Formula 2

Lundgaard wins Styrian sprint race in dominant fashion

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Credit: FIA Formula 2

Renault Academy driver Christian Lundgaard made it four different winners from the opening four races in FIA Formula 2 as he cruised to victory in the sprint race at the Styrian Grand Prix.

The Dane climbed to second at the first turn before putting a daring late lunge on then race leader Dan Ticktum on lap four to take the lead and he never looked back on his way to his first F2 win.

Ticktum was well clear in second ahead of Marcus Armstrong who had started alongside the Brit on the front row. UNI-Virtuosi pair Guanyu Zhou and Callum Ilott followed the New Zealander home in fourth and fifth respectively in a quiet race for two of the championship favourites.

Championship leader heading into the sprint race was Robert Shwartzman after his feature race win the previous day but his race was ended at turn one as he spun on exit and stalled his car.

His PREMA teammate Mick Schumacher had more bad luck as he was forced to retire from third when his fire extinguisher went off in his face.

Jack Aitken was well off the pace of the top five but was able to hold off the chasing pack to finish in sixth. That chasing pack was led by Sean Gelael and Nikita Mazepin who rounded out the points.

Pos.NameTeamTime/Gap
1Christian LundgaardART36:51:582
2Dan TicktumDAMS+2.063
3Marcus ArmstrongART+10.226
4Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi+10.944
5Callum IlottUNI-Virtuosi+11.534
6Jack AitkenCampos+20.458
7Sean GelaelDAMS+22.955
8Nikita MazepinHitech GP+23.632
9Jehan DaruvalaCarlin+24.180
10Luca GhiottoHitech GP+27.770
11Nobuharu MatsushitaMP Motorsport+28.392
12Louis DelétrazCharouz+29.247
13Felipe DrugovichMP Motorsport+32.770
14Pedro PiquetCharouz+34.113
15Guiliano AlesiHWA Racelab+41.821
16Artem MarkelovHWA Racelab+49.240
17Guilherme SamaiaCampos+50.818
18Roy NissanyTrident+71.311
19Mick SchumacherPREMADNF (Fire Extinguisher)
20Marino SatoTridentDNF (Mechanical)
21Yuki TsunodaCarlinDNF (Mechanical)
22Robert ShwartzmanPREMADNF (Spin & Stall)
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