Hamilton Back to Winning Ways

Lewis Hamilton returned to business as usual by winning the second F3 Euroseries race at Oschersleben

Hamilton Back to Winning Ways

The ASM driver only managed third in yesterday's trouble first race, however dominated the second event from pole, finishing more than seven seconds ahead of Lucas Di Grassi. It was his seventh victory out of ten races so far this season.

Hamilton continued to post fast lap times and edged away from the Manor Motorsport driver. Hamilton said: "The car was great and I had clean air so I just kept pushing to the end."

Di Grassi, who took his first win in the series yesterday, was unable to challenge for honours today.

Di Grassi said: "I thought I had made a better start but than Lewis but that was my opportunity to get ahead of him. We made some set up changes but they didn't really work.

Adrain Sutil finished third behind Di Grassi. It was not as good a weekend as the German hoped, leaving Oschersleben a further two points behind teammate Hamilton in the title race.

The only major action in the race came on the final lap when Team Rosberg driver Kohei Hirate went off the track, dropping from fifth to ninth.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 29:18.523 2. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport + 7.205 3. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 + 8.218 4. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport + 12.007 5. Sebastian Vettel ASL Mucke Motorsport + 13.384 6. Giedo van der Garde Team Rosberg + 20.928 7. Esteban Guerrieri Team Midland + 22.004 8. Loic Duval Signature-Plus + 23.192 9. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg + 26.148 10. Atila Abreu ASL Mucke Motorsport + 28.318 11. Guillaume Moreau Signature + 28.774 12. Fabio Carbone Signature + 30.992 13. James Rossiter Signature-Plus + 38.104 14. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport + 44.746 15. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam + 45.247 16. Nico Verdonck Team Midland + 48.032 17. Marco Bonanomi Prema Powerteam + 48.417 18. Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam + 48.803 19. Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. + 57.902 20. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport + 3 laps NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Team On Lap Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport 10 
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