Lando Norris has taken another win in the last race at the Nürburgring after beating Callum Ilott on a restart and containing Jake Hughes in the final laps. Hitech GP gets two cars on the podium with Hughes second and Aron third.
Race started and top positions remained unchanged but, behind, Ferdinand Habsburg completely missed the braking point and hit Guanyu Zhou that ended both drivers’ races and caused the deployement of the Safety Car. Joey Mawson seemed to have some damage as well, since he pitted.
The race re-started with 27 minutes to go and Lando Norris started to attack Callum Ilott for the lead and managed to pass him. Behind, Tadasuke Makino have had a contact on lap 1 which costed him a lot of place on the re-start due to the damage. On the next lap, Jake Hughes overtook Ilott for 2nd place. The Prema driver would also lose the last podium spot to Ralf Aron.
Next laps passed with not so much move or remarkable actions, with no change or battle on top positions. There was contact on the mid-pack between Mick Schumacher and Pedro Piquet that ended with the Brazilian driver spun.
In the penultimate lap, David Beckmann and Mawson made contact. The Australian had to retire, while his team-mate suffered a lot of damage. Many pieces of both of the Van Amersfoort cars remained on the track, but the race was not neutralized.
In the final stages, Hughes was very close to Norris, but not enough to try to overtake him and the championship leader took his ninth win of the season. The British driver has completed an almost perfect weekend, with 68 of 75 possible points, which leaves him closer and closer to the title.
Hughes has been second, completing his best weekend of the year, with Aron third, his second podium of the season. Ilott, Jehan Daruvala, Harrison Newey, Maximilian Günther, Joel Eriksson, Max Defourny and Nikita Mazepin complete the Top 10.
These results leave Norris with a bigger overall advantage, with 381 points, followed by Günther and Eriksson, both of whom have performed poorly this weekend and are second and third with 308 and 265 points respectively. Ilott is fourth with 260, followed by Hughes with 193.
With the eighth weekend of the season consumed, there are only 2 rounds (6 races) left on this season, with the next one, on the Austrian Red Bull Ring, to be held in two weeks.