Joel Eriksson (Motopark) took victory in race two at Spielberg, but no longer has a chance of taking the drivers’ title after Lando Norris (Carlin) finished in second.
Eriksson led from pole at the start and succeeded in keeping Norris behind him on the opening lap.
Over the course of the 25-lap race, Norris stayed within a second of Eriksson, but struggled to find a way past and allowed the Swede to keep up his fifth win of the season.
Nikita Mazepin (Hitech GP) claimed third place ahead of Callum Ilott (Prema Powerteam) with Jehan Daruvala (Carlin) holding off Ralf Aron (Hitech GP) for fifth place.
After the race, Eriksson summarized his race: “My start was perfect. On the opening lap, I had to defend my lead, but it was a relatively calm race after that. I tried to save my tyres, but I was still able to keep a good speed. The only minor issue I had during the race is that I lost my right rear-view mirror. Otherwise, it was a smooth affair.”
Only Maximilian Günther (Prema Powerteam) can now prevent Norris from becoming champion, and is currently 82 points behind the McLaren junior following his seventh-place finish.
Jake Hughes (Hitech GP) originally finished ahead of the German in seventh, but was handed a ten second time penalty for his collision with Ferdinand Habsburg (Carlin) at Turn 4 on the final lap.
Because of this, Joey Mawson (Van Amersfoort Racing) was promoted to eighth ahead of the home favourite Ferdinand Habsburg (Carlin), with Mick Schumacher (Prema Powerteam) completing the top ten.
Tadasuke Makino (Hitech GP) was also running in the points early on but received a drive through penalty for a jump start.
FIA Formula Three Round Twenty-Six Starting Grid:
|1 Joel Eriksson (SWE), Motopark, 1:23.431||2 Lando Norris (GBR), Carlin, 1:23.434|
|3 Nikita Mazepin (RUS), Hitech GP, 1:23.684||4 Callum Ilott (GBR), Prema Powerteam, 1:23.731|
|5 Jehan Daruvala (IND), Carlin, 1:23.748||6 Jake Hughes (GBR), Hitech GP, 1:23.767|
|7 Ralf Aron (EST), Hitech GP, 1:23.770||8 Ferdinand Habsburg (AUT), Carlin, 1:23.780|
|9 Maximilian Günther (GER), Prema Powerteam, 1:23.826||10 Guanyu Zhou (CHN), Prema Powerteam, 1:23.829|
|11 Tadasuke Makino (JPN), Hitech GP, 1:23.912||12 Mick Schumacher (GER), Prema Powerteam, 1:23.918|
|13 Joey Mawson (AUS), Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:23.934||14 Harrison Newey (GBR), Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:23.940|
|15 Pedro Piquet (BRA), Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:23.960||16 David Beckmann (GER), Motopark, 1:24.047|
|17 Marino Sato (JPN), Motopark, 1:24.060||18 Devlin DeFrancesco (CDN), Carlin, 1:24.321|
|19 Keyvan Andres Soori (GER), Motopark, 1:24.407||20 Petru Florescu (ROM), Motopark, 1:24.859|
FIA Formula Three Round Twenty-Six Official Classification:
|Pos.||Driver (Nationality), Team||Lap||Time/Reason for Retirement|
|1||Joel Eriksson (SWE), Motopark||25||35:02.346|
|2||Lando Norris (GBR), Carlin||25||+0.896|
|3||Nikita Mazepin (RUS), Hitech GP||25||+7.303|
|4||Callum Ilott (GBR), Prema Powerteam||25||+7.842|
|5||Jehan Daruvala (IND), Carlin||25||+11.634|
|6||Ralf Aron (EST), Hitech GP||25||+13.412|
|7||Maximilian Günther (GER), Prema Powerteam||25||+24.461|
|8||Joey Mawson (AUS), Van Amersfoort Racing||25||+25.141|
|9||Ferdinand Habsburg (AUT), Carlin||25||+25.504|
|10||Mick Schumacher (GER), Prema Powerteam||25||+26.661|
|11||David Beckmann (GER), Motopark||25||+30.050|
|12||Harrison Newey (GBR), Van Amersfoort Racing||25||+33.109|
|13||Jake Hughes (GBR), Hitech GP||25||+33.818; 10 second time penalty|
|14||Keyvan Andres Soori (GER), Motopark||25||+35.160|
|15||Pedro Piquet (BRA), Van Amersfoort Racing||25||+35.909|
|16||Marino Sato (JPN), Motopark||25||+36.780|
|17||Tadasuke Makino (JPN), Hitech GP||25||+38.876|
|18||Petru Florescu (ROM), Motopark||25||+41.815|
|19||Guanyu Zhou (CHN), Prema Powerteam||25||+43.708|
|20||Devlin DeFrancesco (CDN), Carlin||23||+2 Laps|