F3: Doohan breathes fresh life into title bid with wet weather win at Spa
Red Bull junior Jack Doohan breathed fresh life into the Formula 3 title battle, slicing 13 points off Championship leader Dennis Hauger’s advantage with a controlled second win of the season in a wet Race 2 at Spa.
Doohan – who is second in the standings – led a Trident one-two ahead of David Schumacher and Charouz Racing System’s Logan Sargeant, who crossed the line behind the Safety Car after a late crash between Calan Williams and Amaury Cordeel, who both escaped unscathed.
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Although the rain stayed away until the closing laps, the field were still forced to overcome slippery conditions on a wet track, with visibility remaining at a premium.
Alpine junior Caio Collet and Clement Novalak both moved up a place to complete the top five after a sloppy start from Alex Smolyar, who fell from third to eighth during the opening lap, finishing behind Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti and Alpine Academy driver Victor Martins.
Red Bull junior Hauger made up four positions to ninth, overtaking Arthur Leclerc in the closing stages to claw back two points from Doohan.
Doohan has another chance to eat into Hauger’s advantage when he starts from pole in Race 3 on Sunday at 1040 local time, the grid set by Friday’s Qualifying session.
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