Mick Schumacher was the star of the day, cruising to the lead at the first corner and securing his fourth win in as many rounds. Pole-sitter Robert Shwartzman eventually crossed the finishing line in second place, ending up in the slipstream of his team-mate. PREMA Theodore Racing experienced another exciting day at Nürburgring. After locking out the front row for the opening race of the FIA Formula 3 Championship weekend, the Italian squad stayed on the move when the lights went off and delivered a 1-2 finish. Schumacher and Shwartzman continued to show dominant form during the afternoon, topping the qualifying 2 session and locking out the front row of both race 2 and 3. Ralf Aron, who was starting from P5, climbed up to third place right away but eventually dropped back to fifth after a hard-fought battle. Making the most of the start and a re-start following an early safety-car, Ferrari Driver Academy men Marcus Armstrong and Guanyu Zhou gained a massive amount of positions compared to their penalty-affected starting spots. Armstrong, who was taking-off from P18, ended up in a stunning sixth place, while Zhou scored seventh place. The New Zealander took a fourth and a fifth place on the grids for the final two races of the weekend.
Mick Schumacher, Car #4
Combined Practice: P1 Fastest lap: 1:20.719
Qualifying 1: P2 Fastest lap: 1:20.684
Starting Grid Race 1: P2 Race 1: P1Qualifying 2: P1 Fastest lap: 1:20.805
Qualifying 3: P1 Fastest lap: 1:20.822
“My start was good and I managed to move up into the lead fairly quickly. Then, I tried to save my tyres as well as I could. Of course, I am very happy with this victory and with the 25 points that get me up into second place of the drivers’ standings and I can’t wait for race 2 and 3, when I will be starting from pole.”