Giuliano Alesi tops second race

Written by: Fanni Váradi | Photo: GP3 Media


Giuliano Alesi scored first win in GP3 last weekend on the sprint race of GP3 Series. The former F1 driver Jean Alesi’s son kept Jack Aitken behind him and defended the ART driver’s attacks.

During the feature race Dorian Boccolacci finished 8th which would mean pole position for the sprint race. However the Italian driver got penalized because of his incident with Niko Kari.

If the penalty would not be enough the Trident driver had problem on the formation lap and could not even start the race. Alesi kept the pole while Aitken started very well and got to P2 from P4 till Turn 3 then had the first place in front of his eyes.

On the third lap Steijn Schothorst and Julien Falchero had an incident at Turn one which caused a safety car session for the grid.

Alesi kept his position after the restart having Aitken right behind him.

The Briton tried everything but Giuliano Alesi did not give his position and crossed the lines on the first place getting his first GP3 victory ahead of Aitken and Niko Kari. The Red Bull junior finished on the podium for the first time in the series. The championship leader George Russel ended behind the top 3 followed by the Jenzer drivers Maini and Lorandi. Kevin Joerg and Antoine Hubert completed the top 8.

Russel stay on the top of the championship ahead of Hubert 35 points behind him followed by Fukuzumi with 3 points.

The next round of GP3 will take place in Hungary in 2 weeks.

Provisional Race 2 Classification

  Driver Team
1. Giuliano Alesi Trident
2. Jack Aitken ART Grand Prix
3. Niko Kari Arden International
4. George Russell ART Grand Prix
5. Arjun Maini Jenzer Motorsport
6. Alessio Lorandi Jenzer Motorsport
7. Kevin Jörg Trident
8. Anthoine Hubert ART Grand Prix
9. Santino Ferrucci DAMS
10. Marcos Siebert Campos Racing
11. Raoul Hyman Campos Racing
12. Leonardo Pulcini Arden International
13. Ryan Tveter Trident
14. Bruno Baptista DAMS
15. Tatiana Calderon DAMS
16. Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix
     
  Not Classified
 

  Julien Falchero Campos Racing
  Steijn Schothorst Arden International
  Dorian Boccolacci Trident

  Fastest Lap   
  George Russell 1:48.862 on lap 10

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