Formula 3 European Championship: Fifth victory for Lance Stroll
The Canadian national anthem was again performed at Norisring after Lance Stroll gained his second victory this weekend at famous 2.3-km German race track. For the 17-year-old Prema Powerteam driver it was the fifth victory this season in the Formula 3 European Championship and after fifteen races he was in the dominant lead in the championship classification.
Same as in the first race on Saturday, Lance Stroll started from pole and remained in front until the chequered flag. The 24-lap race was interrupted three times with Safety car interventions, including red flag period in the middle of the race. As we all know, the Norisring is a short but intense race track, with its famous hairpin which takes victims in almost every race. This time, the victims of hairpin and other turns were George Russel, Joel Eriksson, Pedro Piquet, Ryan Tveter, Niko Kari, David Beckmann and Mikkel Jensen.
Of 13 drivers who completed all 24 laps, Anthoine Hubert (Van Amersfoort Racing) finished second and scored his second-best result, after yesterday’s victory, while Sergio Sette Camara (Motopark) grabbed his second season’s podium. Guanyu Zhou (Motopark) finished fourth, ahead of Maximilian Gunther (Prema Powerteam), who remained in the second place in the championship standings.
At the mid point of the season, with 15 races to go, Stroll collects 234 points, 86 more than Gunther. The next round is scheduled for July 15-17 at Zandvoort.