Hockenheim F3 Euro: Sven Muller claims first win, Daniel Juncadella retires again

Sven Muller took his first Formula 3 Euro Series win in the reversed-grid race at Hockenheim, while more problems for Daniel Juncadella mean the title will be decided in Sunday's finale

Hockenheim F3 Euro: Sven Muller claims first win, Daniel Juncadella retires again

Prema driver Muller passed polesitter Lucas Wolf for the lead with four laps to go with a perfectly-timed move at the Spitzkehre, and was able to pull away to win by 1.2 seconds.

Muller's team-mate Raffaele Marciello took just two more laps to pass Wolf's URD Dallara; the eight points the Italian took for second place helping to close the gap to Juncadella to just 13.5 with 25 available from Sunday's final race.

Juncadella, in race one due to an engine-related problem, started from the pitlane after suffering more dramas pre-race. He completed three slow laps before retiring.

Wolf took his maiden Euro Series podium, beating Lucas Auer, who had started second on the reversed grid, Will Buller and Tom Blomqvist.

Pipo Derani was the best of the Fortec drivers in seventh while Mucke duo Pascal Wehrlein and Felix Rosenqvist were next up.

Wehrlein's result means he has lost second place in the championship to Marciello, who is now Juncadella's main title challenger. The German is now 14 points adrift of Juncadella and 0.5 behind Marciello.

Results - 12 laps:

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                     Time/Gap
 1.  Sven Muller          Prema Dallara-Merc         20m53.625s
 2.  Raffaelle Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc           + 1.220s
 3.  Lucas Wolf           URD Dallara-Merc             + 2.815s
 4.  Lucas Auer           Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW    + 3.626s
 5.  Will Buller          Carlin Dallara-VW            + 6.176s
 6.  Tom Blomqvist        Ma-con Dallara-VW            + 6.883s
 7.  Pipo Derani          Fortec Dallara-Merc          + 8.595s
 8.  Pascal Wehrlein      Mucke Dallara-Merc           + 8.901s
 9.  Felix Rosenqvist     Mucke Dallara-Merc           + 9.978s
10.  Felipe Nasr          Carlin Dallara-VW           + 11.211s
11.  Emil Bernstorff      Ma-con Dallara-VW           + 11.892s
12.  Alex Lynn            Fortec Dallara-Merc         + 12.426s
13.  Carlos Sainz Jr      Carlin Dallara-VW           + 13.717s
14.  Michael Lewis        Prema Dallara-Merc          + 17.923s
15.  Dennis van de Laar   Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW   + 18.338s
16.  Sandro Zeller        Zeller Dallara-Merc         + 22.952s
17.  Luis Sa Silva        Angola Dallara-Merc         + 23.768s
18.  Andrea Roda          Zeller Dallara-Merc         + 26.670s
19.  Felix Serralles      Fortec Dallara-Merc           + 1 lap

Retirements:

     Daniel Juncadella    Prema Dallara-Merc             2 laps

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