Marcus Armstrong boosted his FIA Formula 3 title hopes by claiming his first victory of the season at the Hungaroring on Sunday, dominating proceedings at the front of the pack for Prema.

Starting on reverse grid pole, Armstrong touched wheels with Leonardo Pulcini while battling for the lead on the opening lap, but escaped before creating a buffer to the Italian behind. Armstrong ultimately went lights-to-flag to score his first win in the series, crossing the line 12 seconds clear of the field.

The win was made all the more valuable for Armstrong as teammate and series points leader Robert Shwartzman failed to score any points, breaking his front wing while battling for third place with Felipe Drugovich. Shwartzman tried continuing for a number of laps before being forced to pit.

Jake Hughes scored his second podium of the weekend after passing Red Bull youngster Juri Vips in the closing stages, with Saturday winner Christian Lundgaard taking fifth place.

Shwartzman still leads the drivers' championship heading into the summer break, with Vips sitting 12 points behind. Jehan Daruvala runs P3, 20 points back from Shwartzman, with Armstrong a further six points behind.



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