Formula 2 veteran Kiwi Marcus Armstrong (Hitech GP) got off to the best start to lead the first round in Imola from start to finish.
Starting in the front row, New Zealand driver Logan Sargent (Carlin) Pullman’s man stunned the reverse grid to take the lead and never let go again.
Behind winner Armstrong, Prima riders Jehan Daruvala and Dennis Hoeger put in a solid performance to reach the podium after a difficult start to the season.
Fourth place went to DAMS’s Roy Nisani who withstood the attack of championship leader Felipe Drogovic (MP Motorsport), while Théo Pourchaire (ART Grand Prix) settled for seventh, ahead of Red Bull boys Liam Lawson (Carlin), Ayo Isawa (DAMS) and teammate Frederick Vesti.
In Formula 3 this morning, Argentine Franco Colapinto (VAR) stunned Caio Collette (MP Motorsport) on the start of the last lap, before hitting Brazilian Isaac Hajjar (Hitech GP) won.
All is well for Victor Martins (Platinum Grand Prix), the new championship leader, who inherited second place ahead of Jack Crawford (Prima), Richard Stanic (Trident) and Hajjar. In qualifying, only Arthur Leclerc (Prima) was able to climb to 14th place.
Rounds two in F3 at 8:50 am tomorrow and in F2 at 10:20 am for the live broadcast on Canal + Sport.
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