Felix followed up his fifth-place finish in this morning’s Race 1 with sixth in the second 22-lap contest of the weekend at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon, having opted for a conservative tyre strategy.
Starting the event from fifth on the grid, Felix dropped to seventh over the opening laps as he nursed a set of used tyres against rivals shod with two – or in some cases four – new slicks.
When Jordan King was later forced into the pits with damage to his Carlin Dallara, Felix inherited sixth, a position he then held on to across the line as he followed fifth-placed Max Verstappen home.
The race was red-flagged on the 22nd and final lap when Antonio Fuoco launched himself over the back of Jake Dennis in the Mercedes Arena, but the late timing of the incident meant a restart was never on the cards.
British squad Carlin celebrated yet another success, scoring a one-two victory courtesy of Tom Blomqvist and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Felix’s conservative tyre approach in Race 2 will stand him in better stead for tomorrow’s season-concluding Race 3, which he is set to start from third place on fresh Hankook rubber.
“I always knew that this race was going to be tough given our conservative tyre strategy. The pace obviously suffered accordingly, but I tried to hold on as well as I could. I had a lot of understeer, and it was not the easiest race I’ve driven – but hopefully we will be able to reap the rewards tomorrow. I will have better tyres by then, and – starting from third – I’m aiming to finish this season off on a real high.”
|1||31||Tom Blomqvist / GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||19||30:37.664||1:33.423|
|2||19||Antonio Giovinazzi / ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||19||30:41.567||1:33.598|
|3||3||Lucas Auer / AUT kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||19||30:42.947||1:33.480|
|4||2||Esteban Ocon / FRA Prema Powerteam||19||30:43.650||1:33.873|
|5||30||Max Verstappen / NED Van Amersfoort Racing||19||30:45.757||1:33.979|
|6||27||Felix Rosenqvist / SWE kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||19||30:47.082||1:34.124|
|7||4||Roy Nissany / ISR kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||19||30:49.829||1:34.490|
|8||18||Tatiana Calderón / COL Jo Zeller Racing||19||30:51.133||1:34.565|
|9||16||Gustavo Menezes / USA Van Amersfoort Racing||19||30:54.247||1:34.633|
|10||26||Dennis van de Laar / NED Prema Powerteam||19||30:57.853||1:34.746|
|11||21||Félix Serrallés / USA Team West-TecF3||19||31:01.596||1:35.058|
|12||28||Jake Dennis / GBR Carlin||19||31:02.241||1:34.917|
|13||25||Antonio Fuoco / ITA Prema Powerteam||19||31:02.660||1:34.332|
|14||5||Jordan King / GBR Carlin||19||31:04.588||1:34.264|
|15||6||Edward Jones / UAE Carlin||19||31:06.559||1:34.229|
|16||15||Jules Szymkowiak / NED Van Amersfoort Racing||19||31:08.623||1:35.016|
|17||12||Alexander Toril / ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport||19||31:09.297||1:35.037|
|18||10||Santino Ferrucci / USA Fortec Motorsports||19||31:10.380||1:35.327|
|19||20||Sean Gelael / INA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||19||31:13.085||1:33.977|
|20||32||Nick Cassidy / NZL ThreeBond with T-Sport||19||31:14.438||1:34.569|
|21||17||Sandro Zeller / SUI Jo Zeller Racing||19||31:17.560||1:35.500|
|22||11||Richard Goddard / AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport||19||31:20.229||1:35.318|
|23||22||Wing Chung Chang / MAC Team West-Tec F3||19||31:23.737||1:36.289|
|–||8||Michele Beretta / ITA Eurointernational||16||31:38.320||1:35.545|
|–||29||Stefano Coletti / MCO Eurointernational||8||13:50.157||1:35.854|