race himself, breaking away from Motopark’s Sergio Sette Camara, who completed the podium for the second day running.

Sette Camara led home team-mates Sam MacLeod and Nabil Jeffri, with Jeffri withstanding pressure from leading Van Amersfoort Racing driver Arjun Maini until the chequered flag.

Ryan Tveter of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin led home another Carlin entry of Red Bull-backed Callum Ilott for seventh and eighth, while Alessio Lorandi finished on their tail in ninth in the second Van Amersfoort Racing entry.

The top ten was completed by Threebond with T-Sport driver Julio Moreno, who along with team-mate Dennis Olsen caught and passed a fading Felix Serralles of Jo Zeller Racing, who dropped down to twelfth.

After stalling on the line, Pommer made ground to catch up with the battle for the top ten, but a late pit stop put him a lap down and last at the end of the race.

Zandvoort Masters of Formula 3 Race Result

1Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin38m51.164s
2George RussellGBRCarlin+8.427s
3Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark+11.577s
4Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark+14.947s
5Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark+16.641s
6Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing+16.783s
7Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin+21.528s
8Callum IlottGBRCarlin+22.430s
9Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing+22.897s
10Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport+31.905s
11Dennis OlsenNORThreebond with T-Sport+32.380s
12Felix SerrallesPUEJo Zeller Racing+35.831s
13Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports+36.272s
14Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F3+36.657s
15Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F3+38.768s
16Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports+49.151s
17Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark+55.079s
18Markus PommerGERMotopark+1 Lap

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