In the very first In the very first metres, Harrison Scott got the better of Dorian Boccolacci, who was also surprised by Lando Norris and Hugo de Sadeleer (Tech 1 Racing), who started from sixth on the grid. The new leader got clear of the draft from the cars behind, who were in an intense battle.
On lap four, Lando Norris re-took second position from Hugo de Sadeleer, who was then overtaken by Dorian Boccolacci. The safety car was called into service just after to clear the damaged car of Nikita Troitskiy (Fortec Motorsports) from the pit straight. The race went green two laps later.
In the lead, Harrison Scott extended his advantage and went on for his first win ahead of Lando Norris and Dorian Boccolacci. Further back, Max Defourny (R-ace GP) and Gabriel Aubry (Tech 1 Racing) got by Robert Shwartzman (Josef Kaufmann Racing). In the waning minutes of the race, Will Palmer (R-ace GP) moved up to seventh place ahead of Sacha Fenestraz (Tech 1 Racing), Alexey Korneev (JD Motorsport) and Henrique Chaves (AVF by Adrián Vallés).
Robert Shwartzman scored some valuable points thanks to three rookie podiums. His best lap in Saturday's qualifying was deleted because he got into yellow-flag zone when his teammate Daruvala spinned a car right in front of him. Shwartzman had to start from P7 and finished in P5 in the first race.
Second race was more difficult as the Russian started from P16. It was P6 in overall rankings at the finish line on Saturday and one more 6th place in the final race of the weekend on Sunday.
Shwartzman took 5th place in the championship from Daruvala after the weekend.
An F1 immersion for the overall top six
Loyal to its tradition of detecting and promoting young motor racing hopefuls, Renault Sport Racing will invite the top six in the general classification to spend two days in the F1 paddock at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
On 21 and 22 July, these six drivers will spend two days with the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Budapest for an immersion in motor racing’s elite category. They will discover the F1 paddock, meet with key members of the team and of the Renault Sport Academy, and take in the free-practice from the garage in the heart of the action.
Provisional General Classification
1. Lando Norris (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 119
2. Max Defourny (R-ace GP) 96,5
3. Dorian Boccolacci (Tech 1 Racing) 95
4. Harrison Scott (AVF by Adrián Vallés) 84
5. Robert Shwartzman (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 46
6. Sacha Fenestraz (Tech 1 Racing) 43,5
original text: Renault Sport