Third on the grid, third in the Feature race and third in the Sprint race – it was a good weekend for DAMS driver Nicholas Latifi in Azerbaijan!
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Baku Street Circuit
FIA Formula 2 Championship
The Monegasque driver lost a potential Sprint race victory after being penalised for gaining an advantage under yellow flags after setting a personal best sector time, even though he slowed down at the yellow flags in question.
The Frenchman took his first FIA Formula 2 Championship race victory on Sunday in Azerbaijan, following Charles Leclerc home knowing his rival had a time penalty.
The British driver dropped from fourth to seventh as a result of a ten-second penalty for setting a personal best lap time through a yellow flag zone in Saturday’s Baku Feature race.
The Monegasque driver secured his second Feature race victory of the season and his third win overall with another strong performance in Azerbaijan.
The Italian will be at the back of the grid for Saturday’s Feature race in Azerbaijan after crashing out of qualifying before setting a quick lap.
Following the sad loss of his father earlier this week, Charles Leclerc has dedicated his pole position in Azerbaijan to him.
Sergey Sirotkin adds some more experience to the FIA Formula 2 Championship field this weekend in Azerbaijan after stepping into replace the injured Alexander Albon at ART.
Norman Nato finished second on the road in the Baku Sprint race but a penalty for Charles Leclerc denied the Monegasque driver a double victory.
Charles Leclerc took his third victory of 2017 in Azerbaijan on Saturday as the race ended in farcical circumstances as Sean Gelael crashed at turn eight and blocked the track.
It is now four pole positions in four FIA Formula 2 Championship events for Ferrari Driver Academy star Charles Leclerc after dominating qualifying in Azerbaijan.