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Marciello beats Rosenqvist to race three win

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

FIA Formula 3 European Championship, round 2, race 3, Silverstone (GB)

Photo: FIA F3 Europe

Italian Ferrari Driver Academy youngster Raffaele Marciello took his third win of the season in the final race of the Silverstone European F3 round, overcoming a lacklustre start to snatch the victory away from Felix Rosenqvist in the final laps of the race.

While Brit Alex Lynn started the race from pole, it was Rosenqvist who led into turn one, having been third on the grid. After mayhem on lap one, the race endured a safety car period, after which Marciello managed to overtake Lynn for second.

The Italian immediately started closing in on Rosenqvist and tailed him for several laps, unable to find a way past before managing to take the Swede round the outside. From there on out, it was a comfortable race for Marciello, who crossed the line in second place to take his first Silverstone victory, finishing ahead of Rosenqvist and Lynn.

Felix Serralles put in an electrifying performance to finish fourth after starting 19th, with Brits Will Buller and Jordan King finishing behind him. Lucas Auer was seventh, ahead of Jann Mardenborough, who scored his maiden points in the series. Another Carlin driver, Harry Tincknell, took ninth ahead of his teammate Nicholas Latifi, who completed a race for the British team that saw all of their cars make it to the points.

In the standings, Marciello leads Rosenqvist by a comfortable 36.5 points. Thanks to his race one win, Tincknell occupies third, with Prema drivers Lynn and Auer right behind.

The next round of the series will be supporting the DTM opener on 4-5 May at Hockenheim.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 16 laps in 35:13.207
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport +1.511
3 Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam +4.674
4 Felix Serralles Fortec +5.460
5 William Buller ThreeBond/T-Sport +19.919
6 Jordan King Carlin +20.688
7 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam +21.355
8 Jann Mardenborough Carlin +21.641
9 Harry Tincknell Carlin +28.931
10 Nicholas Latifi Carlin +29.448
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing +46.246
12 Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort +56.110
13 Gary Thompson Romeo Ferraris +1:18.887
14 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational +1:27.555
15 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing +1:32.043
16 Andre Rudersdorf ma-con +1:44.645
17 Lucas Wolf URD Rennsport +1:52.136
18 Sean Gelael Double R Racing +1 lap
Not classified
? Pipo Derani Fortec +6 laps
? Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Racing +6 laps
? Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport +13 laps
? Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort +15 laps
? Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam +16 laps
? Sven M?ller ma-con +16 laps
? Josh Hill Fortec +16 laps
? Michael Lewis Mucke Motorsport +16 laps
? Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Motorsport +16 laps
? Spike Goddard ThreeBond/T-Sport +16 laps
Championship standings
Pos Driver Team Pts.
1 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 106.5
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport 70
3 Harry Tincknell Carlin 63
4 Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam 60.5
5 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam 57
6 Pascal Wehrlein Mucke Motorsport 49
7 William Buller ThreeBond/T-Sport 33
8 Felix Serralles Fortec 30
9 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational 26.5
10 Jordan King Carlin 15
11 Pipo Derani Fortec 11
12 Nicholas Latifi Carlin 11
13 Josh Hill Fortec 106.5
14 Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam 4
15 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 4
16 Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort 3
17 Sven M?ller ma-con 2
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing 0
19 Michael Lewis Mucke Motorsport 0
20 Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort 0
21 Gary Thompson Romeo Ferraris 0
22 Lucas Wolf URD Rennsport 0
23 Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Motorsport 0
24 Sean Gelael Double R Racing 0
25 Andre Rudersdorf ma-con 0
26 Spike Goddard ThreeBond/T-Sport 0
27 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing 0
28 Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport 0
29 Dmitry Suranovich Fortec 0
30 Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Racing 0
31 Michela Cerruti Romeo Ferraris 0