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Fenestraz Penalty Hands Aubry Second Win of the Weekend in Hungary

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Gabriel Aubry profited from a penalty for Sacha Fenestraz to win race three - Credit: Francois Flamand / DPPI

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

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