Sandro Zeller unstoppable at season finale

Drexler Formula Cup - Vallelunga (ITA)

At the final weekend of the Drexler Formula Cup Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) scored another double victory. On the Autodromo "P.Taruffi" the current champion could not be beaten this time by Brno winner Benjamin Berta (Team Hoffmann Racing) and took pole position with a 1:29,958 min in qualifying. The first race started more than turbulent in the EuroNASCAR series. At the start of the formula field, Prof. Dr. Ralph Pütz (Franz Wöss Racing) crashed into a stopped car and suffered two lumbar vertebrae fractures. The Formula 3 driver from Landshut was then taken to a clinic for further examinations, but no serious injuries were found. The impact on the start/finish straight caused quite a bit of chaos, to which Luca Iannacone (Franz Wöss Racing) drove into the back of the Formula 3 race car that had been involved in the accident and was unable to avoid it. Initially, a safety car phase followed, but this forced the race organizers to abandon the race in order to be able to salvage all the scattered parts of the accident vehicles. After a half-hour break in the race, the race director sent the field of formula racing cars on their way for the remainder of five race laps. Sandro Zeller, who had been leading until then, kept the upper hand until the finish and won by 0.595 seconds ahead of Benjamin Berta and Thomas Aregger (Franz Wöss Racing).

In the 2nd run Benjamin Berta did not let the champion from Switzerland out of his sight for a second and put Zeller under pressure several times. Despite several attacks he could not pass Zeller and remained 0.431 seconds behind after the 14 lap distance. Marco Minelli put in a strong performance at his home race and finished on the podium in third place. Thomas Aregger was unable to compete in the second race because the drive shaft had broken before the race. With third place in race 1, Aregger had secured the vice championship in Formula 3. In the Formula Renault category, Dr. Norbert Groer (Team Hoffman Racing) won both races and took the championship for good. Florian Münger (Jo Zeller Racing)climbed the podium twice and was able to relegate Robert Siska (Franz Wöss Racing) to third place. The US-American finished second in the final standings behind Dr.Groer.

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