'No winner' in first Norisring Formula 3 race after Daniel Juncadella's exclusion

The amended result of the first Formula 3 race of the weekend at the Norisring has been published - with no winner

'No winner' in first Norisring Formula 3 race after Daniel Juncadella's exclusion

Daniel Juncadella was excluded from his on-the-road victory for collisions with Pascal Wehrlein and Raffaele Marciello. It was fully expected that, with his exclusion, all other drivers would move up one place in the classification.

But William Buller, who stood to inherit the win, remains second in the results, with everyone else keeping the same positions.

It meant that the eighth-place slot on the reversed grid was left vacant, with Juncadella forced to start at the rear and ninth-placed Sven Muller - who would usually be expected to have moved up to eighth and inherited pole - keeping his fifth-row position.

The result also deprives Buller of the chance to move to within one point of Juncadella for the F3 Euro Series leadership.

It is understood that officials claim there is a precedent for this (it also happened during the 1983 Formula 1 season, most famously when Keke Rosberg was excluded from second in the Brazilian Grand Prix), and that it is because the exclusion was for a driving infringement rather than a technical illegality. But Buller's team principal Trevor Carlin is understood to be protesting the result.

Juncadella's Prema Powerteam team-mate Marciello also had to start from the rear of the grid, as a result of a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change.

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