Alex Smolyar won Race 2 of the Silverstone FIA Formula 3 round with lights-to-flag lead – before a post-race penalty dropped him down to P6, with David Beckmann therefore taking victory.

Championship contender Beckmann finished 0.740 off reverse-grid polesitter Smolyar, who was told by his team to stop weaving down the straights in the closing laps, but race control didn’t deem the offence severe enough for a reprimand, or even for a black and white flag during the race.

But afterwards, stewards issued a statement that read: "Car 8 made abnormal changes of direction between Turns 14 & 15.” As a result, a five-second penalty was added to his race tally and demoted Smolyar to sixth, with Clement Novalak being promoted up to P2 and Alex Peroni making the podium.