Photo coming from Monza, Italy, where the FIA Formula 3 European Championship raced the triple-header of the fourth round of the series. Or at least they tried until a point, as the photo pretty much illustrates it.
Swedish ace Felix Rosenqvist made a hat-trick this weekend, winning all three races, but even with this perfect weekend, he had his reasons to be frustrated, as in two of the races he only received half of the points possible, as the second and the third races were red flagged. Reason? Poor driving.
Normally bad driving results in a penalty to one or another driver, letting the race have its course. But there were so many off-track excursions, contacts and crashes in all three races that the organizers have reached the limit of their patience, advising the drivers that another crash would mean race finished.
Said and done, as on lap six of the race three, Mikkel Jensen went off-track after a contact with Lance Stroll, who took air Saturday after collision with series leader Antonio Giovinazzi, and after a red flag period, the race officials called it a day as the race wouldn't end in time for the minimum 75% to score full points.
In fact, this weekend wasn't that good for full races, as IndyCar race 1 at Detroit was interrupted on lap 48 due to heavy rain, which was also the reason of the cancellation of the Sunday race of Pirelli World Challenge this weekend, at the same Detroit streets.
PHOTO: FIA F3 Europe