Nurgburgring F3: Stroll extends championship lead with lights-to-flag win

Lance Stroll was dominant in the first European F3 race of the Nurburgring round, winning by 6.6s over teammate and main title rival Maximilian Gunther.

Nurgburgring F3: Stroll extends championship lead with lights-to-flag win

As original pole-sitter Sergio Sette Camara received a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change, it was Stroll starting the race from first.

He converted that into a Turn 1 lead and quickly pulled away from the rest of the field to lead by over four seconds by the end of the Lap 10 and eventually cross the line with a gap of 6.6s.

Nick Cassidy ran the first half of the race in the same place he started but suddenly lost a couple of places as his car temporarily went into VSC mode at the back straight.

He fell behind Gunther and George Russell, who completed the podium, with Cassidy holding off an attack from Callum Ilott to finish fourth.

The Briton previously managed to steal fifth from Ralf Aron when the Estonian tried to pass Cassidy at Turn 1 but got blocked.

Motopark duo Joel Eriksson and Niko Kari finished seventh and eighth respectively followed by Ben Barnicoat and Sette Camara.

With his eighth win of the year, Stroll's lead in the championship is 68 points over Gunther.

 

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Series Formula European Masters
Event Nürburgring
Location Nürburgring
Drivers Lance Stroll
Teams Prema Powerteam
Author David Gruz