A bad start from poleman and series leader Marvin Kirchhofer put Emil Bernstorff in perfect position to take his fourth German F3 win of the season at Lausitzring.
Starting from the front row alongside his Lotus teammate, Bernstorff had no trouble getting off the line and was first into turn one, from which point on he found himself unchallenged for the win.
Kirchhofer’s bad start put him into fourth on lap one, but the German driver soon began mounting a recovery drive, passing Gustavo Menezes for third early on and then putting immense pressure on Artem Markelov. Finally, the Russian gave in, allowing Kirchhofer into second, and himself completing yet another Lotus 1-2-3.
Performance Racing’s Thomas Jager narrowly beat out Menezes in the closing stages of the race to take fourth. His teammate, Swede John Bryant-Meisner, was sixth, ahead of Nabil Jeffri.
Sebastian Balthasar took the Trophy class win in eighth, securing reverse-grid pole for race two.
|1||Emil Bernstorff||C||Lotus||23 laps in 30:37.713|
|4||Thomas Jager||C||Performance Racing||+15.081|
|5||Gustavo Menezes||C||Van Amersfoort||+15.515|
|6||John Bryant-Meisner||C||Performance Racing||+18.195|
|9||Matteo Cairoli||C||ADM Motorsport||+53.576|
|10||Hubertus-Carlos Vier||T||TTC Motorsport||+58.892|
|12||Sheban Siddiqi||C||Lotus||+1 lap|
|13||Jordi Weckx||C||Van Amersfoort||+1 lap|
|14||Christian Zeller||T||CR Racing Team||+1 lap|
|15||Thomas Warken||T||CR Racing Team||+1 lap|
|16||Luca Iannaccone||T||Aberer Motorsport||+2 laps|
|17||Andreas Germann||T||CR Racing Team||+2 laps|
|Maximilian Hackl||T||Frank Woss Racing||+20 laps|
|DNS||Michael Aberer||T||Aberer Motorsport|