Oliver Bearman made it two wins out of two in System 2 at Azerbaijan with a controlling drive within the function race.
The Ferrari junior driver dominated F2’s weekend on the Baku Metropolis Circuit, profitable each the dash and have races in addition to claiming pole place and topping apply.
He crossed the road 2.8 seconds forward of Enzo Fittipaldi in in the present day’s function race, with Theo Pourchaire becoming a member of them on the rostrum.
Following his beautiful victory from ninth on the grid in yesterday’s dash race, Bearman lined up alongside Fittipaldi on the front-row. Pourchaire and Frederik Vesti had been then instantly behind.
The Prema driver loved a superb begin and thwarted a late lunge from Fittipaldi at flip one to maintain the lead. That was all Fittipaldi might provide within the battle for first, as he was instantly in defence mode on lap two.
Pourchaire began his assault on the Carlin driver down the start-finish straight, and accomplished his hunt across the exterior into flip three. The ART driver had robust tempo and shortly after he was making use of strain to the chief.
With DRS down the start-finish straight, Pourchaire overtook Bearman down the within of flip one on lap three. Nonetheless, Bearman returned the favour the next lap with the same manoeuvre to re-take the lead.
Bearman then prolonged his benefit to 1.1 seconds, earlier than each drivers pitted on lap 9. They got here in instantly after Brad Benavides introduced the yellow flags out when he skidded into the run-off space at flip 15.
Benavides made one other mistake moments later at flip 4 on lap 10. After locking up, he used the run-off space then hit a wall as he tried to show his PHM automobile round.
A Digital Security Automotive interval was known as, and ended the next lap. On the restart, Bearman was in third however held the online lead behind Isack Hadjar and Ayumu Iwasa who had been but to pit.
Following the drama of the dash race, which included 10 retirements, this was a a lot calmer affair. Nonetheless, one driver picked up a penalty. Already operating exterior of the factors on lap 14, Jehan Daruvala went off at flip one however re-joined within the fast path of Zane Maloney, which earned the MP driver a 10-second time penalty for returning to the monitor unsafely.
Additional forward, Bearman prolonged his benefit over Pourchaire to over two seconds. The ART driver had dropped to date again, he got here below strain from Fiittpaldi on lap 24. Eyeing up his alternative, Fittipaldi began the transfer across the exterior of flip three and bought his entrance wheels barely forward, earlier than ending the overtake down the within of the next nook.
That transfer gave Fittipaldi fourth place on monitor, which grew to become second over the following laps as Iwasa and Hadjar lastly made their necessary pit stops. Pourchaire pursued Fittipaldi intently, hoping to re-gain his place. Nonetheless the ART driver was unable to strike.
Bearman was cruising forward and crossed the road with a 2.8 second benefit. Fittipaldi and Pourchaire joined him on the rostrum, whereas Victor Martins completed in fourth.
Behind the Alpine junior was Vesti, with Kush Maini, Dennis Hauger, Hadjar, Richard Verschoor and Jak Crawford then rounding up the factors.
Pourchaire now takes the championship lead on 65 factors, 5 factors forward of Vesti with Iwasa an additional two behind in third. However together with his two victories this weekend, Bearman has now jumped as much as fourth on 41 factors. The final driver to do the double on this means was Felipe Drugovich in Spain final 12 months, on his method to the title. The sequence continues at Imola in three weeks’ time.
System 2 Azerbaijan race two resultsPositionCarDriverTeam18Ollie BearmanPrema24Enzo FittipaldiRodin Carlin35Theo PourchaireART46Victor MartinsART57Frederik VestiPrema624Kush MainiCampos71Dennis HaugerMP810Isack HadjarHitech922Richard VerschoorVan Amersfoort109Jak CrawfordHitech1112Arthur LeclercDAMS123Zane MaloneyRodin Carlin1311Ayumu IwasaDAMS1423Juan Manuel CorreaVan Amersfoort152Jehan DaruvalaMP1614Jack DoohanVirtuosi1721Clement NovalakTrident1820Roman StaněkTrident1916Roy NissanyPHM Racing by Charouz2015Amaury CordeelVirtuosi2125Ralph BoschungCamposDNFBrad BenavidesPHM Racing by Charouz
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