David Beckmann claimed his first FIA Formula 3 victory of the 2020 season in a wet finale in Hungary after a double time penalty robbed Bent Viscaal of a maiden win.

Viscaal had finished first on the road after a brilliant charge up the order but was slapped with a total 10-second time penalty for two separate incidents which dramatically dropped him out of the points when the race ended behind the Safety Car.

Reverse-grid pole sitter Beckmann subsequently inherited the win having recovered from his initial struggles early on, heading championship leader Oscar Piastri who finished second in his Prema.

The Trident driver crucially passed Dennis Hauger a few laps before the second Safety Car was deployed, having survived light contact at Turn 1 to sweep around the outside and grab second on the road.

Red Bull Formula 1 junior and one-time race Hauger secured his first F3 podium appearance in third for Hitech Grand Prix.

Prema’s Logan Sargeant was fourth ahead of MP Motorsport’s Richard Vischoor, while race one winner Theo Pourchaire was sixth for ART Grand Prix.

Aleksandr Smolyar turned in a stunning recovery drive from 27th on the grid to take seventh, ahead of Sebastian Fernandez, Enzo Fittipaldi and Alex Peroni, who claimed the final point on offer in P10 for Campos.

Despite his brilliant drive, Viscaal was ultimately demoted to 17th after his time penalties were applied post-race. 

FULL RACE RESULTS FROM THE SECOND RACE OF THE FIA FORMULA 3 RACE IN HUNGARY. 

 

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