Euro F3: Rosenqvist wins at Zandvoort, as Leclerc crashes out

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Felix Rosenqvist took a comfortable victory in the second Formula 3 European Championship race of the weekend at Zandvoort, as points leader Charles Leclerc crashed out.

The Swede survived two safety car restarts to beat race one winner Antonio Giovinazzi.

Rosenqvist made a clean start from pole to cover Giovinazzi into Tarzan, but there was contact further down the field as Lance Stroll collided with Leclerc.

The Ferrari protege was out on the spot with a broken suspension, prompting an early safety car period.

Despite having to lift to allow a recovery vehicle to pull off the circuit, it was Rosenqvist that got the best of the restart, pulling a second clear of Giovinazzi before his lead was immediately wiped out as Leclerc crashed heavily, bringing out the safety car for a second time.

Rosenqvist had to defend his lead into Tarzan as Giovinazzi attacked off the restart, but the Italian could not match the Carlin racer, who cruised home to record his sixth win of the 2015 campaign.

Giovinazzi crossed the line second to cut Leclerc’s championship lead to just 9.5 points, the advantage having stood at 42.5 before the day’s racing.

Prema racer Jake Dennis bounced back from his retirement in race one to completed the podium, finishing third to end his run of four races without a point.

Markus Pommer was fourth for Motopark, ahead of Signature’s Alexander Albon and McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner George Russell in sixth.

Sergio Sette Camara came home seventh, with Mucke Motorsport team-mates Maximilian Gunther and Santino Ferrucci eighth and ninth respectively.

Carlin’s Ryan Tveter claimed his first ever European F3 point in 10th.

Image courtesy of FIA Formula 3 European Championship

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