Smolyar has Silverstone F3 win taken away for weaving

Alexander Smolyar lost his Silverstone FIA Formula 3 victory after being penalised for weaving, handing David Beckmann the win. 

Smolyar has Silverstone F3 win taken away for weaving

Smolyar resisted race-long pressure from Beckmann to secure his first F3 triumph after starting from reverse-grid pole, but attracted the attention of the stewards for his tactic of weaving along the Hangar Straight to try and break the tow. 

The ART Grand Prix driver’s tactic was ‘noted’ by the stewards after a particularly obvious example on lap 16 of 20 and was investigated post-race. 

It was subsequently decided to hand Smolyar a five-second penalty, dropping the Russian down to sixth in the classification and promoting Trident man Beckmann to the top spot. 

Carlin’s Clement Novalak moves up to second ahead of Alexander Peroni for Campos, the Australian claiming his second F3 podium finish. 

Prema pair Frederik Vesti and Logan Sargeant also moved up to fourth and fifth respectively, reducing the deficit between Sargeant and series leader Oscar Piastri to 17 points.

shares
comments
Silverstone F3: Smolyar gets first win, disaster for Piastri

Previous article

Silverstone F3: Smolyar gets first win, disaster for Piastri

Next article

Silverstone F3: Sargeant beats Lawson to score another pole

Silverstone F3: Sargeant beats Lawson to score another pole
Load comments
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Prime

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Prime

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3 Prime

How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3

After a promising start to his single-seater racing career, life in the Formula 1 feeder series gave Jack Doohan a reality check. But, following a year of learning and toiling, the driver with one of the most famous surnames on the Formula 3 grid isn’t feeling the weight of expectation pushing down too hard on him any longer

FIA F3
Jun 30, 2021
The Monaco win that started another triple crown Prime

The Monaco win that started another triple crown

30 years ago, victory in the Monaco Grand Prix-supporting Formula 3 race – then a showpiece invitational event – began a young Jorg Muller’s pursuit of a unique set of street circuit wins that he’d later complete at Macau and Pau.

FIA F3
May 21, 2021
Why Correa's return is the feel-good story racing needed Prime

Why Correa's return is the feel-good story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

FIA F3
Feb 2, 2021
Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested Prime

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top.

FIA F3
Jan 12, 2021
The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore Prime

The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore

Igor Fraga has a more colourful career behind him than any other driver on the FIA Formula 3 grid, and now he's beginning to become as recognised for his talents in real racing as in the virtual world.

FIA F3
Jun 21, 2020
The junior formula champions on a collision course in F3 Prime

The junior formula champions on a collision course in F3

Prema teammates Frederik Vesti and Oscar Piastri may be rookies in this season's FIA Formula 3 Championship, but all eyes are on them as they step up as the 2019 kings of Formula Regional and Formula Renault. Peter Allen writes.

FIA F3
Mar 30, 2020