F1 Den­nis ROUND-UP­tops all Bri­tish GP3 podium at Monza

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Brit Jake Den­nis claimed his maiden GP3 win in the first race at Monza last week­end.

The Ar­den driver passed points leader Charles Le­clerc into the first chi­cane on lap five and went on to claim vic­tory.

“I’m de­lighted with my first win at Monza and in GP3,” Den­nis said. “I’ve had some podi­ums here be­fore, but to get the win is fan­tas­tic.

“The move on Charles had to be done. I no­ticed from the start of the race that I had lots of un­der­steer and wasn’t helped by be­ing be­hind him. Once I was in the lead, the bal­ance came back.”

Den­nis’ team-mate Jack Aitken and DAMS’ Jake Hughes made it an all-bri­tish podium with Le­clerc fourth.

Nyck de Vries was an­other first-time win­ner in race two but the main in­ci­dent was a clash be­tween Le­clerc and ART team­mate Nirei Fukuzumi, which re­sulted in Fukuzumi get­ting a grid penalty for the next race. Alexan­der Al­bon was top Brit in sec­ond, with Den­nis and Aitken fourth and fifth re­spec­tively.

Aitken, Den­nis, Hughes (l-r)

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