Another Win for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton further extended his lead at the head of the Formula Three Euroseries after taking a comfortable victory in the second race at the Norisring on Sunday

Another Win for Hamilton

The ASM driver got away cleanly from pole position and, after opening up a small gap in the first few laps over teammate Adrian Sutil, he was able to control the race to eventually finish 2.7 seconds clear at the chequered flag.

Franck Perera finished in third place, 11.6 seconds adrift of Hamilton, after pulling off a stunning move down the inside at the hairpin to move from fourth to second on the first lap, before Sutil grabbed that spot off him just one corner later.

Sebastian Vettel made up for a disastrous first lap which left him down in sixth to eventually take fourth place. Loic Duval finished fifth after a tight battle with the pursuing Lucas di Grassi and James Rossiter, who had climbed up from 12 th on the grid.

After the chaotic first event on Saturday, the second race was relatively incident free. The only major crash was when Fabio Carbone tipped Giedo van der Garde onto two wheels and into the barriers on the exit of the hairpin on the first lap.

The result leaves Hamilton with a 43-points lead in the Championship over Sutil, with only eight rounds remaining. That advantage means he could theoretically clinch the title in the next round at the Nurburgring.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 28:51.233 2. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 + 2.709 3. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam + 11.643 4. Sebastian Vettel ASL Mucke Motorsport + 12.587 5. Loic Duval Signature-Plus + 16.023 6. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport + 17.146 7. James Rossiter Signature-Plus + 17.546 8. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport + 19.068 9. Esteban Guerrieri Team Midland Euroseries + 21.713 10. Atila Abreu ASL Mucke Motorsport + 35.515 11. Guillaume Moreau Signature + 36.597 12. Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam + 37.251 13. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport + 41.382 14. Nico Verdonck Team Midland Euroseries + 41.895 15. Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. +1:06.005 16. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport + 1 lap 17. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport + 1 lap 18. Fabio Carbone Signature + 2 laps NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Team On Lap Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg 20 Marco Bonanomi Prema Powerteam 16 G. van der Garde Team Rosberg 0 
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