Luca Ghiotto won an uneventful finale to the Formula 2 season at Yas Marina ahead of the two DAMS drivers.
Giuliano Alesi led the field away from pole position and initially looked quite competitive, opening a second and a half gap over Ghiotto. But as the race wore on Alesi’s tyres began to drop off in the daytime Abu Dhabi heat, and his rivals pounced.
Latifi had a horrible start, not unlike team mate sette Camara’s yesterday, but managed to stay within range of Ghiotto, as did Sette Camara.
The race was fairly devoid of action bar retirements for Artem Markelov, in a point-less final race for Arden, and Sean Gelael. Both triggered Virtual Safety Car periods which further neutered proceedings.
However race one winner Sette Camara managed to land an impressive overtake on Ferrari academy driver Callum Ilott on the final lap to end his season with a double podium score. This was a useful result for Sette Camara, whose currently has no drive secured for next year.
Ilott fell to fourth ahead of Alesi, followed by the Carlin pair of Louis Deletraz and Nobuharu Matsushita. Ghiotto’s team mate Guanyu Zhou took the final point, and ends the year as top rookie.
Behind him Jordan King and Jack Aitken had a spirited tussle for ninth and tenth respectively, though it attracted the attention of the stewards, who are investigating the pair over an incident.
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