Tom Blomqvist reclaimed second place in the championship after taking his sixth FIA European Formula 3 Championship victory in race two at Hockenheim.
The Briton led home a Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1-2 finish, with Italian team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi beating Austrian Lucas Auer to second place.
Blomqvist led from start to finish, surviving an early safety car after the rear wing of Michele Beretta’s EuroInternational machine was in the middle of the track after detaching from his car, before pulling away to win by almost four seconds.
Mücke Motorsport driver Auer was on course for second place before running wide at the Spitzkehre hairpin and allowing Giovinazzi to take over that position, and Auer was forced to defend his podium place from 2014 series champion Esteban Ocon until the chequered flag.
Max Verstappen finished fifth for Van Amersfoort Racing despite starting ninth, managing to pass Felix Rosenqvist and Tatiana Calderon after a good battle between the trio.
Mücke Motorsport driver Rosenqvist secured sixth, while Calderon of Jo Zeller Racing (albeit with Mücke Motorsport support herself) slipped to eighth behind another Mücke Motorsport driver Roy Nissany.
Gustavo Menezes of Van Amersfoort Racing briefly threatened Calderon but dropped back to finish ninth, while Dennis van de Laar secured the final point for Prema Powerteam in tenth after inheriting places from Jordan King of Carlin and Sean Galael of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin who both had to pit for new front wings after suffering damage.
The race was brought to an early conclusion when red flags flew on the final lap after a crash behind Jake Dennis of Carlin and Antonio Fuoco of Prema Powerteam, with both drivers ending in the Mercedes Arena gravel trap. Fuoco had already spun earlier in the race after Galael tipped him into a spin at Spitzkehre.
Blomqvist now leads Verstappen by two points in the battle for second in the championship behind Ocon.
Hockenheim Race 2 Result
|1||Tom Blomqvist||GBR||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||30m37.664s|
|2||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+3.903s|
|3||Lucas Auer||AUT||Mücke Motorsport||+5.283s|
|4||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Prema Powerteam||+5.986s|
|5||Max Verstappen||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||+8.093s|
|6||Felix Rosenqvist||SWE||Mücke Motorsport||+9.418s|
|7||Roy Nissany||ISR||Mücke Motorsport||+12.165s|
|8||Tatiana Calderon||COL||Jo Zeller Racing||+13.469s|
|9||Gustavo Menezes||USA||Van Amersfoort Racing||+16.583s|
|10||Dennis van de Laar||NED||Prema Powerteam||+20.189s|
|11||Felix Serralles||PUE||Team West-Tec F3||+23.932s|
|13||Antonio Fuoco||ITA||Prema Powerteam||+24.996s|
|16||Jules Szymkowiak||NED||Van Amersfoort Racing||+30.959s|
|17||Alexander Toril||ESP||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+31.633s|
|18||Santino Ferrucci||USA||Fortec Motorsports||+32.716s|
|19||Sean Galael||INO||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+35.421s|
|20||Nick Cassidy||NZL||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+36.774s|
|21||Sandro Zeller||SWI||Jo Zeller Racing||+39.896s|
|22||Richard Goddard||AUS||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+42.565s|
|23||Andy Chang||MAC||Team West-Tec F3||+46.073s|
|N/C||Michele Beretta||ITA||EuroInternational||16 Laps|
|RET||Stefano Coletti||MON||EuroInternational||8 Laps|