Jehan Daruvala wins the second FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race at Monza after taking the lead from David Beckmann at Turn 1.
He was joined on the podium by Trident’s Bent Viscaal who secured his personal best result of his season so far. Robert Shwartzman had a good day, as he gained points towards his championship campaign.
After a storming charge through the field this morning, Christian Lundgaard’s hope of a second podium of the day weakened following contact with Marcus Armstrong. Armstrong hit the back of Lundgaard’s ART on Lap 1 and received a 5 second time penalty for causing the collision.
Jake Hughes was the first car of the race to retire. The two HWA drivers collided but luckily for Deledda, he was able to continue after the contact without any damage.
Championship leader, Oscar Piastri came out ahead in his battle against Théo Pourchaire. He made an impressive move into Turn 1 after biding his time, a fairly calculated race where many drivers had the championship in mind after this morning’s chaos.
Guanyu Zhou and Pourchaire spent most of the race nose to tail until Zhou was able to pressure his rival into a lock up into the first chicane where Pourchaire locked his front wheels and ran wide.
Beckmann was another driver to fall victim to the run off at the Rettifilo Chicane. He ran wide during the closing stages of the lap and put himself under pressure from Viscaal. The incident was noted for Beckmann re-joining the track unsafely as he immediately cut across the track to defend second place. He received a black and white flag.
The Campos driver lost two more positions to Shwartzman and Liam Lawson after pushing his tyres too hard in his battle with Viscaal.
Oscar Piastri will start from pole position in the Feature Race tomorrow morning. Tweet us and let us know your predictions!
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