Théo Pourchaire finished an incredible weekend winning the Formula 2 Feature Race in Monaco.
The Frenchman, who lives close to Monaco, became the youngest ever Formula 2 winner. He dominated the race, only giving up the lead briefly during the pit stop phase.
The Sauber Academy driver had never driven around the streets of the Principality before. But he didn’t let his inexperience get in the way of his display of dominance.
Pourchaire produced a brilliant lap to claim pole on Thursday before working his way through the field in both Sprint Races. He crossed the line seventh in the first race, after starting 10th, and fourth in the second.
But it was on the Saturday Feature Race where the Frenchman shone. He made the perfect start, helping him to keep the lead. Then the driver opened up a gap over the cars behind.
A late pit stop briefly gave the lead away, but he managed to get it back and claimed his first win.
Pourchaire said: “It’s a dream come true for me. It feels like winning at home, as I only live half an hour from here: I came to watch so many races with my family, and now I won in Monaco – I can’t believe it.
“It’s been an incredible weekend, with the pole and a win in the Feature Race: I want to thank my team, ART, the Sauber Academy and my family for their support, without which this would not have been possible.”
The weekend results take Pourchaire to third in the standings, with the Round 3 of the Formula 2 championship taking place in Baku at the beginning of June.
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