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Antonio Giovinazzi put in a masterful drive to claim victory in race three at Norisring and close the gap on FIA European Formula 3 championship leader Charles Leclerc, while British driver George Russell fought off Alexander Albon to take a creditable second place.

In a race which was one again punctuated by safety car periods, the Jagonya Ayam Carlin driver kept his composure to lead every lap having blasted his way to the front with a perfect start off the grid.

With Russell second and Albon third, Leclerc was left in fourth position but will be satisfied with his race weekend having accumulated the most amount of points out of any driver over the weekend at Norisring.

Mikkel Jensen won the battle of the midfield to take fifth place from fellow Mucke Motorsport driver Santino Ferrucci and Carlin's Callum Ilott, while Dorian Boccolacci, Alessio Lorandi and Brandon Maisano rounded out the top ten places.

Giovinazzi got incredible drive off the start line to sprint into P1 while Jake Dennis enjoyed a similarly impressive first lap to work his way up to second place.

Nonetheless, the action was briefly curtailed due to the first safety car period caused by Sam MacLeod and Matt Solomon's clash as the lights went out. Solomon appeared to stall his Double R Racing car on the line and with MacLeod directly behind him accelerating quickly he had nowhere to go expect into the rear of the stationary car.

Giovinazzi gave himself the perfect restart on lap three as the rest of the pack jostled for position. Dennis in second place began to struggle with tyre degradation having started on used rubber and fell like a stone through the order.

The second safety car period was required on lap five when Gustavo Menezes and race two winner Maximilian Gunther connected at the turn one hairpin, while Sergio Sette Camara was an innocent third party involved in the accident.

The race once again resumed with Giovinazzi making an excellent getaway and he started to pull out over a second in the lead but his advantage was obliterated once more when this time Matthew Rao and Nabil Jeffri collided at the hairpin.

The final safety car period ended on lap 27 which opened up a nine lap sprint to the chequered flag, with the mid-pack battle between Jensen, Ferrucci, Ilott and Boccolacci providing a wonderful spectacle for the fans.

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