Pepe Marti contributed to Campos Racing’s 25th anniversary celebrations with his first FIA Formula 3 feature race victory at Barcelona.
The Spaniard came home 4.463 seconds ahead of MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto, with Prema’s Dino Beganovic third, while points leader Gabriel Bortoleto repeated his result from Saturday’s sprint race in fourth.
Jenzer Motorsport’s Taylor Barnard lined up from the front row alongside Marti and made a bid for the lead at the start before running off track at turn one. He rejoined alongside Marti before turn three but was forced to concede.
Hitech GP’s Luke Browning and Trident’s Leonardo Fornaroli, who both finished on the podium in Saturday’s contest, collided under braking for turn four. Browning stopped on track with suspension damage, triggering an early safety car period.
Racing resumed on lap seven of 25, and Marti swiftly built a one-second advantage over Barnard, who soon came under pressure from behind.
Colapinto passed Barnard into turn one on lap 11, with Beganovic taking third from Barnard into the same corner next time by.
Marti continued to pull clear over the remaining laps for a commanding third win of the season, and Colapinto came home six seconds clear of Beganovic.
Bortoleto took fourth from Barnard into turn one on lap 16, with Prema’s Paul Aron also making it by a few corners later before finishing 0.6s behind Bortoleto in fifth.
Mari Boya was sixth for MP Motorsport ahead of Hitech’s Sebastian Montoya. Barnard finished ninth after losing out to sprint race winner Zak O’Sullivam late on.
Campos driver Christian Mansell climbed from 16th to the points in 10th, while Gabriele Mini slipped from second to fourth in the standings behind Marti and Beganovic after failing to score in 14th.
Carlin’s Hunter Yeany retired after bouncing over a kerb at turn two and then colliding with Rafael Villagomez, Fornaroli also stopped late on, while Gregoire Saucy was hampered by a puncture.
Race result (25 laps)
|1||Pepe Marti||Campos Racing||41m21.348s|
|2||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||+4.463s|
|6||Mari Boya||MP Motorsport||+19.500s|
|7||Sebastian Montoya||Hitech GP||+19.874s|
|9||Taylor Barnard||Jenzer Motorsport||+25.072s|
|10||Christian Mansell||Campos Racing||+26.155s|
|11||Nikita Bedrin||Jenzer Motorsport||+27.901s|
|12||Caio Collet||Van Amersfoort Racing||+28.340s|
|13||Hugh Barter||Campos Racing||+31.930s|
|14||Gabriele Mini||Hitech GP||+32.354s|
|15||Jonny Edgar||MP Motorsport||+34.282s|
|17||Kaylen Frederick||ART Grand Prix||+37.857s|
|19||Nikola Tsolov||ART Grand Prix||+39.750s|
|20||Sophia Floersch||PHM by Charouz||+40.313s|
|21||Piotr Wisnicki||PHM by Charouz||+41.037s|
|22||Alex Garcia||Jenzer Motorsport||+44.416s|
|23||Tommy Smith||Van Amersfoort Racing||+47.605s|
|24||Roberto Faria||PHM by Charouz||+52.398s|
|25||Rafael Villagomez||Van Amersfoort Racing||+58.061s|
|27||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||+1 lap|
|Ret||Luke Browning||Hitech GP|
|Fastest lap: Marti, 1m31.964s