Supreme Stroll takes Hockenheim European Formula 3 race two win

Formula 1-bound Formula 3 European champion Lance Stroll made it two out of two so far at the Hockenheim finale with a consummate drive to victory

Supreme Stroll takes Hockenheim European Formula 3 race two win

Stroll aced the start in his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes while front-row partner Jake Hughes fluffed his getaway, and instantly pulled out a 1.5-second margin on the opening lap.

Red Bull junior Sergio Sette Camara was the man in second place in the early stages in his Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen, having jumped Hughes and third-starting team-mate Joel Eriksson from fourth on the grid.

But Sette Camara had not only jumped these cars, he was also deemed to have jumped the start.

After keeping the gap to Stroll to between 1.5 and 2.0s for the first eight laps, the Brazilian was called in for a drive-through penalty.

That handed second to Eriksson, who was 3.6s behind the far-gone Stroll.

Eriksson actually brought the margin down in tiny increments over the next few laps, while in turn third-placed Callum Ilott - who had battled wheel to wheel with Eriksson on the opening tour - brought his Van Amersfoort Racing machine closer to the Swede.

NEWS UPDATE: Ilott loses podium over fuel infringement

But with a few laps remaining Stroll began building the margin again, finally crossing the line 4.7s to the good.

"It was actually a tricky race because the sun came down to about the worst level," said Stroll.

"I couldn't actually see anything at some parts of the track, so I had to concentrate hard to not outbrake myself.

"But the rest of the race went very smoothly."

David Beckmann made it to fifth on the first lap thanks to an awesome exit from Turn 1 that swept him up the order from seventh on the grid.

The Mucke Motorsport driver closed on Ilott to the finish, with the recovering Hughes's Carlin machine in turn not far behind Beckmann.

Ralf Aron took sixth in his Prema car, while Hitech GP's George Russell once again put on a fantastic performance, this time from 16th on the grid after his penalty for an engine change.

Russell made his way up to seventh, setting fastest lap, although could not shake Anthoine Hubert (VAR), who in turn had the Prema car of Maximilian Gunther shadowing him.

Ben Barnicoat came out on top of a three-way all-Hitech battle with Nikita Mazepin and Alexander Sims to claim the final point.

Sims had escaped from a ferocious early scrap with Nick Cassidy, the two factory GT professionals banging wheels twice before a final clash that sidelined the Kiwi with damage to the left front.

RESULTS - 23 LAPS

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 35m50.860s
2 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 4.727s
3 David Beckmann kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 6.793s
4 Jake Hughes Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 7.466s
5 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 12.314s
6 George Russell Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 14.881s
7 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 15.601s
8 Maximilian Guenther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 18.006s
9 Ben Barnicoat Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 24.546s
10 Nikita Mazepin Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 25.423s
11 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 25.887s
12 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 26.697s
13 Guanyu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 30.402s
14 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 31.325s
15 Mikkel Jensen kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 35.049s
16 Lando Norris Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 35.673s
17 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 38.581s
18 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 38.846s
19 Andy Chang ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m04.448s
20 Dan Ticktum Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 2 Laps
- Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes Disqualified
- Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes Retirement


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