Volkswagen drivers extend lead in Euro Series standings With a one-two win in Saturday's race and a podium position on Sunday at Hockenheim, the Volkswagen drivers Edoardo Mortara (Italy) and Marco Wittmann (Germany) have extended their double...
Volkswagen drivers extend lead in Euro Series standings
With a one-two win in Saturday's race and a podium position on Sunday at Hockenheim, the Volkswagen drivers Edoardo Mortara (Italy) and Marco Wittmann (Germany) have extended their double lead in the overall standings of the Formula 3 Euro Series.
Wittmann celebrated his first ever race win in Formula 3 on Saturday: after clinching the pole position, the 20-year-old managed a commanding start-finish victory in front of his 23-year-old team-mate Mortara. The two started into the second race on Sunday from grid positions seven and eight - the first four rows on the grid are formed by the reverse result of Saturday's race - and consistently pushed forwards. Signature driver Mortara finished third, clinching his fourth consecutive podium place; his team colleague Wittmann saw the chequered flag in fourth place.
Antonio Felix da Costa from the Volkswagen Motopark Academy team was struck by misfortune, though. The Portuguese had an optimal starting base from position two on the grid for the race on Sunday which he was leading for some of the time. But a drive-through penalty he received for leaving the prescribed lane caused him to drop out of the points.
Kris Nissen, Volkswagen Motorsport Director: "After the successful season opener in France we've experienced another successful weekend in the Formula 3 Euro Series: with two victories, a pole position and two Volkswagen drivers heading the overall standings, we're more than happy. I think that the combination of the Signature team, our drivers and the Volkswagen engine currently representst the strongest package in the Formula 3 Euro Series."
#5 - Edoardo Mortara (Italy) - Volkswagen Dallara F308 -
Qualifying: 3rd place - race 1: 2nd place - race 2: 3rd place
"Obviously, I'm pleased when I look at the points score, places two and three are basically okay. But those who know me know how much I'd have liked to have won here - I'm still lacking a victory at Hockenheim."
#6 - Marco Wittmann (Germany) - Volkswagen Dallara F308 -
Qualifying: 1st place - race 1: 1st place - race 2: 4th place
"Of course my first win in Formula 3 makes me proud and happy, especially here at Hockenheim. On top of that, I've been able to slightly reduce my gap to Edoardo in the overall standings - I wouldn't mind things continuing this way."