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Jump start by Albon hands D?Agosto maiden victory at Spielberg

by Ant Musker
Ignazio D'Agosto

Photo: Renault Sport/DPPI

An all too eager get away from Alexander Albon handed KTR team-mate Ignazio D?Agosto maximum points and a maiden series win at Spielberg.

Despite a lights to flag drive, Albon?s eventual lead of 4.986 seconds was not enough to achieve a first triumph of his own after receiving a ten-second penalty from the stewards for a jump start.

D?Agosto benefited from the error but the Italian worked hard for the win, passing William Vermont then holding off the ARTA driver.

Albon looked comfortable all race and as the news came of the time penalty he worked hard to achieve as greater gap as possible, pulling ahead by more than five seconds before an error saw him go wide late on.

Vermont finished in second, less than one second behind D?Agosto with Fortec?s Ed Jones ending up on the podium.

Jake Dennis started well and climbed to fifth where he held until the flag, therefore achieving fourth, followed by Oliver Rowland who still leads the championship after his fifth place finish. The Manor MP driver passed sixth place man Steijn Schothorst.

Pierre Gasly added more points to his championship assault in seventh while Oscar Tunjo claimed eighth ahead of Jack Aitken, with Albon?s punishment leaving him slotted in tenth.

The British-born Thai driver clearly had the pace, but was made to pay for a nervous start from pole.

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
?1 Ignazio d’Agosto ?KTR 18 laps in 27:37.736
?2 William Vermont ?Arta Engineering +0.667
?3 Ed Jones ?Fortec Motorsports +1.451
?4 Jake Dennis ?Fortec Motorsports +1.939
?5 Oliver Rowland ?Manor MP Motorsport +2.359
?6 Steijn Schothorst ?Josef Kaufmann Racing +3.177
?7 Pierre Gasly ?Tech 1 Racing +3.545
?8 Oscar Tunjo ?Josef Kaufmann Racing +3.932
?9 Jack Aitken ?Fortec Motorsports +4.303
?10 Alex Albon ?KTR +5.014
?11 Esteban Ocon ?ART Junior Team +8.632
?12 Gustav Malja ?Josef Kaufmann Racing +9.308
?13 Roman Mavlanov ?RC Formula +14.957
?14 Guilherme Silva ?Koiranen GP +15.191
?15 Nyck de Vries ?Koiranen GP +16.924
?16 Mikko Pakari ?Fortec Motorsports +17.635
?17 Levin Amweg ?Jenzer Motorsport +17.836
?18 Alex Baron ?ART Junior Team +24.346
?19 Victor Franzoni ?Koiranen GP +25.647
?20 Andrea Pizzitola ?ART Junior Team +25.938
?21 Javier Merlo ?Manor MP Motorsport +26.592
?22 Kevin Joerg ?Jenzer Motorsport +27.818
?23 Marcos Siebert ?Jenzer Motorsport +31.535
?24 Simon Tirman ?Arta Engineering +31.761
?25 Benjamin Bailly ?RC Formula +33.607
?26 Leo Roussel ?Arta Engineering +35.258
?27 Matthieu Vaxiviere ?Tech 1 Racing +36.722
?28 Yu Kanamaru ?KTR +37.041
?29 Alex Bosak ?Interwetten.com Racing +48.104
?30 Alejandro Abogado ?Interwetten.com Racing +1:00.146
?31 Bruno Bonifacio ?Prema Powerteam +1 lap
?32 Luca Ghiotto ?Prema Powerteam +1 lap
Not classified
Egor Orudzhev ?Tech 1 Racing 7 laps
Aurelien Panis ?Prema Powerteam 0 laps