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Felix Rosenqvist has driven to perfection to claim the FIA European Formula 3 championship with a round to spare after a clean sweep of wins at the Nurburgring.

The Prema Powerteam driver clinched the title with his 12th win of the season, coupled with his nearest challenger Antonio Giovinazzi sustaining damage at the first turn to drop down the order and out of the points.

Despite his closest rival's misfortune, Rosenqvist is fully deserving of the title after dominating the closing stages of the season. The Swede claimed his fifth consecutive win to extend his championship lead to an unassailable 90.5 points over Giovinazzi, with only three races to go and a maximum of 75 points remaining.

For the third time this weekend Rosenqvist got perfect drive off the line to hold on to his lead from pole, while his main title rival suffered disaster when he was pushed wide by Mikkel Jensen at turn one and sustained damage which plummeted him down the order and out of the points.

As a result, the equation for Rosenqvist became simple; score ten points and the title would be his with a round - and three races - to spare.

After a short pit-stop, Giovinazzi returned to the action at the very back of the pack, just ahead of Rosenqvist who was set to lap his closest championship rival.

However, the Swedish driver was then made to sweat throughout the third and final race at the Nurburgring as he progress was curtailed by four separate safety car periods due to drivers in the tight mid-pack colliding with one another.

Rosenqvist had the cushion of three of his Prema Powerteam team-mates directly behind who gladly allowed him to take the chequered flag unchallenged to claim the championship in style, with Lance Stroll second and Nick Cassidy completing the rostrum.

Jake Dennis finished the Prema Powerteam 1-2-3-4 ahead of rookies' champion Charles Leclerc, with Markus Pommer sixth followed by another solid result for Santino Ferrucci in seventh. Callum Ilott, Sergio Sette Camara and George Russell completed the points-paying positions.

Despite his spirited comeback Giovinazzi could only fight through the pack to 13th and hand Rosenqvist a maiden Euro F3 championship.



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