Browning reclaims factors lead with victory

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Luke Browning transformed pole place into his second Formulation 3 win of the season to reclaim the factors lead with a managed drive within the Austrian function race.

The Williams Academy driver, racing for Hitech, saved away from the touring car-style battles raging behind him to win by 1.6s from Prema’s Gabriele Mini.

Having made a strong begin, Browning pulled away from the sector whereas third-placed starter Tim Tramnitz dropped like a stone having did not launch his MP Motorsport entry.

This allowed the Prema trio of Arvid Lindblad, Mini and Dino Beganovic to place themselves line astern behind Browning, though Lindblad would quickly drop again after the front-row starter was shovelled off the observe by MP Motorsport’s Alex Dunne on lap eight of 26.

Dunne was handed a time penalty for his bother, and he was joined on the naughty step by Tramnitz, Mari Boya (Campos) and Callum Voisin (Rodin) who have been additionally concerned in on-track incidents.

Nevertheless it was within the closing laps that an already thrilling race reached a climax, with the battle for second taking centre stage.

On the finish of lap 21, Beganovic demonstrated how arduous he was having to push with a view to maintain tempo with Browning, as he misplaced the rear and drifted by means of the ultimate nook – a transfer that allowed the race chief a couple of additional tenths of respiration room.

With three laps to go, the battle intensified with Mini’s tried transfer on Beganovic costing him a spot to ART Grand Prix’s Christian Mansell, earlier than the Alpine junior regained his place on the ultimate step of the rostrum across the outdoors of Flip 6.

The battle continued on the penultimate lap, and this time Mini was profitable in his assault on Beganovic, ready to finish the transfer at Flip 4.

The positions modified as soon as once more on the ultimate tour, when Beganovic moved again forward at Flip 3 earlier than in the end shedding second for one ultimate time at Flip 6.

The late battling allowed Browning to attain his first win for the reason that Bahrain season-opener unchallenged, as Mini and Beganovic accomplished the rostrum order.

Mansell ended up fourth after beginning eleventh, the Australian describing occasions as “the most effective race of my life” over workforce radio.

Browning now heads the standings on 106 factors from Mini, with Leonardo Fornaroli (Trident) dropping from first to 3rd after ending ninth and claiming solely two factors. Beganovic is 26 factors off the lead, with solely 4 weekends remaining.

F3 Austria Characteristic Race Outcomes

1

L. Browning Hitech Pulse-Eight

14 26            
2

G. Minì Prema Powerteam

2 26 1.600          
3

D. Beganovic Prema Powerteam

1 26 0.500          
4

C. Mansell ART Grand Prix

23 26 0.400          
5

O. Goethe Campos Racing

10 26 0.600          
6

N. Tsolov ART Grand Prix

25 26 4.000          
7

A. Lindblad Prema Powerteam

3 26 0.700          
8

L. Van ART Grand Prix

24 26 2.100          
9

L. Fornaroli Trident

4 26 0.300          
10

A. Dunne MP Motorsport

9 26 3.200          
11 S. Flörsch Van Amersfoort Racing 21 26 0.400          
12

M. Stenshorne Hitech Pulse-Eight

15 26 0.200          
13

S. Ramos Trident

6 26 0.500          
14

M. Zagazeta Jenzer Motorsport

19 26 3.400          
15

T. Tramnitz MP Motorsport

7 26 0.400          
16

Okay. Sztuka MP Motorsport

8 26 3.000          
17

M. Esterson Jenzer Motorsport

18 26 0.900          
18

M. Boya Campos Racing

12 26 1.700          
19

P. Wiśnicki Rodin Motorsport

30 26 6.200          
20

S. Meguetounif Trident

5 26 3.800          
21

C. Shields Hitech Pulse-Eight

16 26 0.000          
22

T. Smith Van Amersfoort Racing

22 26 7.900          
23

N. León Van Amersfoort Racing

20 26 5.800          
24

J. Loake Rodin Motorsport

31 26 13.000          
25

C. Voisin Rodin Motorsport

29 26 16.000          
26

T. Inthraphuvasak PHM AIX Racing

26 26 5.400          
27

C. Wurz Jenzer Motorsport

17 25            
dnf

N. Bedrin PHM AIX Racing

27 10         Retirement  
dnf

J. Dufek PHM AIX Racing

28 5         Retirement  
dnf Colombia S. Montoya Campos Racing 11 5         Retirement  



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