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Habsburg gets Hampton Downs podium back after appeal

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Victory Motor Racing’s Ferdinand Habsburg will get to add a second Toyota Racing Series podium to his CV after all, having successfully appealed against his penalty in race two at Hampton Downs.

Habsburg finished the race in second on the road after a brave pass on Santino Ferrucci but did not get to celebrate as he was instantly handed a ten-second penalty for a jump start.

However, he appealed and, upon reviewing the footage, the Toyota Racing Series stewards restored his podium finish.

The decision means that Ferrucci is demoted to third while Mathias Kristensen loses his short-lived maiden podium finish in the series.

But where one penalty was rescinded, two more were added. Charlie Eastwood, who took sixth, was sent way down the order by a thirty-second penalty for passing under the safety car, while Matteo Ferrer, originally 14th, picked up a similar punishment.

Amended race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Brandon Maisano M2 Competition 15 laps in 21:57.898
2 Ferdinand Habsburg Victory Motor Racing +6.794
3 Santino Ferrucci Giles Motorsport +7.564
4 Mathias Kristensen M2 Competition +7.948
5 Lance Stroll M2 Competition +11.011
6 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing +15.460
7 Stefan Riener Victory Motor Racing +16.017
8 Thomas Randle ETEC Motorsport +17.118
9 Sam MacLeod Giles Motorsport +17.138
10 Alfonso Celis Jnr Giles Motorsport +21.552
11 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing +21.821
12 Callum Ilott ETEC Motorsport +26.227
13 Jamie Conroy M2 Competition +28.287
14 Charlie Eastwood M2 Competition +44.624*
15 Matteo Ferrer ETEC Motorsport +56.747*
16 Arjun Maini M2 Competition +3 laps
Not classified
Nikita Mazepin ETEC Motorsport +1 lap
Dzhon Simonyan Giles Motorsport +4 laps
Artem Markelov Giles Motorsport +11 laps
James Munro Giles Motorsport +15 laps

* – 30-second penalty