Jean-Karl Vernay took his first F3 Euro Series victory in race two at Hockenheim today.
The French driver made a storming start from third on the grid to lead into the first corner. He initially led a train of eight cars, but gradually he and Christian Vietoris were able to break away.
While the German challenged for the lead occasionally in the middle of the race, Vernay eventually opened up a lead of just over one second which he was able to maintain.
The lead pair broke free of the chasing pack as Jules Bianchi struggled to maintain his pace in third, but the ART driver resisted several attacks -- including a tap from behind at the hairpin from Mika Maki -- to hold on to that place.
Race one winner Stefano Coletti closed in on their battle towards the end but had to settle for fifth, ahead of Sam Bird who took the final point in sixth place.
Pole-sitter Atte Mustonen ended up missing out on the points after gradually falling away during the closing stages. The Finn initially held on to a solid third place after a poor first lap, but he was picked off by those behind as the race wore on.
Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1. Jean-Karl Vernay Signature D/V 41m01.954s
2. Christian Vietoris Mucke D/M +1.289
3. Jules Bianchi ART D/M +8.209
4. Mika Maki Signature D/V +8.698
5. Stefano Coletti Prema D/M +9.721
6. Sam Bird Mucke D/M +9.890
7. Atte Mustonen Motopark D/M +11.180
8. Alexander Sims Mucke D/M +17.173
9. Henkie Waldschmidt SG D/M +21.865
10. Roberto Merhi Manor D/M +29.018
11. Robert Wickens Kolles D/V +30.180
12. Matteo Chinosi Prema D/M +40.395
13. Basil Shaaban Prema D/M +42.477
14. Pedro Henrique Manor D/M +50.945
15. Kevin Mirocha HBR D/M +1 lap
16. Valtteri Bottas ART D/M +1 lap
Tiago Geronimi Signature D/V 20 laps
Alexandre Marsoin SG D/M 16 laps
Brendon Hartley Carlin D/V 16 laps
Esteban Gutierrez ART D/M 15 laps
Andrea Caldarelli SG D/M 14 laps
Johnny Cecotto Jr HBR D/M 12 laps
Christopher Zanella Motopark D/M 12 laps
Adrien Tambay ART D/M 12 laps
Carlo van Dam Kolles D/V 7 laps
Marco Wittmann Mucke D/M 0 laps
Cesar Ramos Manor D/M 0 laps
Jake Rosenzweig Carlin D/V 0 laps
Fastest lap, Maki 1m34.554s