Formula 3

Sargeant takes championship lead after dominant Silverstone triumph.

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Credit: PREMA Racing / FIA Formula 3

Logan Sargeant finally took his first FIA Formula 3 win in a truly dominant fashion to take the championship lead away from teammate Oscar Piastri.

Starting from pole position, the American got the perfect start and was well clear of the DRS window when it was activated on lap three and from there, no one could get anywhere near to challenge the PREMA driver.

With Piastri suffering problems all weekend, it was crucial to his title challenge that he make the most of the troubles and he did exactly that with maximum points for victory.

Jake Hughes go up to second at the start ahead of Liam Lawson and was comfortably second for much of the race until the battle pack behind stopped squabbling for position and began to close in.

He may have been overtaken on the final lap but he was happy to see a yellow flag at Stowe after Sebastián Fernández and Matteo Nannini came together the lap previous leaving the latter in the gravel.

Frederik Vesti finished fourth and he too was in the thick of the action, attacking Lawson at first before holding off a horde of drivers including Piastri.

David Beckmann was in that group and was relatively quiet in comparison, finishing fifth with a smart overtake on Théo Pourchaire who had the pace to catch and pass the top three had he found a way past Vesti.

Piastri eventually came home in seventh but after such a tough Friday, he’ll be pleased to have got to the end of the race without breaking down especially as the Australian reported a cut of power on the way to the grid.

The pleasantly surprising Bent Viscaal continued his fine start to the season with eighth, while behind him the Carlin trio ganged up on Lirim Zendeli with the German finishing tenth behind Clément Novalak. The tenth placed finish earned Zendeli the final point and reverse grid pole for Sunday’s race.

1Logan SargeantPREMA20 Laps
2Jake HughesHWA Racelab+1.552
3Liam LawsonHitech GP+2.025
4Frederik VestiPREMA+2.339
5David BeckmannTrident+4.870
6Théo PourchaireART+9.370
7Oscar PiastriPREMA+10.087
8Bent ViscaalMP Motorsport+10.705
9Clément NovalakCarlin Buzz Racing+11.082
10Lirim ZendeliTrident+11.535
11Ben BarnicoatCarlin Buzz Racing+12.072
12Cameron DasCarlin Buzz Racing+14.284
13Aleksandr SmolyarART+17.215
14Alex PeroniCampos+17.715
15David SchumacherCharouz+20.475
16Max FewtrellHitech GP+21.368
17Enzo FittipaldiHWA Racelab+22.278
18Igor FragaCharouz+22.971
19Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport+23.441
20Sophia FloerschCampos+24.078
21Olli CaldwellTrident+24.369
22Roman StanekCharouz+25.014
23Lukas DunnerMP Motorsport+31.254
24Sebastián FernándezART+33.229
25Alessio DeleddaCampos+39.766
26Jack DoohanHWA Racelab+92.538
27Matteo NanniniJenzerDNF (Contact)
28Calan WilliamsJenzerDNF (Contact)
29Federico MalvestitiJenzerDNF (Contact)
30Dennis HaugerHitech GPDNF (Suspension)
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