Gabriel Aubry took his second win of the day at the Hungaroring on Sunday despite finishing second on the road, with Sacha Fenestraz taking a penalty for a false start.
Tech 1 Racing’s Aubry led from pole position into the first corner, and it was only on the restart following a safety car period – caused when Najiy Ayyad bin Abd Razak crashed his Fortec Motorsports machine at the top of hill after losing control and hitting the barriers – that Fenestraz was able to make a move for the lead.
However, news came through that the Josef Kaufmann Racing had been handed a ten-second time penalty for his start, meaning all Aubry had to do was stay within ten seconds of the French-Argentine driver to take the win, something he managed comfortably.
In fact Fenestraz dropped all the way down to eighth as a result of his penalty, with Robert Shwartzman assuming second place ahead of R-ace GP team-mates Max Defourny and Will Palmer, while Yifei Ye was the best placed rookie in fifth for Josef Kaufmann Racing, his first rookie victory of the season.
Aleksandr Vartanyan’s good weekend in Hungary concluded with a sixth place finish for the JD Motorsport driver, while Daniel Ticktum was seventh for Arden Motorsport, being classified just ahead of the penalised Fenestraz by 0.068 seconds.
British driver Max Fewtrell got the better of the battle between himself and Thomas Randle to take ninth for Tech 1 Racing, with the Australian taking the final place inside the top ten for AVF by Adrian Vallés.
Hungaroring Race 3 Result
|1||4||Gabriel Aubry||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||27:20.281s|
|2||10||Robert Shwartzman||RUS||R-ace GP||+0.821s|
|3||9||Max Defourny||BEL||R-ace GP||+2.508s|
|4||8||Will Palmer||GBR||R-ace GP||+4.373s|
|5||1||Yifei Ye||CHN||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+5.083s|
|6||23||Aleksandr Vartanyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||+6.325s|
|7||33||Daniel Ticktum||GBR||Arden Motorsport||+9.461s|
|8||11||Sacha Fenestraz||FRA||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+9.529s|
|9||7||Max Fewtrell||GBR||Tech 1 Racing||+10.284s|
|10||16||Thomas Randle||AUS||AVF by Adrian Valles||+10.808s|
|11||18||Aleksey Korneev||RUS||Fortec Motorsports||+14.060s|
|12||30||Jarno Opmeer||NED||MP Motorsport||+16.374s|
|13||12||Raul Guzman||MEX||R-ace GP||+16.752s|
|14||22||Jean Baptiste Simmenauer||FRA||JD Motorsport||+17.252s|
|15||6||Thomas Neubauer||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+17.951s|
|16||13||Henrique Chaves||POR||AVF by Adrian Valles||+20.893s|
|17||93||Zane Goddard||AUS||Arden Motorsport||+21.495s|
|18||29||Richard Verschoor||NED||MP Motorsport||+22.798s|
|19||17||Alex Peroni||AUS||Fortec Motorsports||+23.980s|
|20||30||Bartlomiej Mirecki||POL||BM Racing Team||+26.507s|
|21||26||Presley Martono||INO||Mark Burdett Motorsport||+26.936s|
|22||5||Thomas Maxwell||AUS||Tech 1 Racing||+27.759s|
|23||15||Axel Matus||MEX||AVF by Adrian Valles||+28.823s|
|24||31||Neil Verhagen||USA||MP Motorsport||+29.321s|
|25||34||Ghislain Cordeel||BEL||Arden Motorsport||+29.840s|
|26||2||Luis Leeds||AUS||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+31.527s|
|27||19||Frank Bird||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+31.940s|
|28||21||Sun Yue Yang||CHN||JD Motorsport||+35.584s|
|29||25||Julia Pankiewicz||POL||Mark Burdett Motorsport||+46.664s|
|RET||20||Najiy Ayyad bin Abd Razak||MAL||Fortec Motorsports||Retired|