EuroInternational driver Tom Blomqvist has been promoted to winner of the opening FIA European Formula 3 race at the Norisring.
Twelve drivers had twenty seconds added to their race time following the event when they were adjudged to have increased speed and gained time under double-waved yellow flag conditions when Tatiana Calderon retired on lap 16.
However several drivers have commented that the yellow flag had been withdrawn and that only a yellow light remained, an angle disputed by the stewards.
Original race winner Raffaele Marciello drops to 5th, while fellow podium sitter Alex Lynn is demoted to 7th place. Felix Rosenqvist, who raced under appeal, finished 2nd, but was disqualified following an apparent fuel irregularity in qualifying.
A decision as to whether Rosenqvist will or will not be reinstated into the results has yet to be reached.
Other drivers to be penalised twenty seconds include Jordan King, Michael Lewis, Lucas Wolf (who retired afterward), Felix Serralles, Pipo Derani , Alexander Sims, Lucas Auer, Jann Mardenborough, Roy Nissany and Nick Cassidy.
As a result, the final top ten behind Blomqvist were Harry Tincknell (2nd), Andre Rudersdorf (3rd), Eddie Cheever III (4th), Marciello (5th), Sandro Zeller (6th), Lynn (7th), Auer (8th), Serralles (9th) and Sims (10th).
Should Rosenqvist be reinstated, he will take the win.
There was a very unusual moment in the post race press conference when Blomqvist, Tincknell and Rudersdorf were interviewed despite not being informed of the penalties, leading to several moments of confusion on stage.
This was compounded by the sponsors backdrop falling on Blomqvist in the middle of the interview.
FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 6, Race 1 amended, Norisring; 39 laps) Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 35:46.466s* 1. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 35:49.810s 2. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW +3.551s 3. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW +13.521s 4. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc +14.925s 5. Raffaelle Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc +16.320s 6. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc +17.423s 7. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc +17.498s 8 Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc +17.866s 9. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc +18.397s 10. Alexander Sims T-Sport Dallara-Nissan +18.936s 11. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc +19.811s 12. Nick Cassidy Eurointernational Dallara-Merc +22.559s 13. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW +22.744s 14. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW +25.444s 15. Michela Cerruti Ferraris Dallara-Merc +28.621s 16. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc +28.783s 17. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc +33.936s 18. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan +2 laps Retirements: Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc +5 laps Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW +5 laps Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc +5 laps Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW +21 laps Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc +24 laps Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW +27 laps Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc +33 laps Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc +34 laps Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW +38 laps
*Rosenqvist racing under appeal following exclusion from qualifying for fuel irregularities.
FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 6, Race 1) Pos Driver Points 1. Raffaele Marciello 249.5 2. Felix Rosenqvist 212 3. Lucas Auer 169 4. Harry Tincknell 148 5. Alex Lynn 139.5 6. Tom Blomqvist 119.5 7. Felix Serralles 78 8. Jordan King 76 9. Sven Muller 60 10. Josh Hill 56 Pos Team Points 1. Prema Powerteam 436 2. Mucke Motorsport 302 3. Carlin 277 4. Fortec 150 5. EuroInternational 137