F3 Euro Series
Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) claimed victory in the 21st season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series. At the 4.005 kilometres long Circuit Ricardo Tormo near the Spanish city of Valencia, the Swede took the lead at the start and won from Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) and Italian Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam). With his second podium finish in his home event, Juncadella defended his lead in the Formula 3 Euro Series drivers’ standings, Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) is second, followed by Marciello.
The race was already decided on the first metres: in the dash towards the first corner, Felix Rosenqvist overtook Daniel Juncadella, who had started from pole position. While in the lead, the Mücke driver pulled clear from Juncadella and took the flag after 27 laps with a margin of 5.472 seconds. Behind third-placed Raffaele Marciello, Pascal Wehrlein finished as the best rookie in fourth place.
One weekend before the end of the season, the Prema Powerteam claimed an early title in the Formula 3 Euro Series teams’ classification. A pair of victories achieved by Marciello and Lewis and four more podium finishes were enough for the Italian team to wrap it up at Valencia.
Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport): “The start was just like in the first race, apart from the fact that I didn’t get a drive-through penalty this time. My car was good and I kept attacking until the end of the race.”
Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam): “First of all, I have to say that Felix has deserved victory here. His start was better than mine and his speed in the race was better than mine, too. He has done a great job. I am not really happy, because today, my car wasn’t as good as yesterday. But I have scored many points by finishing second and now I have good chances to secure the title in the finale at Hockenheim.”
Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam): “Today, my car oversteered a lot. Nevertheless, I finished the race in third place ahead of Pascal Wehrlein, my rival for runner-up spot in the Formula 3 Euro Series drivers’ standings.