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Wilson takes third win – Nordic the title.

Justin Wilson took a lights to flag victory in today's F3000 race at the Hungaroring, securing Nordic Racing the Manufacturers championship and giving him an almost unassailable 20 point lead over Mark Webber in the Drivers standings.

Webber's hopes took a severe blow when he retired late in the race, having earlier survived an unsporting attack from Wilson's teammate Tomas Enge – which resulted in the Czech driver serving a stop-go penalty, and ending his own championship charge.

As the lights went out all eyes were on pole sitter Wilson and alongside him – on the dirty side of the track – Webber as to who would gain the crucial advantage into the off camber first turn.

Within ten metres of the start it was apparent that Wilson had made a superb get away, and by contrast Webber's Super Nova machine was suffering from the lack of traction on the dusty side of the circuit.

This resulted in Wilson leading the field around the first turn, with Ricardo Mauricio in second followed by Enge and then Webber, just ahead of Silverstone winner Sebastien Bourdais.

An early casualty was Antonio Pizzonia who went from hero (at Hockenheim, when he won last time out) to zero when he spun at turn four, crept back to the pits, only to retire with suspension damage.

David Saelens made an even earlier departure, the Belgian driver returning this weekend from a back injury sustained at Silverstone – and qualifying a respectable ninth – found the injury was not sufficiently healed (as Doctors' had predicted) and he withdrew his European Minardi before this afternoon start.

Back up front Wilson was eager to build an early advantage, and by lap two was over 1.6secs clear of the chasing Brazilian, while Enge was dropping back from the top two and holding up Webber, Bourdais, Manning and Friesacher.

After his initial burst Wilson calmed his pace slightly – allowing Mauricio to close down the Yorkshireman, resulting in the gap falling to under 1secs with 5 laps gone.



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