Saturday Reverse Top 10 Sprint Race Round Up
Lap 9 saw Maini pit and Iwasa gain another 2 positions to 9th, as he started his push to the end of the race with Dennis Hauger also starting to push on after Pourchaire for 3rd. Zane Maloney was given a 5 sec penalty for exceeding track limits for a 4th time on lap 12 after being shown the black and white flag on lap 10 and while that was being announced Vesti and Martins began a brilliant dog fight going back and forth and side by side around spa for half a lap and it was fantastic to watch. Fittipaldi was also hunting down a good battle and was gaining on leader Vershoor at a rapid rate.
With 2 laps to go Leclerc gave Bearman a cheeky punt on the rear sending him off into the gravel trap, Bearman managed to escape the gravel run off but dropped the Brit down the order. Martins finally over took Vesti on the penultimate lap, when Vesti's tyre were well past their prime.
Lap 16 and Fittipaldi was on the rear of Vershoor up the Kemmel Straight and took the lead with a brilliant move round the outside of Le Combes. But the racing wasn't done! Iwasa gained another place over taking Boschung and on the last lap Vesti lost P6 to Doohan and very nearly lost P7 in the closing meters from Iwasa but held on to finish ahead of the RedBull Academy driver.
Sprint Race Result
5-MAR 6 -DOO
After such a great Sprint Race, we can only hope the Sunday's Feature Race is just as good.
ART now leads the F2 championship over Prema & Fredrik Vesti retains his lead in the Driver Standings.
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