Marciello Takes First F3 Win Of The Day At Nurburgring

(Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship / Thomas Suer)

Raffaele Marciello has taken his first win of the weekend in FIA F3 European Championship as it invades the Eifel Mountains.

Starting from pole position, having gained pole for all three races in qualifying, the Prema Powerteam racer was rarely troubled around the Nurburgring GP circuit – pulling out a decent lead over the competition.

Winning ahead of Alexander Sims in the ThreeBond with T-Sport car and Felix Rosenqvist in the kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport machine, the Italian was awarded the first place trophy by countryman and multiple Le Mans winner – Emanuele Pirro.

Marciello said: “My car was very fast and consistent today. Then it is always easy to drive a good race. I don’t know why things weren’t going that well at Norisring, but perhaps it was down to the fact that it was very hot there. Here, things were going better again and I am very happy with that.”

Coming in close behind Rosenqvist was the best placed rookie Jordan King chased by Lucas Auer, Luis Felipe Derani and Michael Lewis.

With positions down to eighth remaining almost static the only action was for ninth place – held for a while by Ma-Con‘s Sven Muller. The German ran wide on lap 18 allowing GP3 regular Daniil Kvyat to sneak through and take the position but defending strongly from Harry Tincknell and Mitch Gilbert saw Muller cross the line tenth.