Joel Eriksson returned to the top of the championship standings after a lights-to-flag victory in race three at the Hungaroring on Sunday.
The Motopark driver controlled the race with relative ease having started from pole position, with Eriksson beating race two winner Callum Ilott of Prema Powerteam by 1.882 seconds.
Guan Yu Zhou finished third on the road after jumping Lando Norris at the start, but the Chinese racer was penalised with a five-second time penalty after the chequered flag after he was adjudged to have gone off track and gained an advantage as he defended his position from the British driver on the penultimate lap at the turn six chicane.
After two disappointing races earlier in the weekend, the podium will be a welcome result for Norris, with the Carlin driver having dropped a good number of points in the championship standings, and he leaves the Hungaroring fourth in the standings having arrived there as joint leader.
David Beckmann secured his second fifth place finish of his first weekend with Motopark, with the German holding off a train of cars until the chequered flag, led by Maximilian Günther, who could only finish sixth for the second time in the day to lose the championship lead to Eriksson.
Hitech Grand Prix’s Jake Hughes followed Günther home in seventh, followed by Van Amersfoort Racing’s Joey Mawson and Carlin’s Jehan Daruvala, while Hitech’s Nikita Mazepin was the final driver inside the points in tenth.
Hungaroring Race 3 Result
|2||53||Callum Ilott||GBR||Prema Powerteam||+1.882s|
|4||8||Guan Yu Zhou||CHN||Prema Powerteam||+10.519s|
|6||3||Maximilian Gunther||GER||Prema Powerteam||+12.790s|
|7||34||Jake Hughes||GBR||Hitech Grand Prix||+13.167s|
|8||96||Joey Mawson||AUS||Van Amersfoort Racing||+13.953s|
|10||99||Nikita Mazepin||RUS||Hitech Grand Prix||+17.410s|
|11||25||Mick Schumacher||GER||Prema Powerteam||+18.100s|
|13||7||Ralf Aron||EST||Hitech Grand Prix||+19.772s|
|14||5||Pedro Piquet||BRZ||Van Amersfoort Racing||+21.505s|
|16||47||Keyvan Andres Soori||GER||Motopark||+31.893s|
|17||11||Tadasuke Makino||JAP||Hitech Grand Prix||+36.284s|
|18||17||Harrison Newey||GBR||Van Amersfoort Racing||+52.479s|