F2 – Jeddah Event – Sprint Race report
Carlin’s Liam Lawson kept his cool in an action-packed Sprint Race at Jeddah to take his first Formula 2 win of the season and his third consecutive podium finish. The New Zealander overcame three Safety Car restarts to win out over Hitech Grand Prix’s Jüri Vips and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Jake Hughes.
Starting from second, Hughes had gambled on the soft Pirellis and led for periods of the race before eventually yielding to Lawson and Vips, who were both on mediums.
Hughes hung on for third as Felipe Drugovich made up six places from 10th to fourth. Trident’s Calan Williams also led for a short portion of the afternoon but had fallen to fifth by the chequered flag after struggling for pace at the end.
Williams’ Trident teammate Richard Verschoor finished in sixth ahead of DAMS’ Ayumu Iwasa and Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung.
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