TWO GERMAN ROOKIES ON THE PODIUM AT HOCKENHEIM
For Sven Müller (Prema Powerteam), his home race at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg fully went according to plan: the rookie scored his maiden race win in the Formula 3 Euro Series. With his second-place finish in the race, Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) moved up to second place in the Euro Series’ standings. He is currently 13.5 points down on points’ leader Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam). With his third place, rookie driver Lucas Wolf (URD Rennsport) scored the maiden podium result for his team URD Rennsport in the Formula 3 Euro Series.
Starting from pole position, Lucas Wolf took the lead and held on to it until the ninth lap. Then, Sven Müller attacked his compatriot and went past. Another two laps later, Raffaele Marciello took second place from Lucas Wolf, who dropped to third. The trio took the flag in this order. The best-place guest driver, Lucas Auer, Gerhard Berger’s nephew, finished fourth. As points’ leader Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) retired with technical problems, the decision for the title in the Formula 3 Euro Series has been postponed to tomorrow’s final season round.
Sven Müller (Prema Powerteam): “The race was great. Partly, I really drove in full attack mode, because I definitely wanted to win. However, I have to admit as well that my rivals played it fairly. My wish was to win a race this year, and that is what I had been working for, and now, I am really happy.”
Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam): “My start was one of the best of the entire season and the race was very good, too. Lucas Wolf was fair when I attacked him and left me enough room. For tomorrow’s race, I hope to have an equally good start and to fight for the title with my team-mate Daniel Juncadella.”
Lucas Wolf (URD Rennsport): “I can’t describe the feeling of being on the Formua 3 Euro Series podium for the first time, and that in my home race and in front of my friends and my family. I had never expected to lead the race for nine laps. But like this, I continue my tradition to score at least one podium finish every year.”