Just over six months on from the passing of team owner Adrian Campos – the former Minardi Formula 1 driver, who was also known for playing a role in the rise of Fernando Alonso – Lorenzo Colombo delivered an emotional maiden victory for the Spanish team in Formula 3.
The Italian rookie scored not only his first win but also his first points in the third tier, dedicating the victory to Adrian Campos Snr, and saying that there could have been “no better way to do it.”
He had to work for his win though, keeping a calm head off the line before sweeping past polesitter Jonny Edgar. It was a disastrous morning for the Red Bull junior, who lost power at the end of the Turn 1 manoeuvre and was forced to retire.
Fellow Red Bull prodigy Ayumu Iwasa was unable to trouble Colombo, but did see off the challenge of the more experienced Olli Caldwell in third. The PREMA racer moves up to second in the standings after a difficult day for title rival Frederik Vesti.
The Mercedes Academy driver lost power and was forced to pull to a stop on the tarmac midway through the race, which drops him from second to fourth in the standings. Jack Doohan is up to third despite only scoring P9.
Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger made up four places to strengthen his grip on the Drivers’ Championship, finishing sixth, behind Logan Sargeant and Clément Novalak.
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