Hockenheimring II: Series race 2 report

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Juncadella wins final race, Wittmann claims runner-up spot Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) won the final round of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series. With his maiden victory, the Spaniard also claimed the first win of the season of the Prema ...

Juncadella wins final race, Wittmann claims runner-up spot

Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) won the final round of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series. With his maiden victory, the Spaniard also claimed the first win of the season of the Prema Powerteam. Roberto Merhi (Mucke Motorsport) finished second. He completed the second Spanish 1-2 after the two Iberians had already scored a double win during the series' first appearance of this year at Hockenheim.

Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) secured himself third place after Laurens Vanthoor (Signature), who was originally third, was disqualified because there wasn't enough fuel left in the tank of his car. In spite of finishing seventh, Marco Wittmann (Signature) still secured himself runner-up spot behind champion Edoardo Mortara (Signature), who was subsequently disqualified from the race for the same reason as his team-mate Vanthoor. The Italian already claimed the title at Oschersleben four weeks ago.

After the battle for the rookie title was already decided in favour of Antonio Felix da Costa (Motopark Academy) in yesterday's 17th season round, today's race was about the battle for runner-up spot. Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) had to win today to use his limited chance. However, he only finished third and thus failed to take runner-up spot away from Wittmann. Thus, second place in the final standings was also occupied by a Signature driver after the French team had already claimed the drivers' crown with Mortara. Bottas ended up third in the final points' standings ahead of his team-mate Alexander Sims (ART Grand Prix).

Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam): "The final race is always very important and therefore, winning it is even more beautiful. After the start today, I concentrated on being fast and not to cross the track limits."

Roberto Merhi (Mucke Motorsport): "I can be quite happy with finishing second from fourth place on the grid. I tried to follow Dani, but unfortunately, I made two little mistakes."

-source: f3 euro series

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