The Swede was no less than 0,236 seconds faster than Esteban Ocon.
Frenchman took the lead from Antonio Giovinazzi at the start
In bright sunshine, the young drivers of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship completed their third official pre-season test day at the Red Bull Ring in Austria today.
The 20-year-old from Estonia went on to post the quickest time in session two and was then ninth quickest in the first of the two qualifying runs.
Tom Blomqvist was able to bring his car home in eighth place.
Jordan King travelled to the erstwhile Portuguese enclave of Macau targeting the top ten.
The race was over for Felix after the crash, right before it even really started.
The 2013 season has seen John Bryant-Meisner return to racing following recuperation from a career-threatening crash during testing in 2012.
Felix Rosenqvist: ”An incredible disappointment – but overall, a very strong season.”
The vice European champion Felix Rosenqvist secured the second position behind Alex Lynn in the race on the 6.12 km long city course.
Team-mate Jordan King also improved on his position from qualifying, working his way up into seventh place.
Marciello on pole, Rosenqvist and Lynn 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Jordan King: "I got out of the car after every session with a huge smile on my face, because it gave me such a massive buzz."
Felix Rosenqvist wins again after 2011 – Peter Mücke: "This is a great success for Felix and for our team as well"
Felix Rosenqvist: ”An unbelievable weekend – everything has gone absolutely according to plan. Big, big thanks to the entire team!”