Günther caps Formula 3 season with victory
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15 October 2017 – Prema's Maximilian Günther concluded the 2017 European Formula 3 campaign with victory at Hockenheim, as Joel Eriksson sealed the runner-up spot in the standings.
Günther cruised away from pole position and dominated throughout to score his fifth win of season, and his first since July's Norisring round.
Günther's triumph, though, was not enough for the German to take second in the standings, as Eriksson made gains from fifth on the grid to secure the runner-up position.
Eriksson moved into fourth off the line as front-row starter Callum Ilott bogged down, before overhauling Jake Hughes and Guan Yu Zhou in quick succession.
By then, Günther had established a three-second lead up front, and his position was not threatened through the remainder of the race.
Eriksson pulled clear of Zhou, who in turn kept champion Lando Norris at bay to record a podium finish, leaving the McLaren-backed Briton in fourth spot.
Ilott passed compatriot Hughes for fifth spot, while Pedro Piquet and Nikita Mazepin took seventh and eighth respectively.
Joey Mawson survived an airborne moment after running wide through Turn 11 to take ninth, as David Beckmann completed the top 10.
1. Lando Norris - 441 points
2. Joel Eriksson - 388 points
3. Maximilian Günther - 383 points