Felipe Drugovich holds off Theo Pourchaire to win Formula 2 Feature Race at the Circuit de Monaco.
The 4-day Formula 2 race weekend in Monaco concluded with Feature Race on Sunday morning.
Liam Lawson and Roy Nissany were not able to get off their grid boxes during the formation lap. They were forced to start the race from the pit lane.
Felipe Drugovich remained in the lead at the start. Theo Pourchaire and Jack Doohan followed him. Behind them, Sprint Race winner Dennis Hauger, who was on Supersoft tires, was up to P5 after starting 9th.
Drugovich began building the gap from his opponents. The MP Motorsport driver was 3 seconds ahead of Pourchaire on lap 5. Later on, the Frenchman began getting closer.
Meanwhile, drivers with Supersoft tires on started switching to Softs. Nissany was given a drive-through penalty for a starting grid infringement. The DAMS driver retired from the race on lap 16.
Hauger caught Lawson and Cem Bolukbasi and it was vital for the PREMA Racing driver to pass them. However, the nature of the track made it difficult for him.
Amaury Cordeel hit the wall at Anthony Noghes and stopped near to the pit lane exit, triggering Safety Car.
The leaders used this opportunity to change their tires. Though Drugovich had a slow stop, he stayed ahead of Pourchaire. Juri Vips managed to get ahead of Doohan for P3. Furthermore, they had to briefly stop at the pit lane exit as marshals were removing Cordeel’s car.
Drugovich stayed in front at the restart. Safety Car was deployed again a lap later as Clement Novalak hit the wall at the exit of the hairpin after a contact with Lawson.
The race was restarted on lap 26 and Drugovich kept the lead. Pourchaire was right behind and started putting pressure.
Ayumu Iwasa and Calan Williams came together at the hairpin on the final lap, allowing Marino Sato to get the final top 10 spot.
Drugovich stayed ahead of Pourchaire and won the race. Vips crossed the finish line in P3.
The top 10 of Formula 2 Feature Race in Monaco:
|1||Felipe Drugovich||MP Motorsport||1:02:35.675|
|2||Theo Pourchaire||ART GP||+0.827|
|3||Juri Vips||Hitech GP||+8.042|
|4||Jack Doohan||Virtuosi Racing||+12.954|
|5||Enzo Fittipaldi||Charouz Racing System||+13.534|
|6||Marcus Armstrong||Hitech GP||+14.746|
|7||Dennis Hauger||PREMA Racing||+15.301|
|8||Jehan Daruvala||PREMA Racing||+15.721|
|10||Marino Sato||Virtuosi Racing||+24.165|