Hauger extends F3 points lead with wet weather victory in Hungary

Dennis Hauger extended his lead at the top of the Formula 3 drivers’ standings with an impressive victory at the Hungaroring in wet conditions.
Hauger extends F3 points lead with wet weather victory in Hungary

Rain fell overnight and ahead of the feature race in Hungary, forcing the FIA to start the race behind the Safety Car.

After two laps behind the Safety Car, the race resumed with a rolling start with Prema’s Arthur Leclerc leading the way ahead of Hauger. 

Immediately it was clear to see Hauger had the pace advantage over his teammate, with the pair going side-by-side through Turn 1 up to Turn 5 on Lap 8.

Hauger got past a lap later with a spectacular overtake around the outside of Turn 2 to take the lead on Lap 9.

As conditions dried, Leclerc’s pace improved as he reduced Hauger’s deficit at the front. 

Still, Hauger had the pace to resist any pressure from Leclerc to take the victory at the Hungaroring.

The Norweigan’s victory was secured when the Safety Car was deployed again on Lap 18 after contact between Rafael Villagomez and Ido Cohen left the Carlin driver stranded in the middle of the track at Turn 2.

Lazlo Toth collided with the stationary car of Cohen, resulting in the race finishing behind the Safety Car. 

Leclerc joined Hauger on the podium, with Jack Doohan finishing third in the Trident. 

Doohan’s podium moves him up to second in the standings, albeit 63 points behind Hauger.

David Schumacher and Clement Novalak made it three Trident drivers in the top five in what was an impressive weekend for the Italian team.

Next up was the two ART drivers of Aleksandr Smolyar and Frederik Vesti, while 

Olli Caldwell, Enzo Fittipaldi and Logan Sargeant rounded out the points-paying positions at the Hungaroring.

Click here for the full FIA Formula 3 feature race results from Hungary.

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