Nyck de Vries joined the growing list of first time winners with his long-awaited GP3 victory in todays sprint race at Monza
Charles Leclerc’s championship campaign stumbled as he crashed with Team mate Nirei Fukuzumi.
Starting second on the grid De Vries dropped back to third in the early stages but made two overtakes eventually claiming victory.
Antonio Fuoco led the field off the line from pole with Alex Albon taking second.
However, Fuoco demoted to third by end of Lap 2, Albon and De Vries passed him in the first and second chicanes.
Nirei Fukuzumi was running fourth but he was passed by the impressive looking Jake Dennis on Lap 3 with Charles Leclerc trying to fight his way through.
Leclerc had the inside position at the second chicane but Fukuzumi kept his foot buried to the floor around the outside and came out on top upon exiting the corner as a result.
Leclerc also did not back off as they approached the first Lesmo corner and, with Fukuzumi looking to close him down, they made contact and both retired from the race.
Jack Aitken who was directly behind managed to avoid them, but Tatiana Calderon had her car damaged and was forced to the pits.
Following a brief safety car outing, De Vries overtook Albon on the restart lap he then pulled slowly away from his teammate to eventually cross the line by 1.7s.
Albon finished second and looked to easily have a pace advantage compared to Fuoco in third in the late stages.
Dennis finished fourth surviving late pressure from Jack Aitken, who attempted to make a move on the penultimate lap but ran wide.
Arjun Maini finished sixth with Alex Palou in seventh, firstly holding off Stuvik and then the Maini for several laps, only to be passed on the last lap.
Artur Janosz took the final points position as Ralph Boschung and Jake Hughes, who both had bad starts finished the top 10.