F2: Hadjar leads the field in Red Flagged wet Zandvoort Sprint

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 26: Roman Stanek of Czech Republic and Trident (20) looks on in the

Isack Hadjar came out on top in a halted Sprint Race in Zandvoort for Hitech Pulse-Eight. The Red Bull junior finished ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Victor Martins and Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman, who made a late dive at the rolling start to take third.

The race was red flagged following a three-way collision on the opening lap and was shortly resumed under Safety Car, but torrential rain stopped the proceedings. No points were awarded as two racing laps were not completed without a Safety Car intervention.

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As rain fell on the Dutch circuit, championship leader Theo Pourchaire wasn’t able to take the start from reverse grid pole after a mechanical issue forced the ART driver to begin from the pit lane.

Hadjar went late on the rolling start to fend off Martins, as Bearman swooped up the inside of Juan Manuel Correa at Turn 1 for third.

Contact on the opening lap between Kush Maini and Jak Crawford sent both cars spinning off at Turn 5, with Ralph Boschung unable to avoid colliding with his Campos Racing teammate. The Safety Car was deployed before being switched out for a Red Flag on Lap 3, as all three drivers clambered out of their cars.

The race was expected to resume with 22 minutes remaining after a lengthy break for barrier repairs. However, heavy downpours returned as Hadjar led the field back out behind the Safety Car.

Given the torrential conditions, the Red Flag was waved for a second time, and it was swiftly confirmed that the race would not be restarted.

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Consequently, Hadjar collected the win ahead of Martins and Bearman. Correa, Zane Maloney, Jack Doohan, Frederik Vesti and Clement Novalak completed the top eight.

Crawford lines up on Feature Race pole for the first time, when the lights go out at 10:00 local time on Sunday.

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