Franco Colapinto won the Formula 3 sprint race at Monza: the maneuver on the last lap to defend his second victory of the year

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Argentine motorsport hopes to have a driver in Formula 1 again. And the one with the most chances of achieving it in the near future is Franco Colapintothat He has just won his second Formula 3 competition of the year. after coming first to the checkered flag in the sprint race in Monza, Italy.

In what was the penultimate race of the year in the category that accompanies Formula 1 on several of its calendar dates, the Argentine driver resisted the British’s attempts to overcome Oliver Bearman and won from end to end after benefiting from the chance to start from pole position.

On the decisive lap, the 19-year-old had nerves of steel to withstand his rival, who tried to overtake him in the last corners of the track, but could not beat the Argentine.

the team man Van Amersfoort Racing had finished 13th in the classification this Friday morning, but as the American Juan Manuel Correa was penalized for not respecting the double yellow flag, Colapinto rose one place and started from the first place of the starting grid.

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“Second victory of the year, very happy and very proud of the whole team after all the hard work they have been doing throughout the year as a new team. I’m really impressed with the pace we had throughout the race, leading the entire race at Monza was something I didn’t think we’d be able to do, but we did it and kept the tires in the window.” He was very effusive in his first radio contact with the team after crossing the finish line at the legendary Italian circuit.

“I am very proud, it was very nice to drive the car and tomorrow I think we have another opportunity to score some really good points,” he added in relation to the race that will end the 2022 calendar for the opening category of F1.

This is the fifth podium for Colapinto in the Formula 3 season. In addition to the victory in Imola and the one recently achieved in Monza, he had achieved a creditable second place in the sprint race in Hungary and two other third places in Austria and the Dutch Grand Prix at the Zandvoort circuit.

In the absence of the last competition of the year, the Argentine pilot adds 76 points and is in ninth position in the championship led by Frenchman Victor Martins with 127 units, six more than another native of France, Isack Hadjar, of the Red Bull Junior team.

Colapinto at the front of the grid in the Monza sprint race (Photo by Clive Mason / Getty Images) (CLIVE MASON /)

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