Max Verstappen claimed his first FIA F3 European Championship win in the third and final race of the Hockenheim weekend.
The 16-year-old single-seater newcomer began the race from pole position and made a great start to put a 1.5 second gap between himself and Esteban Ocon.
That advantage was eliminated by an early safety car period, but he managed to keep the lead for the rest of the race, winning by 0.8 seconds.
Ocon’s attention was taken away from Verstappen and onto the car of Prema team-mate Antonio Fuoco behind him. The Ferrari protege inherited the final podium spot when Felix Rosenqvist crawled to a halt and went on to put pressure on Ocon.
Race one winner Lucas Auer took fourth spot away from Antonio Giovinazzi towards the end, while Jake Dennis completed the top six ahead of?Carlin team-mate Jordan King, who made up four spots in one lap after the safety car. That took him from 12th to eighth, and he gained another place when Ed Jones was handed a drive-through penalty for ignoring track limits.
Mitch Gilbert was similarly penalised, which initially handed eighth to Sean Gelael until the Indonesian pitted with a loose front wing.?Roy Nissany, Gustavo Menezes and Riccardo Agostini eventually completed the top ten.
Tom Blomqvist and Felix Serralles were forced to retire after opening lap contact.
|1||Max Verstappen||Van Amersfoort Racing||22 laps in 35:44.690|
|2||Esteban Ocon||Prema Powerteam||+0.860|
|3||Antonio Fuoco||Prema Powerteam||+1.777|
|4||Lucas Auer||Mucke Motorsport||+6.141|
|5||Antonio Giovinazzi||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+6.842|
|8||Roy Nissany||Mucke Motorsport||+25.411|
|9||Gustavo Menezes||Van Amersfoort Racing||+26.429|
|11||Sandro Zeller||Jo Zeller Racing||+31.388|
|12||Spike Goddard||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+31.920|
|13||Dennis van de Laar||Prema Powerteam||+33.068|
|14||Mitch Gilbert||Fortec Motorsports||+34.771|
|16||Jules Szymkowiak||Van Amersfoort Racing||+43.406|
|17||Hector Hurst||Team West-Tec||+46.997|
|18||Tatiana Calderon||Jo Zeller Racing||+49.364|
|19||John Bryant-Meisner||Fortec Motorsports||+50.264|
|20||Alexander Toril||ThreeBond with T-Sport||+52.330|
|22||Sean Gelael||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+1:06.593|
|Nicholas Latifi||Prema Powerteam||+ 10 laps|
|Felix Rosenqvist||Mucke Motorsport||+ 17 laps|
|Felipe Guimaraes||Double R Racing||+ 17 laps|
|Tom Blomqvist||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||+ 21 laps|
|Felix Serralles||Team West-Tec||+ 21 laps|