No Sprint race points for Lawson and Armstrong in Barcelona

Felipe Drugovich made up for the post-Qualifying penalty by winning the FIA Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. Demoted to fourth on the grid by a penalty, he seized the lead at Turn 1 and never looked back. Kiwi drivers Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong finished outside the points, in ninth and tenth respectively, having started 16th and 13th.

Drugovich’s victory has moved him to the top of the Formula 2 Drivers’ Championship. Ayumu Iwasa and Logan Sargeant were able to secure their maiden F2 podiums, finishing second and third respectively.

They were followed by Jehan Daruvala, who finished where he started and Théo Pourchaire, who conceded the lead of the Championship to the race winner. Feature Race pole-sitter Jack Doohan claimed sixth, Frederick Vesti followed in seventh with Enzo Fittipaldi, Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong completing the top 10.

Drugovich’s victory moves him five points clear of Pourchaire and into the lead of the F2 Drivers’ Championship on 61 points. The rest of the top five remains as it was with Daruvala third on 41, Lawson in fourth on 35 points and Richard Verschoor fifth with 32.

MP Motorsport extends its advantage over ART Grand Prix in the Teams’ Championship, 73 points to 66 in the Dutch team’s favour. Hitech Grand Prix follows six points behind ART in third.

Formula 2 action continues in Barcelona on Sunday with the Feature Race at 11:35 CEST (9:30pm Sunday NZ time). Virtuosi Racing’s Jack Doohan starts from pole and he’ll be hoping to score some big points to improve his Championship position.

Sprint race results
1/ Felipe Drugovich
2/ Ayumu Iwasa
3/ Logan Sargeant
4/ Jehan Daruvala
5/ Theo Pourchaire
6/ Jack Doohan
7/ Frederik Vesti
8/ Enzo Fittipaldi
9/ Liam Lawson
10/ Marcus Armstrong
11/ Richard Verschoor
12/ Dennis Hauger
13/ Olli Caldwell
14/ Clement Novalak
15/ Roy Nissany
16/ Calan Williams
17/ Marino Sato
18/ Cem Bolukbasi
19/Amaury Cordeel
DNF  Jake Hughes
DNF Jüri Vips

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