Jak Crawford won his first FIA Formula 2 race in Austria in mixed weather conditions.
On the grid, Crawford and his Hitech team opted for slick tyres, despite the track still being damp through parts of Sectors 2 and 3.
Although the wet tyre runners appeared quicker in the early stages, a crash from Richard Verschoor brought out the Safety Car and changed the face of the race.
In the post-race press conference, Crawford spoke to insideF2’s Fraser Ford about his decision and his reasoning to go against what many thought would be faster:
“The only person I knew about was Leclerc behind me, who was on the wets. I pretty much knew he was going to overtake me on the first lap. I actually survived a bit longer than I thought.”
“I had a massive moment into turn 4, I locked up both fronts on the first lap and almost ended up in the gravel. I told me engineer to stop speaking on the radio because it was really tough at the beginning of the race!”
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