Formula 3 in Australia: Franco Colapinto wins the second sprint race of the year

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The Argentine anthem sounded again in formula 3, as happened last year on the Italian circuits of Imola and Monza. In the sprint race at Albert Park in Australia, Franco Colapinto he got his first win of the season.

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The pilot of williams academy of the Formula 1 Party sixth, managed to overtake the then leader, Sebastián Montoya -the son of ex F1 Juan Pablo Montoya-on lap six of a very eventful race which ended with the safety car.

The 19-year-old from Buenos Aires had stroked pole position on Friday but in the final moments of qualifying he lost positions and crashed seventh place. With the grid reversed, finally, he started the 20-lap race Australian seventh on Saturday.

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From the start, Colapinto was able to advance a few positions to finish third in a Sprint Race which he got his first booking after the first lap. Montoya, for his part, managed to stay ahead of the qualifier until lap six, when he was overtaken by the Argentine, taking advantage of the DRS, at turn nine.

As soon as the Argentine took the lead, the Israeli crashed gone cohen caused a new entry of the safety car, which lasted until the tenth lap.

The team driver MP Motorsportswho had lost the lead in the Bahrain sprint race on the restart, managed to stay ahead both then and on lap 16, three after crashing tommy smith into the wall at turn 14 which generated another caution.

When returning to maximum speed, with Montoya too concerned about those who persecuted himColapinto managed to take over a second off the Academy rider Red Bullwhich then lost ground to the British Zak O’Sullivan but still managed to get on his first podium in F3.

The Argentine who aspires to reach F1 set the fastest lap with two laps to go he secured victory and his second podium of the season with the crash of Alejandro García in the closing minutes of the race.

This Saturday at 20:05 in Argentina (by Star+), Colapinto will give more in the Formula 3 Australian Grand Prix when he starts from seventh position in the Feature Race. Currently, He is the only rider who has so far managed to repeat the podium in the incipient seasonafter second place in the Bahrain Sprint Race.

Source: Clarin

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