Pommer scores maiden European F3 win at Zandvoort

FIA Formula 3 European Championship, round 7, race 3, Zandvoort (NED)

Markus Pommer took his maiden Formula 3 European Championship win in a crash-strewn final race of the weekend at Zandvoort

Pommer beat poleman Antonio Giovinzazzi off the grid to snatch the lead into Tarzan and survived three safety car periods to secure Motopark’s first European F3 win since 2011.

Matt Solomon prompted an early safety car after just four laps with an off, and no sooner was the race restarted it was back under caution after a clash between Gustavo Menezes and Mikkel Jensen left the latter in the barriers.

A third safety car followed just moments after the second restart, with Menezes and Nicholas Pohler involved in a heavy accident at Turn 2.

With time left for just four more laps following the final restart, Pommer cruised home to take the victory from Giovinazzi, with race two winner Felix Rosenqvist competing the podium.

Jake Dennis crossed the line fourth, ahead of Prema team-mate Lance Stroll and Carlin’s George Russell.

Motopark’s Sergio Sette Camara was seventh, with Alexander Albon and Santino Ferucci eighth and ninth for Signature and Mucke Motorsport respectively.

Charles Leclerc beat Ryan Tveter to take the final point on offer for 10th, but slips behind Giovinazzi in the championship standings.

Image courtesy of FIA Formula 3 European Championship

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