Marti went to go around the outside of Mini when Mini out brakes himself and sent both drivers into a spin, this ended Mini's race but Marti managed to keep the car going, but when he tried to rejoin the track he did so into the path of a totally unsuspecting Cohen and the 2 collided HARD bringing out safety car number 2 and ending his championship chances. Thankfully both drivers where unhurt and Marti was very apologetic to the innocent Cohen . At the same time Goethe was hit from behind and suffered rear suspension damage and also retired. During the safety car period Villagomez was given a 10 second penalty for the incident with Montoya, championship contender O'Sullivan was under investigation for leaving the track and gaining an advantage, and Female driver Sophie Floersh was up to 14th from 24th.
The safety car ended for the cars to start lap 8 and Collet went early and held his lead, Edgar in 4th out braked himself into turn 1 and handed the place to O'Sullivan and news came that Mansell was under investigation for a safety car infringement. Just 1 lap later Safety car number 3 was brought out for championship leader Bortoleto's ailing car pulling over on the side of the start of the Kemmel Straight after being hit from behind by Beganovic going into turn 1 causing suspension damage that meant he could not continue and would score no points in his effort to win the F3 title this weekend at Spa. At the same time driver Shin in his MP motorsport car also spun at le Combes confirming the call for the 3rd safety car .
The race ended under safety car conditions and Collet lead the grid home to win the Sprint Race at Spa, with Zak O'Sullivan the only title contender to score points today taking him closer to Bortoleto in the championship by 7 much needed points to keep the championship fight alive to Monza.
After the race several drivers were handed penalties
O'Sullivan 5 second penalty meaning he drops from 4th -15th and no points
Beganovic was handed a 10 second penalty moving him from 9th- 22nd
Mini took a 10 second penalty for the contact with Marti that was converted to a grid penalty for Sundays feature race.
Smith took a 10 second penalty dropping him from 20th to 24th
Final Sprint Result
1-COL 2- BAR
23-VIL(+10 sec penalty)
After such an exciting race we cant wait to watch the Feature race tomorrow morning.
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