F3: Marti takes lights-to-flag win in Barcelona Feature Race
Josep Maria Marti gave Spanish fans a huge cause for celebration, as he claimed his first Formula 3 Feature Race victory with a dominant performance at his, and Campos Racing’s, home race ahead of Williams junior Franco Colapinto and Ferrari protégé Dino Beganovic.
Leading every lap, Marti held off Taylor Barnard off the line, whilst contact between Leonardo Fornaroli and Luke Browning at Turn 4 on the opening lap brought the Hitech Pulse-Eight driver’s day to an end and summoned the Safety Car.
Marti went early on the restart to keep Barnard at bay, with the Jenzer Motorsport driver eventually dropping back through the field after a mid-race mistake at the final corner.
Sprint Race winner Zak O’Sullivan went three-wide into Turn 1 on Lap 19, as he and Gregoire Saucy overtook Oliver Goethe. However, contact between the #6 Trident’s front wing and #8 ART Grand Prix car left Saucy dropping down the order with a puncture.
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Bortoleto secured back-to-back fourth place finishes to retain his hold on the Drivers’ Championship on 92, with Marti moving up to second on 68. Aron finished fifth, as Boya brought home two points finishes for MP Motorsport at home in sixth.
Montoya finished seventh ahead of O’Sullivan, after the Williams junior overtook Barnard on the penultimate lap. Goethe’s 10-second time penalty for causing a collision with Saucy promoted Christian Mansell into the points in P10.
Formula 3 returns to action with Round 6 in Spielberg, Austria on 30 June – 2 July.