The british pilot Oliver Rowland has taken a giant step in pursuit of the runners-up of the Formula 2 to get their second win of the season at the Hungaroring. His triumph, however, has been involved in a tremendous controversy by starring in an incident with Artem Markelov, his main rival for the victory and in the general, and that was out of the race. The event, involving no contact between the two cars, occurred in the absence of three laps to the end of the test, when Rowland was trying to defend against the rush of Markelov, who came thanks to a Safety Car.
#F2 ends behind the Safety Car after @ArtemMarkelov6 crashes trying to pass @oliverrowland1 for the win. pic.twitter.com/Ijv3MmT9Vq
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While the Russian opened DRS on the start / finish straight, the pilot of the DAMS is displaced to the inside of the track to protect the inside. Almost immediately, Markelov reacted by moving to the same side with a maneuver more blatant. Rowland did not change their direction, consuming the most of the track, and Markelov managed to put in parallel at the exit of the pit lane. Unfortunately for him, he had no space or time to return to the track before to go on the grass, losing control of the car and impacting against the protections of the curve 1. The pilot Russian Time took his time before coming out with a lot of parsimony and to get in the car doctor for your own foot. The commissioners investigated the maneuver after the test, but determined that Rowland had not committed any offense, and the british will retain its victory.
previously, Rowland, who had inherited the pole after sanction to Charles Leclerc, lost the position in the output with Markelov, but the british regained the position at the stop on lap 11, a later that the Russian, the traffic hurt. Since that time, Rowland went on to lead with relative comfort, reaching to open a gap of 14 seconds until lap 25. In that turn, an optimistic Sergio Canamasas collided with a clueless Robert Visoiu when he tried to snatch the ninth position in the Romanian, abandoning both, and causing the above-mentioned Safety Car.
After the two dominators of the test, stood Nicholas Latifi. The canadian rider, who started in sixth position, won a place before you even start the race due to mechanical problems of your companion in the third row, Norman Born, and another on the output to pass to Antonio Fuoco. In the eighth rotation, he completed his ascension to the podium to the beat Jordan King, achievement of which we should imitate Nyck de Vries two curves later, and he came to give chase to Markelov, atacándole with hardness past the equator of the test until the first Safety Car, ending the test second after the abandonment of the Russian. De Vries, who had escaped Fuoco on the third lap, he got his third podium of the season.
behind, the great protagonist was the remontador Leclerc. Went out last for a few shims of brass in your differential, Leclerc was removed from up to eight single-seaters in the output, and to another in the same lap, to get eleven, but his race was compromised by getting stuck behind Canamasas, first, and Alexander Albon after. Like the monaco, the thai, the ninth before the pit stops, came out with a hard and resisted with incisive defenses attacks Leclerc until your stop. Resaliendo ninth after the Safety Car that Canamasas and Visoiu caused just in front of him, Leclerc broke in unison Gustav Malja, King Luca Ghiotto at the exit of turn 1, and managed to overtake Nobuharu Matsushita before the Safety Car final to finish fourth, while his teammate Fuoco disappeared after his first stop at the calar the car in the pit lane..
Matsushita, that had passed to the King on lap 15, finished in fifth place. The british would lose position with Malja a turn after. After the first Safety Car, fending Ghiotto, the pilot MP Motorsport slightly lost control while passing on the pianos of turn 4 and hit the Ralph Boschung. He finished outside the top 10 and received a penalty of 10 seconds for the maneuver. After a great start and a bad stop which canceled its overtaking Matsushita, Ghiotto knew how to fish in a raging river to finish sixth ahead of Nato, to whom the first Safety Car came from pearls to reach the area of points. Two laps after being overtaken by the French, Malja went long in turn 1, yielding the position of the pole-inverted to a Albon that surpassed Sean Gelael a lap before the Safety Car end. The pretender Santino Ferrucci would complete the top 10 after the indonesian, adding up to a point.
With his fourth position, Leclerc has managed to minimize damage, reaching 200 points. Now 54 Rowland, while the abandonment costs Markelov a disadvantage of a race with the british, 25 points, and that Latifi is closer to only 10. Something more ago, Matsushita recovered the sixth position in Nato. Tomorrow, from 10:20, the second race of the weekend, which promises strong emotions according to what is seen today.
biggest Race of the Formula 2 Hungaroring (36v)
|Pos.||Pilot||Time / difference|
|3º||Nyck de Vries||Rapax||+0.673|
|4º||Charles Leclerc||PREMA Racing||+1.405|
|5th||Nobuharu Matsushita||ART Grand Prix||+1.633|
|6th||Luca Ghiotto||RUSSIAN TIME||+2.534|
|7th||Norman Born||Pertamina Arden||+3.079|
|8th||Alexander Albon||ART Grand Prix||+3.350|
|9th||Sean Gelael||Pertamina Arden||+3.911|
|11º||Louis Delétraz||Racing Engineering||+6.627|
|12º||Ralph Boschung||Fields Racing||+7.550|
|14º||Sérgio Sette Câmara||MP Motorsport||+9.069|
|15||Gustav Malja||Racing Engineering||+9.462|
|16º||Jordan King||MP Motorsport||+16.126|
|17||Artem Markelov||RUSSIAN TIME||v33 (Accident)|
|SERGIO CANAMASAS||Rapax||v24 (Accident)|
|Robert Visoiu||Campos Racing||v24 (Accident)|
|Antonio Fuoco||PREMA Racing||v11 (Hydraulic)|
overall Classification of the Formula 2 2017 (round 7 11)
|1º||Charles Leclerc||Prema Racing||200|
|3rd||Artem Markelov||Russian Time||121|
|5th||Luca Ghiotto||Russian Time||94|
|6th||Nobuharu Matsushita||ART Grand Prix||76|
|7th||Norman Born||Pertamina Arden||73|
|8th||Alexander Albon||ART Grand Prix||63|
|9th||Nyck de Vries||Rapax||62|
|10th||Jordan King||MP Motorsport||49|
|11th||Gustav Malja||Racing Engineering||28|
|12||Antonio Fuoco||Prema Racing||23|
|13th||SERGIO CANAMASAS||Trident / Rapax||21|
|14th||Johnny Cecotto, Jr.||Rapax||16|
|15||Ralph Boschung||Campos Racing||11|
|16th||Sergey Sirotkin||ART Grand Prix||9|
|17||Sean Gelael||Pertamina Arden||5|