More than 50 percent of the 29-driver Macau grid contested the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
Raffaele Marciello won the 30th and final race of the season ahead of Felix Rosenqvist, who finished second. Lucas Auer claimed the final podium slot of the season.
On a cool sunny day, the title fight has yet to be decided as Rosenqvist takes the first race win of the weekend to close the points gap to Marciello.
Let the title fight begin.
The battle heated up for the FIA F3 European crown during qualifying at Hockenheimring
Marciello increased the gap on his most direct follower up to 45,5 lenghts, thanks to the 434,5 points achieved since the first event in Monza to the last in Vallelunga.
Championship fight goes down to the wire for the 2013 finale at Hockenheimring
The race winner was Alex Lynn (Prema Powerteam) from Alexander Sims (ThreeBond with T-Sport) and Daniil Kvyat (Carlin).
Alex Lynn (Prema Powerteam) joined the Ferrari Driver Academy protégé on the podium.
Raffaele Marciello and Felix Rosenqvist hold the points lead after the first race of the weekend in Italy
For Raffaele Marciello’s title rival Felix Rosenqvist the qualifying sessions didn’t run as he had hoped they would.
Sean Gelael and Tatiana Calderón concluded a tough race in 20th and 24th positions respectively.
The duel between Raffaele Marciello and Felix Rosenqvist for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title is becoming a thrilling affair.
A strong performance by Felix Rosenqvist in the second race of the weekend for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Zandvoort.
Regardless of what was going on elsewhere during the Nurburgring meeting for the FIA F3 European Championship, the key story was that man Raffaele Marciello.
Lucas Auer and Luis Felipe Derani rounded out the podium after the third race.
Luis Felipe Derani scores first podium.
Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) also claimed the first victory of the weekend in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
Prema Powerteam driver and series points leader, Raffaele Marciello swept qualifying for the triple-pole on the Nürburgring short circuit in this weekend's FIA Formula 3 European Championship battle.
The new race winner is now Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam). Alex Lynn (Prema Powerteam) was classified second, Félix Serallés (Fortec Motorsport) is now in third place.
There were not only countless yellow flags, the safety car also had to be deployed twice in this race.
The Formula 3 drivers in the European series are ready for the Norisring challenge in Nuremberg, Germany.