PREMA Racing’s Dennis Hauger secured his first win in Formula 2 around the streets of Monte Carlo. The Norwegian capitalised on a stall by reverse pole-man Jake Hughes at lights out to assume the lead of the race and he never looked back. Jehan Daruvala made it a PREMA one-two, with Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong (Hitech) following closely behind to complete the podium.
Armstrong started from fourth on the grid and was able to capitalise on Reverse pole-sitter Jack Hughes having stalled off the line allowing Hauger a clean run into Saint Devote to take the lead. Daruvala followed closely ahead of Armstrong. Fellow Kiwi Liam Lawson, starting from tenth on the grid, moved up to eighth on the opening lap and held that position until the chequered flag.
Enzo Fittipaldi continued his great form, finishing the race fourth after fending off Jüri Vips for most of the 30 laps. Théo Pourchaire followed in sixth position, with Jack Doohan, Liam Lawson, Roy Nissany and Logan Sargeant completing the top 10.
Drugovich remains the Championship leader on 88 points, meanwhile, Pourchaire moves onto 63 point. Daruvala’s second-place finish keeps him third in the standings, while Armstrong demotes Lawson to fifth, moving onto 42-points versus the Carlin driver’s 38.
The Teams’ Standings is still lead by MP Motorsport on 110 points, with ART Grand Prix remaining in second now on 88. Behind both though, Hitech Grand Prix jump Carlin for third, now on 76 and 74 points respectively.
The Monte Carlo Feature Race will take place on Sunday with lights out at 09:50 local time (19:50 Sunday NZ time).