Red Bull Ring F2: Drugovich grabs dominant first win

Formula 2 rookie Felipe Drugovich took a surprise first victory during Sunday morning’s sprint race, putting in a flawless drive from the reverse-grid pole position.

MP Motorsport’s Drugovich made the most of his starting spot that he earned by finishing eighth during Saturday’s opener, taking an early lead from fellow front row starter Louis Deletraz.

From there, the Brazilian was never seriously threatened, surviving two safety car restarts en route to a straightforward win ahead of Charouz man Deletraz by 2.4 seconds.

The order of the top five didn’t change after the second safety car period, triggered by Marcus Armstrong’s ART Grand Prix stopping on track shortly after the first caution ended.

Armstrong had been running third behind Deletraz when he was struck by an apparent engine issue, and his demise promoted Dan Ticktum (DAMS) to the final podium spot ahead of Robert Shwartzman (Prema) and Christian Lundgaard (ART).

Full report to follow

Race results:

115 Felipe Drugovich MP Motorsport28 
211 Louis Deletraz Charouz Racing System28 2.400
32 Dan Ticktum DAMS28 2.700
421 Robert Shwartzman Prema Powerteam28 3.300
56 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix28 5.300
614 Nobuharu Matsushita MP Motorsport28 9.100
720 Mick Schumacher Prema Powerteam28 9.700
89 Jack Aitken Campos Racing28 14.000
94 Callum Ilott UNI-Virtuosi28 14.200
1024 Nikita MazepinHitech Grand Prix28 15.300
117 Yuki Tsunoda Carlin28 17.500
1222 Roy Nissany Trident28 18.400
1312 Pedro Piquet Charouz Racing System28 19.100
143 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi28 19.600
1510 Guilherme Samaia Campos Racing28 22.000
168 Jehan Daruvala Carlin28 24.200
1723 Marino Sato Trident28 24.900
1816 Artem MarkelovBWT HWA Racelab27 
 5 Marcus Armstrong ART Grand Prix13 
 25 Luca GhiottoHitech Grand Prix7 
 1 Sean Gelael DAMS3 
 17 Giuliano AlesiBWT HWA Racelab1 

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