Jack Aitken took his first GP3 Series win in Sunday’s second race of the weekend at Spa. Surviving three safety car restarts amid chaos throughout the chasing pack.
Aitkin started fourth on the grid following his charge from Fourteenth to fifth Yesterday, gaining a position at the start as Matevos Isaakyan used his pole advantage and took an early lead from Santino Ferrucci.
Aitken soon overtook the Haas development driver just before Les Combes to take second place and then wasted no time in taking the advantage from the leading Isaakyan.
A spin for Konstantin Tereshchenko brought out the safety car on Lap 4, and a silly coming together between Matt Parry and Jake Hughes at Les Combes at the restart brought about another safety car period very shortly after.
Whilst Aitkin managed to ease out in front, Isaakyan fell into the clutches of both Ferrucci and title contender Antonio Fuoco at Les Combes, dropping him down to fourth.
The third and final safety car period was caused by Nirei Fukuzumi running into Kevin Jorg in turn shoving him off into the barriers at Les Combes
This gave Fuoco the opportunity he needed to overtake Ferrucci for second place.
Aitkin finally finished 1.7 seconds ahead of Fuoco, with Ferrucci gaining his first GP3 podium finish in third.
Isaakyan came under attack from race one winner Charles Leclerc in the closing stages in the battle for fourth.
But Leclerc missed his braking point at the Bus Stop chicane on the final lap, running wide and Aitken’s Arden teammate Jake Dennis took the opportunity to go through into fifth.
Steijn Schothorst who started a strong third on the grid finished seventh and the final point went to Nyck de Vries in eighth.