Fraco Colapinto claimed another lights-to-flag victory in a straightforward Formula Regional European Championship race at the Red Bull Ring.
The MP Motorsport driver controlled the race from the beginning to the end to repeat his pole to win performance of Saturday.
ART Grand Prix’s Gregoire Saucy finished second and extended his championship lead by 18 points, as closest rival Hadrien David retired.
The safety car was out on lap one as a result of David’s opening corner collision with Michael Belov, which spectacularly wiped both out.
Third place behind Saucy went to FA Racing’s Gabriel Bortoleto, who claimed his maiden podium.
Several battles took place behind the top three, with Prema’s Dino Beganovic making the most of the first laps to move up from 12th on the grid to sixth.
R-ace GP’s Isack Hadjar closed the gap with his team-mate Zane Maloney, and attempted a move for fourth with half of the race to go. However, Maloney defended well and he kept the position as Hadjar ran wide at turn three.
There was also an intense battle for 10th between ART GP’s rookie Gabriele Mini and Prema’s David Vidales, with the Spaniard claiming the last point in a race otherwise lacking in overtaking.
Reigning FREC champion Gianluca Petecof, returning to the series this weekend with KIC Motorsport, finished in 16th.
The Brazilian driver had struggled in qualifying and then being forced to retire from Saturday’s race, and he could only make up one place from his race two starting position.
Race results (21 laps)
|1||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||32m04.927s|
|2||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||+1.057s|
|3||Gabriel Bortoleto||FA Racing by MP||+4.016s|
|4||Zane Maloney||R-ace GP||+7.048s|
|5||Isack Hadjar||R-ace GP||+7.831s|
|7||Pietro Delli Guanti||Monolite Racing||+11.072s|
|10||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||+12.931s|
|12||Mari Boya||Van Amersfoort Racing||+16.115s|
|13||Francesco Pizzi||Van Amersfoort Racing||+19.319s|
|14||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||+20.844s|
|15||Ido Cohen||JD Motorsport||+21.776s|
|16||Gianluca Petecof||KIC Motorsport||+22.946s|
|17||Patrik Pasma||ART Grand Prix||+23.258s|
|18||Andrea Rosso||FA Racing by MP||+23.574s|
|20||Lorenzo Fluxa||Van Amersfoort Racing||+27.494s|
|21||Elias Seppanen||KIC Motorsport||+30.048s|
|23||Nico Gohler||KIC Motorsport||+35.280s|
|24||Eduardo Barrichello||JD Motorsport||+36.846s|
|25||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||+37.185s|
|26||Tommy Smith||JD Motorsport||+37.383s|
|27||Jose Garfias||Monolite Racing||+28.862s|
|28||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula||+41.268s|
|29||Lena Buhler||R-ace GP||+47.300s|
|Ret||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport|
|Ret||Alexandre Bardinon||FA Racing by MP|
|Ret||Michael Belov||G4 Racing|
|Ret||Hadrien David||R-ace GP|
|Fastest lap: Colapinto, 1m26.569s