Hockenheim European F3: Marciello claims title as Rosenqvist wins again

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello wrapped up the Formula 3 European Championship by finishing fourth in race two at Hockenheim, despite title rival Felix Rosenqvist winning the race

Hockenheim European F3: Marciello claims title as Rosenqvist wins again

Marciello started the race second in his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes and ran third during the early stages after being beaten into Turn 1 by team-mate Alex Lynn.

While Lynn stuck with Rosenqvist initially, he soon fell back from the Mucke Motorsport man, who did all he could to keep the title fight alive with a three-second victory - his 10th of the season.

So comfortable was Marciello's position that he even let fellow Prema driver Lucas Auer through for the final podium spot before the end, safe in the knowledge that fourth would be enough.

Harry Tincknell was again the best of the Volkswagen-powered drivers in fifth for Carlin with Sven Muller right behind him for Van Amersfoort Racing.

Antonio Giovinazzi continued his impressive weekend's work with a career-best seventh spot - Double R's best result of the year in European F3.

Jordan King, Dennis van de Laar and Eddie Cheever completed the top 10, the latter passing Pipo Derani for the spot during the early stages of the race.

Felix Serralles and Kevin Korjus were both given drive-through penalties for exceeding track limits, and found themselves racing together afterwards.

Their battle came to a head on lap 15 when the pair collided heading towards the Spitzkehre, causing significant rear-end damage to the Estonian's T-Sport car and forcing it to retire on the asphalt run-off.

Fortec driver Serralles, who ran wide onto the same piece of track, then hit the stationary car as he began to accelerate out of run-off and launched it into the air. The Puerto Rican then became airborne himself as he drove over a Ludwig kerb on his way back to the track.

Results - 22 laps:                         
                                                                   
Pos Driver              Team/Car                           Time/Gap
 1. Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc               34m51.886s
 2. Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc                 +03.570s
 3. Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc                 +07.372s
 4. Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc                 +15.361s
 5. Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW                  +22.011s
 6. Sven Muller         Van Amersfoot Dallara-VW           +22.464s
 7. Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc              +23.684s
 8. Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW                  +24.244s
 9. Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoot Dallara-VW           +25.686s
10. Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc                 +26.412s
11. Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc                +27.150s
12. Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc     +27.609s
13. Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW                  +28.747s
14. John Bryant-Meisner Fortec Dallara-Merc                +32.470s
15. Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc                 +38.089s
16. Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                   +38.719s
17. Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc                 +41.407s
18. Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW                  +42.118s
19. Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc                 +43.515s
20. Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan             +49.857s
21. Nick Cassidy        Carlin Dallara-VW                  +51.148s
22. Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc              +51.935s
23. Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc                +54.748s
24. Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc              +57.661s
25. Stefano Coletti     Ma-con Dallara-VW                +1m18.909s
                                                                   
Retirements:                                                
                                                                   
    Felix Serralles   	Fortec Dallara-Merc                 13 laps
    Kevin Korjus        T-Sport Dallara-Nissan              13 laps
    Andre Rudersdorf  	Ma-con Dallara-VW                   11 laps
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