ROAD TO F1: Tsunoda snatches first F2 victory as Shwartzman and Schumacher collide


Yuki Tsunoda was gifted his first victory in F2, after a dramatic late collision between PREMA and Ferrari Academy team mates Robert Shwarztman and Mick Schumacher handed him the lead from third.

For 19 laps of the 21-lap-long Sprint Race, it looked as if Shwartzman and Schumacher would enjoy an uneventful journey from lights-to-flag, until a sensational ending saw the two come to blows at Brooklands.

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A late move around the outside from Schumacher resulted in contact between the two, and allowed Tsunoda to skip around them both and steal the win.


Shwartzman (left) and Schumacher (right) collided to put Schumacher in P2 and Jack Aitken P3

Shwartzman, having led the race up until this point, suffered damage to his front wing and plummeted out of the top ten. Schumacher held on to second, escaping any damage himself and avoiding a penalty, as race control deemed the collision to be a racing incident.

Amongst the chaos, Williams’ Reserve Jack Aitken had been handed third, for his second podium of both the weekend, and the season.



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