DANIEL JUNCADELLA IS THE FORMULA 3 EURO SERIES CHAMPION
After the first two races of the weekend, things got tense again, but eventually, the favourite prevailed: for Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam), a fourth-place finish at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was enough to secure the Formula 3 Euro Series’ title. Victory went to Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport), who finished ahead of his second-placed team-mate Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport). Guest driver Alex Lynn (Fortec Motorsport) was delighted with third place.
At the start, Felix Rosenqvist took the lead from Daniel Juncadella. On lap seven, Wehrlein, who ended the season as the best rookie and runner-up, overtook Juncadella and started closing the gap to race leader Rosenqvist. He didn’t need long to close the gap, but he couldn’t find a way past the Swede. Meanwhile, Juncadella lost a place to Alex Lynn, but managed to keep Lynn’s team-mate Felix Serralles (Fortec Motorsport) at bay. For Juncadella, that was enough to secure the title following a pair of retirements due to technical reasons in the first two races.
Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam): “The weekend wasn’t like I had expected it. After the technical problems I had yesterday, my team had been looking for the mistake all night long and almost replaced everything. Today, I drove clever more than anything else. I let Pascal and Alex past without any defence, because I knew that fourth place would be enough. Having the Formula 3 Euro Series’ title on one’s CV is something very valuable.”
Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport): “There is no better way to end a season than with a pair of wins and two pole positions. Pascal put a lot of pressure on me today, but I managed to bring victory home without a real battle. Congratulations to Pascal for winning the rookie title and to Daniel for winning the Formula 3 Euro Series’ title.”
Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport): “Of course, I would rather have won, but I think, second place is a good result, too. It has been a good season for me. I am happy to become runner-up as a rookie in such a strong series like the Formula 3 Euro Series.”
Alex Lynn (Fortec Motorsport): “All in all, it has been a good weekend, although, of course, we had less experience in the Formula 3 Euro Series than most other teams and drivers. For me, it was a kind of test, because I want to race in the Formula 3 Euro Series next season.”