Will Buller claims first F3 Euro Series victory in Austria

Will Buller controlled the pace at the front to take his maiden F3 Euro Series victory in the second race at Spielberg on Saturday afternoon

Will Buller claims first F3 Euro Series victory in Austria

The British driver made a perfect getaway from pole position on the reversed grid and was never troubled as he took the chequered flag by 1.2 seconds and gave Carlin its first series win for three years.

American Michael Lewis shook off the attention of Tom Blomqvist to claim second place - the Prema driver's best Euro Series finish. Blomqvist's result was his first podium and the first for the ma-con team in the Euro Series as well.

Sven Muller and Jazeman Jaafar rounded out the top five for the Prema and Carlin squads respectively.

Behind them came the battle of the race as Pascal Wehrlein, Carlos Sainz Jr, Daniel Juncadella and Raffaele Marciello grappled over sixth for the duration of the 13 laps.

Prema driver Juncadella, who started second, found himself mired in the battle after stalling on the line and falling outside the top 10. But his recovery brought him into the thick of the fight.

Although visibly slower than the rest, Wehrlein defended his position perfectly, losing his spot to championship leader Marciello at the Remus Kurve on lap eight, but then retaking it at the next corner as the Italian ran wide on the exit.

While that was happening, Juncadella was banging wheels with Sainz's Carlin machine a few feet further back, having clattered the inside kerb at Remus.

Marciello pushed too hard the following lap, running wide at Turn 1 and being launched a few feet into the air after hitting the Ludwig kerbs violently. This allowed both Sainz and Juncadella past, although neither could challenge Wehrlein's Mucke Motorsport Dallara.

Behind them, ma-con driver Emil Bernstorff passed Andrea Roda's Zeller car early in the race to secure the final spot in the top 10.

After suffering a spin and a drive-through in race one, Felix Rosenqvist had another disappointing race. The Mucke driver kept going after taking off on the Turn 1 Ludwig kerbs on lap one and then retired after contact with Lucas Wolf (URD) at Turn 3 a few laps later.

Results - 13 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Will Buller Carlin Dallara-VW 19m14.359s 2. Michael Lewis Prema Dallara-Merc + 1.266s 3. Tom Blomqvist ma-con Dallara-VW + 2.268s 4. Sven Muller Prema Dallara-Merc + 3.306s 5. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW + 4.006s 6. Pascal Wehrlein Mucke Dallara-Merc + 4.582s 7. Carlos Sainz Jr Carlin Dallara-VW + 6.233s 8. Daniel Juncadella Prema Dallara-Merc + 6.808s 9. Raffaelle Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc + 7.886s 10. Emil Bernstorff ma-con Dallara-VW + 10.708s 11. Andrea Roda Zeller Dallara-Merc + 14.352s 12. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc + 20.114s 13. Luis Sa Silva Angola Dallara-Merc + 22.833s 14. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc + 23.202s 15. Philip Ellis GU Dallara-Merc + 28.051s Retirements: Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1 lap 
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