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Rosenqvist closes in on the championship lead with race two victory

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: FIA F3

Swedish racer Felix Rosenqvist made another case for his championship chances in race two at Zandvoort, taking a dominant win to Raffaele Marciello‘s 16th place.

The Mucke racer started the event from pole and kept the race firmly under his control, surviving two early restarts to take the checkered flag.

Prema Powerteam’s Alex Lynn took second, wrestling the spot away from Daniil Kvyat off the line and then confidently bringing the car home. The Carlin driver, who took his first win in the series earlier today, rounded out the podium.

His teammate Jordan King took another fourth-place finish, ahead of Fortec man Pipo Derani. Harry Tincknell also repeated his race one result with sixth, while Sven Muller took seventh.

Tom Blomqvist and Mitchell Gilbert were eighth and ninth respectively, with Alexander Sims closing out the top ten and Nicholas Latifi picking up the final point.

Just like race one, the second event did not turn out incident-free, with multiple collisions disrupting the proceedings. During the opening lap, Antonio Giovinazzi tangled with Eddie Cheever, which forced both to retire out of the race, while, later on, Felix Serralles would find himself stranded in the gravel with another DNF to his name.

Championship leader Marciello had a dreadful time in the race, falling to the back of the field after stalling on the grid. Having failed to score, he now leads Rosenqvist by only 34.5 points.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport 18 laps in 30:52.010
2 Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam +0.723
3 Daniil Kvyat Carlin +5.708
4 Jordan King Carlin +6.236
5 Pipo Derani Fortec +7.046
6 Harry Tincknell Carlin +7.223
7 Sven Muller Van Amersfoort +8.247
8 Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational +9.782
9 Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Motorsport +10.609
10 Alexander Sims ThreeBond/T-Sport +11.090
11 Nicholas Latifi Carlin +11.738
12 Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam +13.718
13 Michael Lewis Mucke Motorsport +17.363
14 Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport +18.782
15 Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort +19.469
16 Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam +20.658
17 Alfonso Celis Fortec +23.295
18 Spike Goddard ThreeBond/T-Sport +24.055
19 Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Racing +36.343
20 Sean Gelael Double R Racing +36.378
21 Andre Rudersdorf ma-con +36.745
22 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing +37.299
23 Jann Mardenborough Carlin +1 lap
24 Lucas Wolf URD Rennsport +1 lap
Not classified
Felix Serralles Fortec +9 laps
Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing +17 laps
Eddie Cheever Prema Powerteam +18 laps