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Marciello wins again at Brands Hatch

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: FIA F3

Raffaele Marciello continued to increase his already massive lead in the championship, taking his seventh win in twelve races in the final Brands Hatch Indy outing for this year’s European F3 championship.

Alex Lynn started the race from pole but let Marciello ahead by turn one and was running in second before spinning off and stalling his car in the middle of the track. He managed to get going again, but not before being tagged by teammate Eddie Cheever, caught out by the lack of yellow flag as both the Italian and his British teammate ended up retiring due to the collision.

The race was much more eventful as two previous outings with overtakes, incidents and lots of penalties, with nearly half the drivers serving drive throughs due to yellow flag infringements. Prema’s Lucas Auer drove a mighty strong race to finish second, while Carlin’s Harry Tincknell did well to hold on to third under immense pressure.

Felix Rosenqvist finished in fourth to keep his second in the series, while Sven Muller capped off a very strong weekend by finishing fifth. Tom Blomqvist was sixth ahead of Lucas Wolf, who recorded his best finish of the year so far. Another Carlin man, Nicholas Latifi, finished eighth ahead of Roy Nissany, who scored his first points of the year, and Antonio Giovinazzi.

After four rounds, Marciello leads Rosenqvist by more than a hundred points, while the likes of Lynn, Auer and Tincknell are all relatively close to the Mucke man.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 48 laps in 35:03.945
2 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam +1.865
3 Harry Tincknell Carlin +5.743
4 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport +6.244
5 Sven Muller ma-con +6.962
6 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational +11.523
7 Lucas Wolf URD Rennsport +15.039
8 Nicholas Latifi Carlin +17.983
9 Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport +21.489
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing +22.454
11 Andre Rudersdorf ma-con +27.466
12 Jordan King Carlin +27.795
13 William Buller ThreeBond/T-Sport +31.167
14 Josh Hill Fortec +31.572
15 Daniil Kvyat Carlin +32.907
16 Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Racing +1 lap
17 Felix Serralles Fortec +1 lap
18 Pipo Derani Fortec +1 lap
19 Spike Goddard ThreeBond/T-Sport +1 lap
20 Michela Cerruti Romeo Ferraris +1 lap
21 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing +1 lap
Not classified
Sean Gelael Double R Racing +6 laps
Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Motorsport +11 laps
Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam +34 laps
Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam +34 laps
Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort +42 laps
Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort +47 laps
Jann Mardenborough Carlin +47 laps
DNS Michael Lewis Mucke Motorsport


Series standings (points scorers only)
Pos. Driver Team Pts.
1 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam 239.5
2 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport 134
3 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam 123
4 Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam 119.5
5 Harry Tincknell Carlin 104
6 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational 86.5
7 Felix Serralles Fortec 76
8 Pascal Wehrlein Mucke Motorsport 49
9 Sven Muller ma-con 48
10 Josh Hill Fortec 44
11 William Buller ThreeBond/T-Sport 39
12 Jordan King Carlin 36
13 Nicholas Latifi Carlin 15
14 Pipo Derani Fortec 13
15 Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort 11
16 Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam 8
17 Lucas Wolf URD Rennsport 7
18 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 5
19 Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport 2
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing 2