Round 10: Driver Ratings

Round 10: Driver Ratings

The Hungaroring provided some great action in FIA Formula 2, with Jack Doohan taking victory in the Sprint Race and Theo Pourchaire winning the Feature Race for ART.

We try to be fair to the drivers and rate a 5 as the perfect weekend, 1 and 2 as room for improvement. 3 would be considered a weekend with some positives, and a 4 as a good performance. As we know, in F2, a huge amount can change between races and rounds.

Dennis Hauger *****
Reigning FIA F3 champion Dennis Hauger endured a tough weekend in Hungary and ended the event without scoring any points. The Norwegian retired from the Sprint Race on Saturday and ended up P19 in Race 2, continuing his poor form from France heading into the summer break.

Jehan Daruvala *****
Jehan Daruvala also suffered a challenging weekend at the Hungaroring, scoring zero points in a disastrous round for PREMA. Daruvala struggled slightly in Qualifying, finishing in P12 behind his team mate Hauger. Despite his poor weekend in Hungary, the Red Bull Junior still sits fifth in the championship.

Jack Doohan  *****
Jack Doohan continued his solid form during his debut season in FIA F2 with a superb victory in Saturday’s Sprint Race. However, the Australian suffered mechanical trouble in the Feature Race ending his hopes of a strong result after starting in P10.

Marino Sato *****
Marino Sato suffered a difficult weekend in Hungary, failing to score points for Virtuosi. Nevertheless, Sato performed well in Qualifying, with his best time being just three-tenths slower than his team mate Doohan.

Liam Lawson *****
Liam Lawson delivered a good weekend for Carlin, scoring points in both races and bouncing back from a tricky Qualifying. Lawson also finished ahead of his team mate Logan Sargeant in both races.

Logan Sargeant *****
Logan Sargeant had impressive pace at the Hungaroring Qualifying in fifth place but retired from the Sprint Race but slumped to P10 in the Feature Race, salvaging a point from an otherwise disappointing weekend.

Marcus Armstrong *****
Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong qualified second after delivering a great lap and carried that good form into both races, scoring points in both the Sprint and Feature Race and building on his good performances from Paul Ricard.

Juri Vips *****
The Estonian scored a brilliant podium in the Sprint Race for Hitech, finishing second. He also drove to P5 in the Feature Race as he attempted the alternate strategy and just missed out on the podium. However, despite no Sunday silverware, he showed strong pace all weekend.

Frederik Vesti *****
Vesti has been in great form in the past couple of rounds. The Dane didn’t stand on the podium in Hungary but scored top-five finishes in both races keeping up the consistency needed in Formula 2.

Theo Pourchaire *****
The Feature Race allowed Pourchaire to deliver a superb result for ART, dominating proceedings and capitalising on his title rival Felipe Drugovich’s tardy day at the office. Pourchaire made up for his Sprint Race on Saturday, finishing in P9, just outside the points.

Felipe Drugovich *****
The championship leader struggled during Round 10 of the championship, failing to stand on the podium as Pourchaire romped to victory in the Feature Race. The Brazilian showed great raw speed in Qualifying, setting the third-quickest time, but he didn’t maximise that speed in the races, as he finished fourth and ninth. As a result, his championship lead has now been cut to just 21 points.

Clément Novalak *****
A point-less weekend for Clement Novalak as he lacked speed after his point-scoring finish in France. The Frenchman will be hoping for better luck next time out at Spa.

Olli Caldwell *****
Olli Caldwell failed to score points in Hungary and received penalty points on his license. The FIA has issued a race ban for the next round at Spa after accumulating 12 penalty points.

Roberto Merhi *****
The former Formula 1 driver has performed well since stepping in for Ralph Boschung in Austria. The Spaniard finished the Sprint Race in P14 before retiring in the Feature Race.

Roy Nissany *****
Nissany finished both races in Hungary but didn’t score points and underperformed compared to his team mate Ayumu Iwasa.

Ayumu Iwasa *****
The Japanese driver delivered a superb pole position for DAMS and followed that up with a podium in the Feature Race as the Red Bull Junior continued his great form over the summer.

Richard Verschoor *****
The Dutchman scored points in the Feature Race, driving to eighth place, bouncing back from a disappointing result in Saturday’s Sprint Race.

Calan Williams *****
Williams endured a lacklustre weekend in Hungary, failing to score points as his long point-less streak since Round 2 in Saudi Arabia continues.

Enzo Fittipaldi *****
A double podium for the Charouz driver represents his best F2 weekend so far. Fittipaldi now sits an impressive P4 in the championship heading into the summer break with four rounds to go.

Cem Bölükbasi *****
The former Esports star has performed admirably so far in 2022 but is yet to score a point in Formula 2. However, the Turkish driver finished both races as he continues gaining more experience in the second tier of motorsport.

David Beckmann *****
David Beckmann has driven well since replacing Jake Hughes. Although he’s yet to score points, he has been dependable and kept the car out of the barriers.

Amaury Cordeel ******
Cordeel has struggled this season in Formula 2 and continues to languish at the back of the field. In Hungary, the Belgian finished both races for Van Amersfoort as he continues to try and score his first point in 2022.

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Hungaroring Driver RatingsRound 10: Driver Ratings