Felipe Drugovich won this Sunday (4th) the second race of the 12th stage of the Formula 2 season, held at the Zandvoort circuit, in the Netherlands. The MP Motorsport driver started from pole position and remained in the lead throughout the race, which was ended by time due to incidents that occurred throughout the dispute. The result leaves the Brazilian with an advantage of 70 points over Théo Pourchaire, with 78 points left in dispute.
Second place went to Richard Verschoor, a Trident driver who finished more than two seconds behind Drugovich. DAMS’ Ayumu Iwasa completed the podium by crossing the finish line in third position, followed by Dennis Hauger, fourth with Prema. The group of the five best still had Enzo Fittipaldi, driver of Charouz.
Amaury Cordeel, who opted for an early pit stop strategy, was sixth with a Van Amersfoort car, coming in just ahead of Juri Vips, seventh with Hitech. Van Amersfoort’s David Beckmann finished eighth, while Campos Racing’s Olli Caldwell was ninth. The top ten group also included Théo Pourchaire, from the ART Grand Prix.
The race featured a red flag following a crash with Logan Sargeant. The Carlin pilot damaged the front wing after touching an opponent and hit the protective barrier hard. At first, the Safety Car was activated, but for the exchange of the barrier, the race direction paralyzed the dispute.
In addition to this accident, the race in Zandvoort had two more Safety Car entries: on lap 17, Marino Sato crashed when leaving the pits with a loose wheel in his car. The race would restart on turn 22, but Liam Lawson held the pace too much and caused Clement Novalak to hit Jack Doohan, who was putting pressure on Drugovich. The two and Tatiana Calderón withdrew.
The next stage of Formula 2 will be held next weekend, at the Autodromo Nacional de Monza, in Italy.