Header image by Diego Merino; quotes by the FIA F2 media service.
As the FIA Formula 2 leaves the ever charming eternal Imola, the tables have turned in the championship standings but not by much: Drugovich remains the consistent points-scorer that he is in 2022, sitting pretty in P2 on 50 points, only two behind the new leader, the inspired Pourchaire. Daruvala and Lawson are still in their thirties, 36 and 35 points respectively, it’s not a mid-season crisis but with six races run, let’s see if these guys can catch up with the POU & DRU duo. There’s a long way to go until the end of the year and we’d like to see more drivers obviously being in it to win it come Abu Dhabi in late November.
Let’s hear from our race winners at Imola then, quotes courtesy of the FIA F2 media service, thank you guys.
SAT, KEY DRIVER QUOTES, SPRINT RACE
M. Armstrong, Hitech Grand Prix, P1: “I finally got that race win. It was a tough one, I didn’t have radio for the entire race. The VSC was really difficult, I was having to watch the TV and see when the Safety Car was ending.
“That was really stressful. But luckily, I got away with it. There was a TV when it went green, so perfect! The rest of the race was smooth sailing, but I had a fast Jehan Daruvala following me. It wasn’t that easy.”
SUN, KEY DRIVER QUOTES, FEATURE RACE
T. Pourchaire, ART Grand Prix: “I’m really happy about this win, I was not expecting that, but the pace was good, the start was good, the pitstop was good, everything was good.
A big thanks to ART, the Sauber Academy, and all my family for all the hard work. Second Feature Race win of the year, it feels very good!”