Top 10 for Armstrong as Ghiotto wins F2 Sprint race

Luca Ghiotto clinched first in the Sprint Race, for his maiden Formula 2 win of the campaign, but it was strategy which once again dominated the day in Budapest, as the field struggled with tyre degradation.

Marcus Armstrong finished in tenth place, out of the points again. Having retired from the Saturday’s Feature race, the Kiwi driver leaves the third round in sixth place on 34-points, four behind Dan Ticktum and 47 behind leader Robert Shwartzman.

The Italian, Ghiotto, was one of just two drivers not to change their rubber and he hung on to the win ahead of reverse polesitter Callum Ilott, who had pitted from first and narrowly failed in his attempts to catch up with the Hitech racer.

Mick Schumacher took his second podium in a row, and his third at the Hungaroring in F2 to get his title bid underway, after a difficult opening two rounds.

Robert Shwartzman followed up his stunning Feature Race win yesterday with a strong fourth place, ahead of Nikita Mazepin, who enjoyed his best weekend in F2.

The grid will enjoy a brief break from racing before returning to action with a double-header in Silverstone, at the end of July.

Sprint Race results

PosDriverTime
1Luca Ghiotto45m04.725s
2Callum Ilott+0.423s
3Mick Schumacher+11.762s
4Robert Shwartzman+13.818s
5Nikita Mazepin+15.152s
6Louis Deletraz+23.451s
7Jehan Daruvala+23.831s
8Guanyu Zhou+32.230s
9Marcus Armstrong+34.275s
10Giualiano Alesi+39.283s
11Nobuharu Matsushita+42.731s
12Sean Gelael+44.953s
13Christian Lundgaard+46.926s
14Artem Markelov+51.733s
15Pedro Piquet+52.231s
16Felipe Drugovich+55.890s
17Roy Nissany+64.365s
18Yuki Tsunoda+73.806s
19Jack Aitken+75.656s
20Marino Sato+ 83.059s
21Guilherme Samaia+ 1 lap
22Dan TicktumDNF

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