Lando Norris took his second victory of the weekend in the final European Formula 3 race at the Nurburgring.

The McLaren junior found his way past polesitter Callum Ilott on the first racing lap and maintained the gap to second to finish eight tenths of a second ahead.

Norris’ Carlin team-mate Ferdinand Habsburg brought out the safety car on the opening lap. Habsburg locked up going into the first corner and collided with Guanyu Zhou. Both were sent into the gravel and out of the race.

Further along the lap, Joey Mawson and Tadasuke Makino collided. Mawson pitted with a puncture and dropped back through the order. Makino tried to continue with a damaged front wing, but eventually pitted and fell to the back of the field.

On the restart, Norris, Jake Hughes, and Ralf Aron quickly found their way past Ilott. Hughes stayed close to Norris, but was never quite close enough to challenge and finished second for the fifth time this season.

Aron took the final podium positon, whilst Ilott held off Jehan Daruvala to take fourth.

Maximilian Gunther took his first points of the weekend, finishing seventh ahead of Joel Eriksson.

Max Deforny finished ninth despite contact with Mick Schumacher. Schumacher also ran into trouble when he tagged Pedro Piquet and sent the Van Amersfort driver spinning. Both incidents are currently under investigation.

Nikita Mazepin took the final points paying position.

The race ended with yellow flags, brought out when Mawson collided with David Beckmann. The Van Amersfoort driver ran over a kerb with two laps remaining and into his former team-mate, causing both cars to retire.

 

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