Frenchman Esteban Ocon became the first driver in 2014 to win twice as he took the spoils in the second race at Hockenheim. The Lotus-backed Prema Powerteam driver held off Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver Antonio Giovinazzi with Dubai-based Ed Jones taking his second podium of the weekend in third for Carlin.
Austrian Lucas Auer added a fourth place to his first race win for Mucke Motorsport, ahead of Brit Tom Blomqvist, the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver having started eleventh on the grid due to a penalty for an engine change, but he charged through to finish fifth on the tail of Auer.
Nicholas Latifi was sixth for Prema Powerteam after a good tussle with Auer’s Mucke Motorsport team-mate Felix Rosenqvist and Team West-Tec F3’s Felix Serralles, while Jordan King and Jake Dennis (both Carlin) completed the top ten.
Pole sitter Max Verstappen retired before the race even began with gearbox issues, the Van Amersfoort Racing driver’s weekend going from bad to worse.
Also suffering a bad weekend is Antonio Fuoco, who also failed to see the chequered flag having also missed out on points in race one. The Italian spun on the opening lap and then retired with a suspension problem.
A safety car was needed towards the end of the race as Michele Beretta stopped on track in a dangerous position, which closed the field up. Beretta was one of a number of drivers to be given drive-through penalties for exceeding track limits, a list that included Hector Hurst, Alexander Toril and Riccardo Agostini.
Hockenheim Race 2 Result
|1||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Prema Powerteam||35m24.768s|
|2||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+0.969s|
|4||Lucas Auer||AUT||Mucke Motorsport||+2.836s|
|5||Tom Blomqvist||GBR||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+3.227s|
|6||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Prema Powerteam||+4.346s|
|7||Felix Rosenqvist||SWE||Mucke Motorsport||+5.222s|
|8||Felix Serralles||PUE||Team West-Tec F3||+6.183s|
|11||Mitch Gilbert||AUS||Fortec Motorsport||+8.961s|
|12||Dennis van de Laar||NED||Prema Powerteam||+10.309s|
|13||John Bryant-Meisner||SWE||Fortec Motorsport||+11.112s|
|14||Felipe Guimaraes||BRZ||Double R Racing||+11.377s|
|15||Roy Nissany||ISR||Mucke Motorsport||+12.148s|
|16||Jules Szymikowiak||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||+12.266s|
|17||Sandro Zeller||SWI||Jo Zeller Racing||+12.522s|
|19||Alexander Toril||ESP||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+12.973s|
|20||Sean Galael||BRZ||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+13.596s|
|21||Gustavo Menezes||BRZ||Van Amersfoort Racing||+14.723s|
|22||Tatiana Calderon||COL||Jo Zeller Racing||+14.903s|
|23||Hector Hurst||GBR||Team West-Tec F3||+16.410s|
|24||Richard Goddard||AUS||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+33.253s|
|RET||Antonio Fuoco||ITA||Prema Powerteam||3 Laps|
|DNS||Max Verstappen||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||0 Laps|