Harvey wins second race at Monza
8 September 2013 – ART driver Jack Harvey held off a stern challenge from MW Arden rival Daniil Kvyat to claim his second victory of the season in the final race of the Monza GP3 weekend.
Marking the start to an action-filled race, pole-sitter Patric Niederhauser stalled, with the cars behind doing their best to avoid him. But Jenzer team-mate Alex Fontana was in the blind spot, clattering the stationary machine and losing his left-front wheel.
When Ryan Cullen clashed with Trident's Giovani Venturini and David Fumanelli at the first corner, there was little choice but to deploy the Safety Car. Harvey found himself leading at this point, ahead of Alexander Sims and title leader Facu Regalia.
Harvey bolted clear at the restart, leaving his rivals to battle behind. Team-mate Regalia found a way past Sims along the main straight, before defending fiercely at the first chicane. Lewis Williamson benefited from the fight and dispatched of the Carlin driver on the approach to Roggia, where Kevin Korjus also slipped through.
As the race developed, Williamson proceeded to close in on second-placed Regalia, passing his ART rival on Lap 6. Kvyat, who had stormed through from eighth after the restart, repeated the move two laps later, putting the Russian in a podium spot.
Kvyat's impressive pace soon brought him to the rear of Regalia's car, which he had little trouble passing. The Red Bull junior made further progress when Williamson ran wide at the second Lesmo corner late on, clearing the way for a pass before Ascari.
Despite his best efforts in the closing two laps, Kvyat had to settle for second behind Harvey, who took a well-needed win after his turbulent Spa-Francorchamps weekend. Williamson completed the podium, with Regalia retaining his title lead in fourth.
Korjus took fifth at the chequered flag, while a mistake by MW Arden's Sainz Jr. saw Sims, Melville McKee and Conor Daly all gain positions and round out the points.
Regalia, on a total of 138 points, leads Kvyat by seven points with two races to run.
The GP3 season finale takes place in Abu Dhabi on the weekend November 2-3