In a commanding way, Marco Wittmann decided the third DTM season round at the Hungaroring in his favour.
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Bruno Spengler 3rd, Robert Wickens 11th
At the Hungaroring, Marco Wittmann scored his second DTM race win of the 2014 season. With his BMW M4 DTM, the 24-year old crossed the finish line while in the lead after 1.08:35.291 hours. He had a margin of 6.615 seconds over Miguel Molna, who finished second with his Audi RS 5 DTM.
‘30 Years of DTM’ – do you still remember?
Following his first DTM win, secured in the 2014 season opener at Hockenheim, BMW driver Marco Wittmann will be – for the first time in his DTM career – the hunted, in the second of the season’s 10 rounds, held this weekend (16th to 18th May) at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.
This weekend, the Southern-French city of Pau will be the venue of the third and fourth rounds of the new FIA European Formula 3 Championship
GP de Pau: Who will be the successor of Marco Wittmann?
The majority of the drivers racing in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series have opted for also contesting the 71st Grand Prix de Pau. In 2011, that year’s Formula 3 Euro Series Marco Wittmann driver won the race at the partly tight and extremely selective street circuit located at the foot of the Pyrenees, thus giving the French Team Signature a highly acclaimed home win.
Today, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) celebrated the biggest victory of his motorsport career to date.
At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit, the Spaniard won the 58th Macau Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious Formula 3 races. After an action-packed race, Marco Wittmann (Signature) finished third behind Felipe Nasr (Carlin). Thus, a driver from the Formula 3 Euro Series wins the race in the former Portuguese colony for the third year in a row.
Starting from pole position, Marco Wittmann only had to battle for his position in the first run up to the Lisboa corner
Marco Wittmann (Signature) has won the qualification race for the 58th Macau Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday at 15.30 h local time (8.30 h CET). At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, the German Euro Series’ driver finished ahead of Felipe Nasr (Carlin) and Formula 3 Euro Series’ Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam), who finished second and third respectively. Six drivers from the Formula 3 Euro Series scored a top ten finish.
58th Macau Grand Prix qualifying report
In second qualifying for the 58th Macau Grand Prix, that took place in dry conditions, Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:12.790 minutes) came out on top. This year’s runner-up of the Formula 3 Euro Series only came to the fore in the final seconds of a thrilling qualifying session, toppling Euro Series’ champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:12.854 minutes), who ended up second. At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit in the former Portuguese colony, the two Formula 3 Euro Series’ drivers were separated by only 0.064 seconds.
Roberto Merhi already moved up to the top of the time sheets at the start of the first qualifying session.
Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:28.860 minutes), the reigning Formula 3 Euro Series champion, showed off his skills in first qualifying for the 58th Macau Grand Prix. At the rain-soaked 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, the Spaniard set the fastest time from Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:30.535 minutes) and Felipe Nasr (Carlin, 2:30.639 minutes).
In the end, there was just one statistic where he didn’t prevail
Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) did not only win the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series title but also secured the top position in nearly every season statistic: He won more races than anybody else, secured more podiums than any other driver, clinched the biggest number of poles for the first and the third races – and the biggest number of fastest race laps also was set by the Prema driver.
Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) completed the best season of his motorsport career to date with a victory.
In the Formula 3 Euro Series finale at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the already-crowned champion from Spain won from the best rookie Nigel Melker (Mücke Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Mücke Motorsport).
“I am happy to have won my first race in the Formula 3 Euro Series” – Rosenqvist
Masters winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) had to wait a long time before he could finally celebrate a victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series as well. In the 26th season round at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, he took the chequered flag in first place. Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) came home second ahead of Daniel Abt (Signature).
“My start was one of the best of the year” – Merhi
Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) won the 25th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport), celebrating his tenth victory of the season. Moreover, he helped his Prema Powerteam win this year’s teams’ title.
Although he is already champion, Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 1:31.693 minutes) didn’t let go in the finale.
In Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at Hockenheim, he drove the fastest race lap. Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 1:31.783 minutes) was only 0.09 seconds slower at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Novice Carlos Sainz jr. (Signature, 1:32.022 minutes) surprised by ending up third in his maiden Euro Series qualifying ahead of Daniel Abt (Signature, 1:32.126 minutes).
Farewell Kumho – new tyre and series partner from 2012
Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) may look forward to a relaxed season finale as he can contest the final rounds of the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season at the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg without having to cope with any pressure: after all, the Spaniard succeeded in winning the title as early as on the penultimate race weekend of the season, at Valencia.
Marco Wittmann (Signature) was victorious in the third Formula 3 Euro Series race at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone circuit.
In spite of a drive through penalty for jumping the start, points’ leader Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) still to the chequered flag in second place. Carlos Muñoz (Signature) ended up third in the race that had many entertaining position fights. With six races remaining, Merhi’s advantage in the drivers’ standings is 76 points, Wittmann has moved up into second place again.
Roberto Merhi secured an early title in the new FIA Formula 3 International Trophy
At the 4.307 kilometres long track at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) scored the biggest success of his motorsport career to date: he won the prestigious RTL GP Masters of Formula 3.