Formula 2

Lundgaard reinstated onto F2 podium

1 Mins read
Credit: FIA Formula 2

Christian Lundgaard has regained his second place in the FIA Formula 2 second sprint race having previously had it taken away due to a penalty.

The ART driver was handed a ten second time penalty after he collided with MP Motorsport’s Lirim Zendeli midway through the race which saw the German retire a few laps later with unsustainable damage.

Zendeli joked on Twitter after the race that Lundgaard was ‘pretty into my butt, next time just look don’t touch.’

After the race, Lundgaard pulled into the second place area in parc ferme assuming that position was his, but he had to reluctantly hand back his podium Pirelli cap with the FIA applying the ten second penalty.

But a little after the podium was finished and champagne sprayed, the FIA released their provisional results which still had Lundgaard in second place.

It is believed that he took his penalty when he pitted late on under the safety car and therefore was incorrectly given a further penalty when the chequered flag fell. He was reinstated in second after the issue was resolved which means Matteo Nannini has to wait further for his first F2 points after being dropped from eighth to ninth.

That also means that Oscar Piastri is now championship leader after winning this evening’s race with 21 points, one ahead of Jehan Daruvala who dropped off the podium with Lundgaard’s reinstatement.

270 posts

About author
If it's got an engine, I've watched it race. F2 and F3 correspondent with a sprinkling of speedway here and there.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1Formula 2

Logan Sargeant to Run Opening Practice of United States Grand Prix with Williams

1 Mins read
Logan Sargeant will run a free practice session for the first time later this year with Williams, and it will in front of his home fans at the Circuit of the Americas.
Formula 2

Pourchaire Closes Championship Gap With Budapest Feature Win

2 Mins read
Théo Pourchaire has found his way back to winning ways after taking his third Feature Race victory of the 2022 F2 season in Budapest.
Formula 2

Doohan Wins Sprint At The Hungaroring For Second 2022 Win

2 Mins read
Jack Doohan has triumphed in another Sprint Race in the 2022 F2 championship with the Hungaroring being the scene of his second win of the season.