Photo: FIA F3 European Championship
British driver Alex Lynn was victorious in race two at Norisring, taking the lead on lap one and dominantly controlling the rest of the race to score his second victory of the 2013 European F3 season.
Lynn lined up on the front row, behind series leader and teammate Raffaele Marciello, and, as the pair got off the line relatively well, they made contact into turn one. While Lynn managed to resume unimpeded, Marciello was forced wide and ended up falling back into third behind Mucke’s Felix Rosenqvist, later giving up two more positions on the road.
The rest of the race was fairly ordinary, with Marciello providing most of the action in the top five. First, the Italian took fourth back from Pipo Derani and then slotted in behind Alexander Sims, who was in pursuit of Rosenqvist. While the Brit has gotten close to taking second a couple of times, eventually it was Marciello who overtook the T-Sport man, settling into third.
At the checkered flag, it was Lynn who won a largely trouble-free race. Rosenqvist finished in second, but with the threat of disqualification still hanging over him after his car’s fuel was found to not comply to the standards after qualifying. He was, again, absent from the podium.
Marciello rounded out the top three, with Sims finishing fourth. Pipo Derani held teammate Felix Serralles off for the majority of the race to finish fifth, while Tom Blomqvist crossed the line in seventh.
Carlin teammates Harry Tincknell and Jordan King followed in eighth and ninth respectively, with King going through on Nick Cassidy in the final minutes of the race.? Michael Lewis also took?advantage of the move, slotting in in tenth ahead of the Kiwi.
|1||Alex Lynn||Prema Powerteam||42 laps in 34:22.297|
|2||Felix Rosenqvist*||Mucke Motorsport||+1.257|
|3||Raffaele Marciello||Prema Powerteam||2.355|
|10||Michael Lewis||Mucke Motorsport||20.098|
|13||Lucas Auer||Prema Powerteam||25.377|
|14||Lucas Wolf||URD Rennsport||27.685|
|15||Roy Nissany||Mucke Motorsport||34.228|
|16||Eddie Cheever||Prema Powerteam||36.076|
|18||Dennis van de Laar||Van Amersfoort||41.601|
|21||Sean Gelael||Double R Racing||44.702|
|22||Mitchell Gilbert||Mucke Motorsport||46.229|
|23||Antonio Giovinazzi||Double R Racing||+1 lap|
|24||Spike Goddard||ThreeBond/T-Sport||+1 lap|
|25||Sandro Zeller||Jo Zeller Racing||+1 lap|
|26||Tatiana Calderon||Double R Racing||+1 lap|
|27||Jann Mardenborough||Carlin||+1 lap|
|28||Michela Cerruti||Romeo Ferraris||+2 laps|
* Felix Rosenqvist was excluded from the official classification but coult retain his P2 due to an appeal filed by Mucke