user icon
user icon

Feature Race: Piquet wins ahead of championship leader Shwartzman

  • Published on 31 Aug 2019 10:31
  • comments 0
  • By: Coilin Higgins

It was the Trident of Pedro Piquet that managed to take top honors this morning at Spa-Francorchamps as championship leader Robert Shwartzman followed behind in second. Prema's Johan Daruvala came home to take the final podium spot in third.

Pole man Daruvala managed to hold the lead from Piquet going into La Source, but lost out to the Brazilian driver as the cars made their way down the Kemmel straight, as Jake Hughes spun coming through Les Combes.

The HWA driver was clipped coming into the corner by Carlin's Logan Sargeant and was left facing the wrong way for which he would later receive a five second penalty, while Alex Peroni saw an early end to his race after contact with Devlin DeFrancesco, causing a brief virtual safety car on the first lap.

Fourth and fifth positions went to Christian Lundgaard and Juri Vips while Yuki Tsunoda and Leonardo Pulcini came across the line to finish in sixth and seventh.

Pulcini had a great start to the race going from eighth to third in the first lap, as Tsunoda made a brilliant move down the Kemmel straight to overtake both Pulcini and Daruvala to take second.

Championship contenders Shwartzman and Vips were making quiet progress up the field as they both found a way past Tsunoda for fourth and fifth as they chased the top three for a spot on the podium, Tsunoda eventually dropping down and retaking fifth from Vips.

Shwartzman managed a pass on Daruvala to take an important second place from another championship rival, as it all kicked off in the midfield as Max Fewtrell and Marcus Armstrong battled for eighth, Fewtrell trying to hold on to eighth and pole position for tomorrow's reverse grid race.

A lock up for Fewtrell allowed Armstrong to eventually get by down the Kemmel straight and take the reverse grid pole off the British driver.

A tight battle for fourth saw Juri Vips take fourth as four drivers battled going into Les Combes, with Lundgaard going wide and over the run-off risking a possible penalty. Lundgaard would rob fourth from Vips when the Estonian driver locked up coming into the final corner at the Bus Stop chicane.

Eighth and ninth went to Armstrong and Fewtrell, Armstrong taking pole for tomorrow's race, with David Beckmann rounding out the top ten.

Replies (0)

Login to reply

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
See full schedule
show sidebar