Felix Rosenqvist took victory in the prestigious Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix and became only the second Swede ever to win the race with his team-mate Lucas Auer making it a kfzteile24 Mucke Motorsport one-two while Kiwi Nick Cassidy completed the podium line-up.

The 23-year-old Swedish driver led from start to finish after he secured pole and managed to keep his nerve after an opening lap pile-up. It was Rosenqvist's fifth attempt at a race win in Macau and he joined Rickard Rydell (1992) as the second Swedish driver to win on the Guia street circuit.

Auer was able to pass Cassidy in the closing stages after the ThreeBond with T-Sport driver clipped a tyre wall enabling the Austria to zip past on lap 13.

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Formula 3 European Champion Esteban Ocon got into an ugly tussle with Tom Blomqvist on the opening lap which caused a multiple-car crash, taking out Martin Cao, Yu Kanamaru and Richard Goddard.

The race was immediately red-flagged giving some cars time to be patched up while race leader Rosenqvist had to sit patiently and wait for the race to be restarted.

When the race recommenced Auer was briefly up to second but missed his braking point into Lisboa and had to concede the place to Cassidy. But with three laps to go Cassidy cracked, his left rear tyre kissing a wall and Auer took full advantage.

Despite finishing third, Cassidy was classified as the best-placed rookie and called the Macau experience 'a pretty cool feeling'.

"Of course the aim always is to win but a podium finish is quite good too," The New Zealander said. "I am also well please with the performance of our NBE-engine."

Roberto Merhi saw off Nicholas Latifi in a late-race fight to fourth position while Stefano Coletti finished sixth. F1-bound Max Verstappen came home in seventh and walked away with the fastest lap of the race title. Santino Ferrucci, Kenta Yamashita and Gustabvo Menezes rounded out the top ten.