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Ghiotto storms to pole for Bahrain feature race

  • Published on 29 Mar 2019 15:27
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Luca Ghiotto has taken the first pole position of the Formula 2 season, beating Louis Deletraz to the top spot. 

It marks Uni-Virtuosi's first pole position in its first F2 event, as it took over the Russian Time team at the end of 2018.

Ghiotto becomes the first championship leader of the year, securing the four points that are on offer for pole position. The Italian's fastest lap time was a 1:40.504, three-tenths quicker the Deletraz.

Ghiotto and Deletraz set their laps late on in the session, while others opted to do so early to secure a lap free of traffic.

Nicholas Latifi looked on course to take the pole spot, but ended up being bumped down to fourth as Nyck de Vries also improved to slot into P3.

Jack Aitken was fifth, as he too was one of the drivers that chose to go for his fastest lap with some time remaining in the session.

On his return to F2, Nobuharu Matsushita was sixth, ahead of Sean Gelael. Sergio Sette Camara struggled throughout the session with oversteer, but managed to clock the eighth fastest time.

Ralph Boschung was P9, while Mick Schumacher rounded out the top ten.

There was a delay during the session as Callum Ilott brought out a red flag. The Briton spun on the kerb on the exit of Turn 7 and ended up in the barriers.

Despite crashing, he was quicker than Tatiana Calderon and Mahaveer Raghunathan, who ended the session in 19th and 20th respectively. ​​​​​​


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Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
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Spain
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Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
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Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
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Spain
23 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
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Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
23 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
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25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
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United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
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