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Yelloly inherits maiden GP3 victory after Niederhauser exclusion

by Peter Allen

Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service

Nick Yelloly has collected his first GP3 race win after Patric Niederhauser was excluded from the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Niederhauser had claimed his third win of the season when he beat pole-sitter Yelloly off the line, but it was later found that his Arden car’s upper rear wing angle did not confirm to the regulations.

Yelloly is therefore promoted to the victory ahead of Alex Lynn and Emil Bernstorff.

Kevin Ceccon would have been moved up to fifth, but he exceeded track limits at turn five on the first lap and has thus been dropped behind Jimmy Eriksson.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Nick Yelloly Status Grand Prix 14 laps in 28:29.039
2 Alex Lynn Carlin +2.778
3 Emil Bernstorff Carlin +3.491
4 Dino Zamparelli ART Grand Prix +5.534
5 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP +10.214
6 Kevin Ceccon Jenzer Motorsport +8.260
7 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix +12.978
8 Robert Visoiu Arden International +13.552
9 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport +17.294
10 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport +19.007
11 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix +19.585
12 Santiago Urrutia Koiranen GP +25.889
13 Riccardo Agostini Hilmer Motorsport +26.239
14 Patrick Kujala Trident +26.963
15 Alex Fontana ART Grand Prix +27.553
16 Kang Ling Trident +38.359
17 Luis Sa Silva Carlin +58.213
18 Nelson Mason Hilmer Motorsport +1 lap
Not classified
Patric Niederhauser Arden International Excluded
Jann Mardenborough Arden International +4 laps
Alfonso Celis Status Grand Prix +6 laps
Ryan Cullen Trident +13 laps
Dean Stoneman Koiranen GP +13 laps