Hartley gives Carlin first Euro win

Brendon Hartley claimed Carlin's first ever Formula 3 Euro Series win at Brands Hatch today

Hartley gives Carlin first Euro win

The Kiwi led from start to finish in a race that was twice interrupted by the safety car. Hartley timed his restarts to perfection to fend off the challenges of Mucke duo Sam Bird and Alex Sims.

Sims took second after a charging drive, passing Bird when he ran wide on the exit of Druids. Both Britons closed Hartley down in the closing stages, but with passing almost impossible on the Brands Indy circuit, Hartley was able to hold on comfortably.

Title-chaser Christian Vietoris (Mucke) benefited from a late mistake by ART's Esteban Gutierrez to move up to fourth, which could prove useful as points leader Jules Bianchi (ART) again failed to score after he retired early on.

Race one winner Mika Maki came home sixth for Signature following a race-long dice with Motopark's Christopher Zanella. Maki's team-mate Jean-Karl Vernay bagged the final point in eighth.

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Gap 1. Brendon Hartley Carlin D/V 40m23.598s 2. Alexander Sims Mucke D/M + 0.359s 3. Sam Bird Mucke D/M + 0.922s 4. Christian Vietoris Mucke D/M + 1.692s 5. Esteban Gutierrez ART D/M + 3.414s 6. Mika Maki Signature D/V + 5.288s 7. Christopher Zanella Motopark D/M + 6.154s 8. Jean Karl Vernay Signature D/V + 8.526s 9. Tim Sandtler Prema D/M + 13.171s 10. Marco Wittmann Mucke D/M + 13.670s 11. Roberto Merhi Manor D/M + 13.994s 12. Nick Tandy Kolles & Heinz D/V + 16.466s 13. Henkie Waldschmidt SG D/M + 16.968s 14. Andrea Caldarelli SG D/M + 17.240s 15. Valtteri Bottas ART D/M + 17.800s 16. Jake Rosenzweig Carlin D/V + 21.750s 17. Pedro Enrique Manor D/M + 22.663s 18. Johan Jokinen Kolles & Heinz D/V + 1 lap Retirements: Cesar Ramos Manor D/M 25 laps Adrien Tambay ART D/M 25 laps Basil Shaaban Prema D/M 17 laps Jules Bianchi ART D/M 6 laps Atte Mustonen Motopark D/M 2 laps Tiago Geronimi Signature D/V 0 laps 
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