F2: Drugovich wins Feature Race to complete Barcelona sweep
Felipe Drugovich made it two wins from a possible two in Barcelona, winning the Feature Race to add to Saturday’s Sprint win at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The MP Motorsport driver extended his advantage in the F2 Drivers’ Championship over Theo Pourchaire to 26 points.
Alpine Academy driver Jack Doohan had no answer to the fresher tyres on the Brazilian’s car but did go on to record his first podium of the season with second place. Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti capitalised on his best Qualifying performance to make it onto the final step of the podium and record by far his best race in the series.
Behind the podium finishers, Williams Academy driver Logan Sargeant held onto fourth place from Clement Novalak, who surged through the field on the alternative strategy in the latter stages. He was followed by Enzo Fittipaldi and Marcus Armstrong, who also opted for the same tyres. Theo Pourchaire followed in P8 while Liam Lawson and Roy Nissany completed the top 10.
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Doohan held his lead from pole position and led for the duration of the first stint. Fittipaldi, Novalak and Armstrong opted for the alternative strategy but played a game of patience in the first half of the race.
After his Friday in the Red Bull F1 car during Free Practice 1, Juri Vips’s weekend never hit those highs again, and the Red Bull junior dropped out of the top 10 ahead of the first pit stops.
Virtuosi pulled Doohan in on Lap 12 while Drugovich remained out on circuit until Lap 18, before making his mandatory stop and switch to the hard tyres. Having nursed his soft tyres to half distance, the Brazilian set about chasing down Doohan in the closing laps.
With DRS assistance, the Australian was powerless to defend the lead of the race and Drugovich breezed by on Lap 26 and never looked back.
Formula 2 is back in action supporting F1 at the Monaco Grand Prix from May 26-29.
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