Maiden Win for Di Grassi

Manor Motorsport's Lucas di Grassi converted his maiden F3 Euroseries pole position into maiden F3 Euroseries win at Oschersleben's first race

Maiden Win for Di Grassi

The Brazilian dominated the race from pole position, which was restarted behind the safety car after the original race was red-flagged due to torrential rain this morning.

The race was restarted in the order they finished at the end of lap one. Di Grassi's cause was helped by ASM's Adrian Sutil locking up just before the safety car pulled into the pits, which allowed the Brazilian to get away.

"After Sutil braked too late that gave me a gap and felt confident about holding the lead all the way, as long I didn't make a mistake," Di Grassi said.

Lewis Hamilton had to take quick action to avoid teammate Sutil, and when the race restarted the pair were involved in the fight for second. Hamilton nearly got passed at the first corner but his challenge faded away after half distance as he settled for a third and a strong haul of Championship points.

Hamilton said: "It would have taken a stupid move to pass Adrian so I decided not be stupid and take the points for third."

Paul Di Resta was the one of the main losers of the decision not to restart from the original grid positions.

He was dropped to fourth from second after his start this morning and didn't manage to finish higher.

The other losers included Loic Duval and Hannes Naushauser. Duval stalled at the original start and Naushauser collided with him, but because the race was restarted from the positions at the end of the first lap, neither were allowed to restart.

CLASSIFIED:

Pos  Driver               Team                    Time
 1.  Lucas di Grassi      Manor Motorsport        5h 1:03.925
 2.  Adrian Sutil         ASM F3                  +     1.473
 3.  Lewis Hamilton       ASM F3                  +     2.262
 4.  Paul di Resta        Manor Motorsport        +     4.102
 5.  Sebastian Vettel     ASL Mucke Motorsport    +     9.099
 6.  Franck Perera        Prema Powerteam         +    12.216
 7.  Guillaume Moreau     Signature               +    12.721
 8.  Atila Abreu          ASL Mucke Motorsport    +    23.772
 9.  Fabio Carbone        Signature               +    26.177
10.  Alejandro Nunez      HBR Motorsport          +    27.243
11.  Esteban Guerrieri    Team Midland            +    29.254
12.  Marco Bonanomi       Prema Powerteam         +    32.374
13.  Nico Verdonck        Team Midland            +    37.595
14.  Filip Salaquarda     Team I.S.R.             +    42.025
15.  James Rossiter       Signature-Plus          +    42.690
16.  Thomas Holzer        AM-Holzer Rennsport     +    47.993
17.  Giedo van der Garde  Team Rosberg            +    48.022
18.  Greg Franchi         Prema Powerteam         +    48.689

NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS:

Driver            Team             One Lap
Kohei Hirate      Team Rosberg        8
Loic Duval        Signature-Plus      0
Hannes Neuhauser  HBR Motorsport      0
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