Thus, the battle for the European Championship title between Raffaele Marciello and the Swede remains open.
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.
Jordan King entered the penultimate meeting on the 2013 calendar unsure about his prospects around the Roman circuit...
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.
The finale of the 2103 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season concludes this weekend at Hockenheim, October 18-20.
Peter Mücke: "The championship title is still possible for Felix Rosenqvist, even if it will be tough."
Felix Rosenqvist: ”Obviously a disappointing weekend results-wise, although we did manage to make the most of where we were after qualifying.”
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 wins 26th round after Marciello fails to finish.
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
”An absolutely incredible weekend; this was more than I could have hoped for.”
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.
The eighth race weekend of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship ended for Felix Rosenqvist with a win
A strong performance by Felix Rosenqvist in the second race of the weekend for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Zandvoort.
The Red Bull junior driver won with a margin of 2.859 seconds from Felix Rosenqvist
Peter Mücke: "Not everything went well"
Jordan King is now fully capable of threatening the front-runners during his maiden campaign of F3 competition.
Antonio Giovinazzi, Sean Gelael and Double R’s third driver Tatiana Calderón all made good starts and thankfully managed to avoid race incidents.
Felix Rosenqvist: "Not the sort of weekend I was hoping for – but that’s motor racing."
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.
Roy Nissany in points on eighth position – Michael Lewis two times tenth.
Felix Rosenqvist: ”A psychological roller-coaster; and that makes me rate this win, and these results, very highly.”
There were not only countless yellow flags, the safety car also had to be deployed twice in this race.