Marco Wittmann wins again in wet race three at the Norisring

Marco Wittmann sustained race-long pressure from Roberto Merhi to take his second F3 Euro Series win of the weekend at a wet Norisring

Marco Wittmann wins again in wet race three at the Norisring

Signature driver Wittmann led every lap of the race, which was started under the safety car due to the wet conditions.

Merhi (Prema) made quick work of Signature's Carlos Munoz and Daniel Abt to get into second early on, but for several laps after that he could not prevent Wittmann from gradually extending his lead.

The gap got up to 3.6 seconds by lap 21, but Merhi then fought back and brought it down to 1.7s in the next eight laps.

Wittmann then responded to break the Spaniard's challenge, and the gap eventually stabilised at just over two seconds. Merhi maintained the pressure though, meaning that the race leader could not afford a single mistake.

Abt held on to take third, making up for the podium finish he had taken away from him yesterday for causing a collision.

Laurens Vanthoor (Signature) put in a mature drive to methodically climb from 12th to fourth with little fanfare, as Mucke's Felix Rosenqvist settled for fifth after running wide at Turn 1 nine laps from the end when Vanthoor was close behind.

Kuba Giermaziak recovered from a late race spin to hold off Jimmy Eriksson for sixth, while Kimiya Sato dropped to eighth after a punt from Giermaziak mid-race spun him around at Turn 1.

Once again the results remain provisional as the stewards are investigating potential yellow flag infringements, which led to a host of penalties in yesterday's first race.

Results - 40 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Marco Wittmann Signature Dallara-VW 40m02.955s 2. Roberto Merhi Prema Dallara-Merc + 2.252s 3. Daniel Abt Signature Dallara-VW + 14.194s 4. Laurens Vanthoor Signature Dallara-VW + 24.435s 5. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc + 29.892s 6. Kuba Giermaziak Star Dallara-VW + 33.283s 7. Jimmy Eriksson Motopark Dallara-VW + 38.974s 8. Kimiya Sato Motopark Dallara-VW + 40.813s 9. Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Dallara-Merc + 1 lap 10. Nigel Melker Mucke Dallara-Merc + 1 lap 11. Daniel Juncadella Prema Dallara-Merc + 1 lap 12. Alon Day HS Dallara-VW + 2 laps 13. Carlos Munoz Signature Dallara-VW + 2 laps Retirements: Gianmarco Raimondo Prema Dallara-VW 7 laps 
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