Joel Eriksson (S) won race three at the Hungaroring (H) to maintain his lead at the top of the drivers’ standings in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The young driver from Volkswagen customer team Motopark had previously struggled in the opening race, and was forced to settle for tenth place. Race winner Maximilian Günther (D, Mercedes) temporarily took the lead in the Drivers’ Championship. Jehan Daruvala (IND, Carlin) finished third to take his place on the podium, making him the top Volkswagen driver in the opening race.
Eriksson had more joy in race two, finishing runner-up behind Callum Ilott (GB, Mercedes). Eriksson (183 points) then led from start to finish in race three to regain the overall lead in the most prestigious junior series in Europe. His lead over Günther now stands at five points. Lando Norris (GB, Carlin) was an impressive third in race three a result that sees him retain his lead in the Rookie competition. The Norisring (D) hosts races 13 to 15 from 1 to 2 July.
Joel Eriksson (S), F3 Dallara Volkswagen-Spiess #1
I had a weak start to my weekend, with a poor performance in the first qualifying session and tenth in race one. However, we then worked hard and did our utmost to make the next two races more successful. I am obviously happy with the fact that I am now back in the lead of the championship.