Jules Bianchi put in a dominant performance at Oschersleben to take his fifth F3 Euro Series victory of the season on Saturday. The championship leader cruised away at the front after making a good start, and his eventual winning margin over teammate Valtteri Bottas was 10 seconds.
Behind the ART pairing, Roberto Merhi took a lonely third place. The Spaniard's only drama came on lap 10, when he went off on the exit of the chicane after Bottas had made a similar error. However, even that slight mistake wasn't enough to enable Christian Vietoris to close up, and the German's fourth place means he has lost even more ground to Bianchi in the championship.
Alexander Sims followed his Mucke teammate home to take fifth place, with a good start being key to him vaulting up from seventh on the grid, while Jean Karl Vernay completed the top six.
Former championship leader Stefano Coletti had a quiet race to seventh place, while the final point and pole for Sunday's race went to Mika Maki.
The Finn dropped from sixth to eighth at the start, and he was kept on his toes in the closing stages by Esteban Gutierrez, who was occasionally able to get close enough to apply some pressure to the Finn.
Pos Driver Team Car Time/Gap
1 Jules Bianchi ART D/M 30m13.182s
2 Valtteri Bottas ART D/M + 10.191s
3 Roberto Merhi Manor D/M + 15.973s
4 Christian Vietoris Mucke D/M + 18.803s
5 Alexander Sims Mucke D/M + 23.679s
6 Jean-Karl Vernay Signature D/V + 25.585s
7 Stefano Coletti Prema D/M + 26.233s
8 Mika Maki Signature D/V + 31.023s
9 Esteban Gutierrez ART D/M + 31.668s
10 Marco Wittmann Mucke D/M + 36.219s
11 Henkie Waldschmidt SG D/M + 37.349s
12 Sam Bird Mucke D/M + 38.132s
13 Christopher Zanella Motopark D/M + 52.263s
14 Tiago Geronimi Signature D/V + 54.187s
15 Basil Shaaban Prema D/M + 59.653s
16 Jake Rosenzweig Carlin D/V +1m00.203s
17 Renger van der Zande Motopark D/M +1m03.149s
18 Johnny Cecotto Jr HBR D/M +1m14.267s
19 Nick Tandy Kolles D/V +1m14.739s
20 Johan Jokinen Kolles D/V +1m14.862s
21 Andrea Caldarelli SG D/M +1m17.669s
22 Brendon Hartley Carlin D/V + 1 lap
23 Pedro Nunes Manor D/M + 1 lap
24 Cesar Ramos Manor D/M + 1 lap
Tom Dillmann HBR D/M 17 laps