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Goethe reinstated as dash race winner after penalty rescinded

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Goethe had been given a five-second penalty for not staying above the minimal time through the security automobile interval, however upon assessment the stewards revoked the penalty because it didn’t mirror adjustments to the 2024 sporting laws made in the beginning of the season.

The German has been handed again his win, having handed Leon on the ultimate lap at a digital security automobile restart.

Leon had negotiated the assorted interruptions in a stop-start race, however with Goethe’s penalty overturned, it was double catastrophe for the Mexican as he was given a post-race five-second penalty for weaving behind the protection automobile.

That, plus Tim Tramnitz’s personal penalty being rescinded for a similar purpose as Goethe’s, means the MP Motorsport driver strikes as much as second and Loen drops to 3rd.

Championship chief Luke Browning had been on to complete sixth and open up a spot on the high having entered the race stage on factors with Leonardo Fornaroli.

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However a late incident left him within the gravel at Tosa, persevering with his run of failing to attain in a dash race this season.

In a sometimes frenetic begin, polesitter Kaper Sztuka was shortly thrust down the order and out of the rostrum locations with Leon, Tramnitz and sixth-placed starter Goethe all making floor.

However the motion was shortly halted by a security automobile intervention as Mari Boya’s Campos Racing entry spun into the gravel on the Variante Villeneuve halfway by way of the primary lap.

Mari Boya, Campos Racing

Photograph by: System Motorsport Ltd

Following a brief investigation, the stewards handed Tommy Smith a 10-second penalty for his half within the incident.

When the racing resumed, championship contender Leonardo Fornaroli obtained concerned in a heated battle with AIX driver Nikita Bedrin over thirteenth, with the each drivers pushing the bounds and sampling the plentiful gravel just lately put in across the Imola format.

No sooner had the racing resumed than it was halted as soon as extra, as Charlie Wurz assisted Callum Voisin into the obstacles at Tosa, one thing that earned the Austrian a 10-second penalty.

And a 3rd security automobile intervention adopted quickly after, as Sami Meguetounif caught the rear of one of many Prema automobile on the run to Tamburello and located himself caught within the gravel.

Racing threatened to interrupt out following a lap 11 restart however this was thwarted when Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak, who had began from the pitlane after failing to launch for the warm-up lap, pulled off the monitor at Rivazza.

Now on lap 15, Leon made his restart a lot sooner than earlier than, catching out fourth-placed Sztuka who dropped three seconds off the lead trio and shortly fell behind Dino Beganovic.

Championship chief Browning had been set to complete sixth earlier than he collided with Sztuka at Tosa.

On the final lap, the digital security automobile was deployed to cowl the incident, with the pack freed to race the closing corners.

Because the VSC was withdrawn, Goethe caught Leon napping and stole the lead with solely two corners to go.

F3 Imola dash race outcomes


O. Goethe Campos Racing

10 18       10   1

T. Tramnitz MP Motorsport

7 18 2.157     9    

N. León Van Amersfoort Racing

20 18 3.183     8    

D. Beganovic Prema Powerteam

1 18 2.926     7    

Okay. Sztuka MP Motorsport

8 18 0.545     6    

G. Minì Prema Powerteam

2 18 0.593     5    

L. Van ART Grand Prix

24 18 0.391     4    

A. Lindblad Prema Powerteam

3 18 0.473     3    

N. Bedrin PHM AIX Racing

27 18 0.561     2    

S. Ramos Trident

6 18 0.357     1    

L. Fornaroli Trident

4 18 0.489          

C. Mansell ART Grand Prix

23 18 0.677          

N. Tsolov ART Grand Prix

25 18 0.598          

A. Dunne MP Motorsport

9 18 1.029          
15 Germany S. Flörsch Van Amersfoort Racing 21 18 0.479          

J. Dufek PHM AIX Racing

28 18 1.042          

M. Zagazeta Jenzer Motorsport

19 18 3.117          

M. Esterson Jenzer Motorsport

18 18 0.246          

C. Shields Hitech Pulse-Eight

16 18 0.361          

P. Wiśnicki Rodin Motorsport

30 18 0.317          

J. Loake Rodin Motorsport

31 18 0.498          

M. Stenshorne Hitech Pulse-Eight

15 18 0.641          

C. Wurz Jenzer Motorsport

17 18 4.343          

T. Smith Van Amersfoort Racing

22 18 5.837          
25 Colombia S. Montoya Campos Racing 11 18 2.955          

L. Browning Hitech Pulse-Eight

14 16 2 Laps       Accident  

T. Inthraphuvasak PHM AIX Racing

26 12 4 Laps       Retirement  

S. Meguetounif Trident

5 7 5 Laps       Retirement  

C. Voisin Rodin Motorsport

29 4 3 Laps       Retirement  

M. Boya Campos Racing

12 0         Retirement  

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