Armstrong Dominates in Zandvoort for Third 2022 Sprint Race Win

Armstrong Dominates in Zandvoort for Third 2022 Sprint Race Win

Armstrong wins in ZandvoortArmstrong claims third win of the season in Zandvoort with a dominant display

Marcus Armstrong had the perfect getaway once the five green lights went out in Zandvoort to take an unchallenged Sprint Race victory over the reverse polesitter, Clement Novalak, who had to settle for second.

With the track temperature rising higher than expected, strategies and starting positions became essential winning factors in the Sprint Race, not to mention luck, something that the Hitech driver hasn’t had much of in previous rounds.

This time, however, Armstrong showed a defensive display that earned him his third Sprint Race win of the season ahead of MP Motorsport’s Clement Novalak, who made his first Formula 2 podium visit.

In the race’s final two laps, a safety car was deployed due to an incident by Charouz Racing’s Tatiana Calderon that triggered a restart, but Armstrong managed to get a hold of the lead to claim his third win of the season.

It was almost a double podium for Hitech. Unfortunately, Armstrong’s teammate Juri Vips was taken out of contention by contact with Alexander Smolyar, which promoted PREMA Racing’s Dennis Hauger to the final podium spot in third, with Carlin’s Liam Lawson taking fourth.

The Dutch track only provided a few opportunities for drivers to overtake. However, following the late safety car, there was finally some action in the battle for fifth.

Vips won out for P5, despite sustained pressure from the home hero Richard Verschoor, who had to settle for seventh when Ayumu Iwasa made a solid move to take sixth place.

Further back, Logan Sargeant finished in the final-points-paying position for Carlin, ahead of Virtuosi’s Jack Doohan, who ended the race in ninth, with MP Motorsport’s Felipe Drugovich rounding out the top ten.

The 22-strong grid will be back for its final action around the Dutch track at 10:20 AM local time as Felipe Drugovich looks to put one hand on the title trophy from the pole position alongside Jack Doohan on the front row.

PosDriverTeamRace TimeGap
10:0:0.000
20:0:0.0000:0:0.000
30:0:0.0000:0:0.000
40:0:0.0000:0:0.000
50:0:0.0000:0:0.000
60:0:0.0000:0:0.000
70:0:0.0000:0:0.000
80:0:0.0000:0:0.000
90:0:0.0000:0:0.000
100:0:0.0000:0:0.000
110:0:0.0000:0:0.000
120:0:0.0000:0:0.000
130:0:0.0000:0:0.000
140:0:0.0000:0:0.000
150:0:0.0000:0:0.000
160:0:0.0000:0:0.000
170:0:0.0000:0:0.000
180:0:0.0000:0:0.000
190:0:0.0000:0:0.000
200:0:0.0000:0:0.000
210:0:0.0000:0:0.000
220:0:0.0000:0:0.000

Image: Formula Motorsport Ltd

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