Doohan goes from pole to win in sprint race as Drugovich’s rivals hit trouble

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Jack Doohan won the Formula 2 Hungaroring sprint race from pole, while championship leader Felipe Drugovich further extended his formidable advantage in the drivers’ standings.

Doohan started the race on partially-reversed-grid pole, with Enzo Fittipaldi alongside him on the front row. Dennis Hauger and Frederick Vesti started third and fourth but a messy start for Hauger immediately changed the order.

Fittipaldi got ahead of Doohan into turn one, while Hauger slipped down the order, eaten up by the pack and Logan Sargeant found himself caught in a start collision that ended his race before it had got further than a few metres.

Doohan managed to reclaim first when Fittipaldi ran wide at turn two, just in time for a Safety Car to be called for Sargeant and Hauger’s stricken cars to be retrieved. Jüri Vips was the other driver to make big gains at the start, snatching second place before the race was neutralised from fifth on the grid.

The race restarted on lap four and Doohan left Vips to the threat of Fittipaldi, speeding away to a second’s worth of lead. Jehan Daruvala also made the most of the restart, managing to move from 12th to sixth in just a few laps.

Clement Novalak and Roy Nissany clashed at turn two and both pitted with damage, putting them more than a lap down from the other 20 drivers still running. Novalak was handed a ten second time penalty for being deemed responsible for the collision.

Daruvala and Marcus Armstrong clashed while fighting for sixth place, which earned Daruvala a ten-second time penalty for causing the collision with the Hitech driver. Richard Verschoor was also issued a ten second time penalty for track limits, having already received a five-second penalty for earlier multiple infringements.

Doohan crossed the line with a comfortable lead, Vips having resisted Fittipaldi to keep second place. Felipe Drugovich extended his championship lead with a fourth-place finish, Sargeant having scored no points with his retirement and Theo Pourchaire crossing the line ninth. Olli Caldwell scored his second points finish in F2, completing the top ten.

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Formula 2 Hungary race one results

Driver Team
1 Jack Doohan Virtuosi
2 Jüri Vips Hitech
3 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz
4 Felipe Drugovich MP Motorsport
5 Frederick Vesti ART
6 Liam Lawson Carlin
7 Marcus Armstrong Hitech
8 Ayumu Iwasa DAMS
9 Theo Pourchaire ART
10 Olli Caldwell Campos
11 Calan Williams Trident
12 David Beckmann Van Amersfoort
13 Amaury Cordeel Van Amersfoort
14 Roberto Merhi Campos
15 Marino Sato Virtuosi
16 Richard Verschoor Trident
17 Cem Bolukbasi Charouz
18 Jehan Daruvala Prema
19 Roy Nissany DAMS
20 Clement Novalak MP Motorsport
DNF Logan Sargeant Carlin
DNF Dennis Hauger PREMA
Teppei Natori Trident

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Hazel Southwell
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1 comments on “Doohan goes from pole to win in sprint race as Drugovich’s rivals hit trouble”

  1. Wow, what a weak field F2 has this season when the person who finished 9th and 8th in his first two attempts is romping away with it this season.

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