Felipe Drugovich dominated the Barcelona Race Race for his second FIA System 2 retract of the season, finishing 9s before Luca Ghiotto. The Hitech Massive Prix driver couldn’t contact the MP Motorsport man for plug, but conveniently held on to P2 for his second podium of the season, before Mick Schumacher.
In a bustle where most of the grid struggled to deal with watch over their Pirelli tyres, Drugovich bombed before pole-sitter Ghiotto off the road and kept it mute and managed out in entrance, exhibiting no designate of any detrimental wear.
Schumacher had a blended initiate to the bustle, which had in the foundation considered him bid for the lead before falling to P4. The German forced his system before Callum Ilott for his fourth podium of the season.
No topic heavy degradation, Championship chief Ilott used to be ready to cling on to eighth and the final points role. Robert Shwartzman wasn’t so lucky, finishing out of the points in 13th.
AS IT HAPPENED
Sean Gelael used to be unable to eradicate segment in the bustle following an incident on the final lap on Saturday, which ended in a lend a hand danger. The Indonesian is predicted to originate a full restoration.
Ghiotto used to be gradual off the road, Drugovich wasn’t. The Brazilian flung down the categorical and into the lead before the foremost nook. Schumacher in the foundation enjoyed a stable getaway himself from third, and tried to fireplace down the heart for first but couldn’t get a model thru, ending up dropping a job to Ilott.
Drugovich used to be in a league of his occupy out in entrance, lift early lend a hand of 3s inner of the opening four laps. Having gotten elated, the MP Motorsport driver eased off on the throttle to eradicate his rubber.
Louis Delétraz had been stalking the rear fly of Shwartzman in a fight for eighth, but their brawl used to be brought to an abrupt cease attributable to a mountainous overtake from Nikita Mazepin. The Russian swung to the categorical and hurtled down the aspect of him on the foremost straight and into the foremost nook. The Charouz Racing Machine driver used to be clearly battling degradation, which allowed Christian Lundgaard to be conscious Mazepin thru four laps later.
If Shwartzman concept this had given him some breathing self-discipline, he used to be nasty. Mazepin managed what Delétraz can also not, braving a gradual brake at the foremost turn and edging before the Russian.
Drugovich had prolonged the gap to eight seconds, as Ilott reeled in Ghiotto. The door used to be open and Ilott dived down the within on the foremost straight to spark a wheel-to-wheel brawl with the Italian. Ghiotto managed to shut the door and narrowly retained the lead, with Schumacher following the pair, ready to pounce on any errors.
Within the terminate, the PREMA racer wouldn’t want one. Ghiotto bought a transfer on and escaped the clutches of Ilott, which robbed the UNI-Virtuosi racer of DRS and allowed Schumacher to ease past at the foremost nook.
Yuki Tsunoda had snuck up on Guanyu Zhou and nabbed fifth from the UNI-Virtuosi driver in a transfer that regarded all too easy down the foremost straight. He adopted this up with an overtake of Ilott for fourth, who used to be battling degradation.
Ilott wasn’t the perfect one, as his teammate Zhou used to be forced into the pits for original Pirellis, which price the Renault junior a points cease. Jack Aitken and Dan Ticktum furthermore needed to head in for a alternate of boots.
Drugovich coolly took the chequered flag for MP Motorsport’s second retract of the weekend – the foremost time any team has won twice on the identical weekend in 2020. Ghiotto kept succor of second before Schumacher and Tsunoda.
Matsushita stole fifth, before Mazepin in sixth. Pedro Piquet made a gradual price to seventh for his first points in F2. Ilott dropped lend a hand to ninth on the final lap, though a gradual time penalty for Lundgaard promoted him to eighth.
Ilott extends his lead over Robert Shwartzman in the Drivers’ Championship by one label 121, before the Russian on 103. Lundgaard stays third on 87, adopted by Tsunoda and Schumacher. Within the Teams’ Championship, UNI-Virtuosi remain first with 197 points, before PREMA on 182. ART Massive Prix are third with 121, adopted by Hitech and MP Motorsport.
KEY QUOTE – FELIPE DRUGOVICH (MP MOTORSPORT)
“Unparalleled bustle for me. I started P2 and bought the soar past Luca into Flip 1. After that, the vehicle used to be appropriate honorable, assuredly the identical as the day outdated to this. It’s a long way a disgrace we couldn’t capitalise on that the day outdated to this, on story of of the Safety Automobile, in some other case, we were edifying powerful in the identical whine or second.
“Shame about that, but this edifying powerful makes up for the day outdated to this and I’m truly elated, and truly elated for the team, on story of for certain, now we occupy made a giant step forward this weekend.”
The Championship warfare is heating up before the third triple-header of the season in honest beneath two weeks’ time. Ilott and Shwartzman will reconvene at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, for Round 7.