Honda-backed junior Yuki Tsunoda scored his first win of the FIA Formula 3 season on Sunday at Monza after seeing off Jake Hughes in mixed conditions.

Overnight rain left the track wet for the start, with Tsunoda rising from sixth to second in the opening two laps before setting his sights on early leader Hughes.

The pair ran closely together for more than half the race, even making light contact at one stage, but Tsunoda was able to muscle past and take the lead with seven laps to go.

Tsunoda pulled clear before crossing the line for his maiden win in the category, with Red Bull junior Liam Lawson taking P2 after overtaking Hughes in the closing stages. Hughes was left to settle for third place for HWA Racelab.

Championship leader Robert Shwartzman extended his lead after finishing eighth for Prema Racing, scoring one point as title rivals Jehan Daruvala and Marcus Armstrong both failed to score. Shwartzman now sits 36 points clear with 49 available at the final round in Sochi later this month.



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