Raffaele Marciello has completed a perfect weekend in F3 Euro Series sealing his third victory at the Nurburgring.
Following on from his hat trick of pole positions in the qualifying session – the Prema Powerteam driver stormed to three victories in the Eifel Mountains to leave his title rivals stunned.
Holding a commanding 72.5 point lead over Felix Rosenqvist, Marciello will be feeling confident heading to Zandvoort that the F3 championship race has swung firmly in his favour.
In a solid weekend for Lucas Auer and Luis Felipe Derani, they both finished with a podium after avoiding first lap dramas that put several drivers into retirement.
Those drivers, including Jordan King, double podium finisher Alex Sims as well as Richard Goddard and Sven Muller, meant that a safety car had to be called out to allow the marshals time to clear up the debris.
After the restart positions remained static at the sharp end of the field with Harry Tincknell finally achieving a good result in fourth place followed by Felix Rosenqvist, Alex Lynn, Michael Lewis and Mitchell Gilbert.
“My weekend really was perfect as I scored the maximum number of points. My car was very fast again. This race was the most difficult of the weekend because Lucas was very quick. Initially, I tried to save my tyres and therefore, I wasn’t able to pull a gap in the early stages. Accordingly, being on the top step of the podium again is all the more beautiful.” Commented the race winner.
As mentioned above, Marciello has 372.5 in the F3 points table – with nearest rival Rosenqvist on exactly 300 points. Following 89 points behind is Lucas Auer who himself is only nine points ahead of Alex Lynn in fourth.
The next round of the FIA F3 European Championship takes place on the 27th of September at Zandvoort in the Netherlands.