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Euro F3 takes on the Hungaroring

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Steve Sziklai was at the Hungaroring for the DTM and Euro F3 races.  We took a look at the DTM here, now we have a look at the Euro F3

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Race 1

Briton Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) secured the winner’s trophy in the first of the three FIA Formula 3 European championship races contested this weekend at the 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring. At the Formula 1 circuit located not far from Budapest, he passed pole-sitter Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) for the lead right at the start and afterwards, he controlled the race to clinch a never jeopardised win. Esteban Ocon and Felix Rosenqvist (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) joined the Briton on the podium. In the championship standings, Lotus F1 Junior Econ defended his lead but second-placed Blomqvist succeeded in reducing the gap to 50 points.

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Race 2

For the fourth time this season, rookie driver Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) scored a race win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. At the 4.381 kilomtres long Hungaroring near Budapest, the 17-year-old Lotus F1 junior driver was 6.977 seconds faster than his team-mate Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam). Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) followed closely behind the Ferrari Driver Academy protégé throughout the race, but the 18-year-old Italian still managed to bring his second place home. Swede Felix Rosenqvist (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) and championship runner-up Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) followed the Austrian. Race winner Ocon extended his lead in the drivers’ standings to 65 points.

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Race 3

Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) concluded his race weekend at the 4.381 kilometres long Hungaroring with yet another victory. The 17-year-old Lotus F1 junior driver won the twelfth season round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship from Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam), who is backed by the Ferrari Driver Academy, and Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport). With his fifth win of the season, Esteban Ocon extended his lead in the drivers’ standings of the strongest junior single-seater race series and now has 82 points more than his nearest rival, Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin). The Briton finished sixth in the race near the Hungarian capital of Budapest that was stopped early due to rain.

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Photos by Steve Sziklai

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