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Auer inherits Brands win as Marciello is excluded post-race

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: FIA F3

Raffaele Marciello found himself short of 25 points after the third European F3 race at Brands Hatch as he was disqualified in post-race inspection, giving up the win to his teammate Lucas Auer.

According to the series official’ twitter account, the gear ratio on the Italian’s car was found to have been short of the permitted minimum width.

For Auer, the disqualification of his teammate brings him his first victory in European F3, while Andre Rudersdorf is promoted to tenth to score his first point in the series. Marciello’s lead ahead of Rosenqvist is down to 77.5 points.

Series standings (points scorers only)
Pos. Driver Team Pts.
1 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 214.5
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport 137
3 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam 130
4 Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam 119.5
5 Harry Tincknell Carlin 107
6 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational 88.5
7 Felix Serralles Fortec 76
8 Sven Muller ma-con 50
9 Pascal Wehrlein Mucke Motorsport 49
10 Josh Hill Fortec 44
11 William Buller ThreeBond/T-Sport 39
12 Jordan King Carlin 36
13 Nicholas Latifi Carlin 17
14 Pipo Derani Fortec 13
15 Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort 11
16 Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam 8
17 Lucas Wolf URD Rennsport 9
18 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 5
19 Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport 4
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing 3
21 Andre Rudersdorf ma-con 1