Formula 2

Lawson disqualified from Formula 2 sprint race, Ticktum inherits race win

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Credit: FIA Formula 2

Hours after the FIA Formula 2 sprint race in Monaco had ended on Saturday morning, race winner Liam Lawson has been disqualified from the race following a technical non-conformity.

The New Zealander took the win on the road having made a superb pass on Oscar Piastri for the race lead but his win has been stripped from him following an investigation.

Lawson was found to have used a different throttle map than the rules mandate for the practice start on the formation lap, breaching Article 3.6.5 of the FIA Technical Regulations.

As a result, he loses all 15 points he earned by taking the chequered flag first with them all handed over to Carlin’s Dan Ticktum who inherits the race victory.

Piastri has been promoted to second with Lawson’s Hitech GP teammate Juri Vips third. Jehan Daruvala will be thankful as he gains the final point having been passed late on by Lirim Zendeli to lose that point at the time.

Robert Shwartzman will be another thanking his lucky stars as he was promoted to tenth meaning he scores two bonus points for the fastest lap of the race which he set on the final lap of the race.

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