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Jake Dennis claims two wins from two races in Pau after an incident-packed race saw three safety car periods and a red flag suspension.

The Prema Powerteam driver produced a carbon-copy of his controlled race one victory on the French street circuit to take back-to-back wins in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

Heading into the third round of the 2015 championship the British driver had only ever recorded a handful of rostrum appearances and now has his first two Euro F3 victories, with tomorrow's final race still to come.

After three safety car periods the race was briefly suspended on lap 20 after Maximilian Gunther was smashed into by Antonio Giovinazzi at the hairpin. The accident caused a domino-like effect on the chasing drivers as they collided on the tight street circuit and blocked the track.

As a result, the race was red-flagged to clear the stricken cars and was restarted 15 minutes later under safety car conditions with eight minutes of racing left.

Dennis demonstrated his dominance and raced away from Charles Leclerc to take the chequered flag ahead of the Van Amersfoort driver, while Giovinazzi shook off his clash with Gunther to continue his podium run.

His third place finish means the championship leader has eight rostrums in eight races this season.

At lights out pole-sitter Dennis sprinted away from the chasing pack as Gunther jumped up to second ahead of Leclerc. However his lead was cancelled out after Double R Racing's Matt Solomon smashed into the barriers on lap two.

The first safety car of the race was required as the car was recovered from the street circuit. Racing recommenced at the start of the fifth lap and Dennis sped away from Gunther.

In a race which became a copy from the race earlier in the day ThreeBond T-Sport's Julio Moreno stopped on track and stewards opted to extract the stricken driver using a second safety car period, which meant Dennis' 3.5 second lead was annihilated once more.

As the safety car returned to the pits the Nuneaton-born driver once again sprinted off only to be hauled back by the third safety car period after Michele Beretta spun at the hairpin.

After a third successful restart Leclerc got ahead of Gunther into second position before he and Giovinazzi clashed at the hairpin causing the preceding mayhem and the red flag.

Once the race recommenced Dennis brought home his Prema Powerteam car to claim the chequered flag ahead of Leclerc and Giovinazzi.

Rookie Arjun Maini scored his first points of the season finishing in fourth with championship contender Felix Rosenqvist rounding out the top five.

Carlin's George Russell fought from 12th on the grid to take an impressive sixth place as Alexander Albon, Markus Pommer, Sam MacLeod and Lance Stroll completed the points-paying positions.

 

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