Latvia's Harald Schlegelmilch won his and HS Technik team's first-ever victory in the Formula Three Euroseries at the Nurburgring on Sunday.
Schlegelmilch led from pole and held off race-long pressure from championship leader Romain Grosjean (ASM).
Grosjean actually got his nose briefly ahead at the final corner with eight laps to go, but Schlegelmilch held on around the outside, and although they crossed the start/finish line side-by-side, Schlegelmilch held on at Turn 1.<.p>
From then, Schlegelmilch kept Grosjean at bay to win by three-tenths of a second. Sebastien Buemi (Mucke) finished third, meaning Grosjean now leads the series by six points.
Yesterday's winner Nico Hulkenberg (ASM) was a surprisingly subdued fourth, although he did make a couple of attempts to pass Buemi while Schlegelmilch was battling with Grosjean, to no avail.
Dani Clos (Signature) was a distant fifth, ahead of Yelmer Buurman, who had a great dice with Manor Motorsport teammate James Jakes and Renger van der Zande (Prema).
Pos Driver Make Time
1. H.Schlegelmilch Dallara/Mercedes 40:01.354
2. Romain Grosjean Dallara/Mercedes + 0.352
3. Sebastien Buemi Dallara/Mercedes + 1.110
4. N.Hulkenberg Dallara/Mercedes + 1.724
5. Daniel Clos Dallara/Mercedes + 5.808
6. Yelmer Buurman Dallara/Mercedes + 7.168
7. James Jakes Dallara/Mercedes + 7.687
8. R.van der Zande Dallara/Mercedes + 7.970
9. Maximilian Gotz Dallara/Volkswagen + 8.939
10. Jean-Karl Vernay Dallara/Mercedes + 12.693
11. Edoardo Mortara Dallara/Mercedes + 15.101
12. Sergei Afanasiev Dallara/Mercedes + 15.821
13. Tim Sandtler Dallara/Mercedes + 16.334
14. Marco Holzer Dallara/Volkswagen + 25.443
15. J.Summerton Dallara/Volkswagen + 28.950
16. Euan Hankey Dallara/Mercedes + 32.633
17. Basil Shaaban Dallara/Mercedes + 44.280
18. Filip Salaquarda Dallara/Mercedes +1:01.621
19. Cyndie Allemann Dallara/Mercedes + 1 Lap
20. Franck Mailleux Dallara/Mercedes + 1 Lap
21. Yann Clairay Dallara/Mercedes + 1 Lap
22. Michael Patrizi Dallara/Mercedes + 2 Laps
Driver Make Laps
Tom Dillmann Dallara/Mercedes 20
Edoardo Piscopo Dallara/Mercedes 0
Kamui Kobayashi Dallara/Mercedes 0
Fastest lap: Clairay, 1:24.439 on lap 27