The weather conditions forced the cancellation of sprint F2 race at Zandvoort where a Lap 1 incident delayed proceedings and rain ended it.
The wet conditions forced for a safety car start in the F2 sprint race at Zandvoort where Hitech GP’s Isack Hadjar led ART’s Victor Martins and Van Amersfoort’s Juan Manuel Correa after reverse grid pole-sitter Theo Pourchaire faced problems on the grid.
The ART crew pushed his car in the pits to fix the problem which they managed to do so as he joined the back of grid. After couple of laps behind the safety car, the race started with Hadjar leading Martins but Prema’s Oliver Bearman jumped to third.
Correa dropped to fourth from Carlin’s Zane Maloney, Virtuosi’s Jack Doohan, Prema’s Frederik Vesti and Trident’s Clement Novalak in the Top 8 points places with the Top 10 completed by MP Motorsport pair of Dennis Hauger and Jehan Daruvala.
The race was red flagged after Campos’ Kush Maini had a collision with Hitech GP’s Jak Crawford around Turn 7 which spun them and the Indian was then collected by his teammate Ralph Boschung. It resulted in a dramatic moment in the race.
The pictures emerged where Maini was positioned on top of Boschung’s car with the safety light also turned around. All three retired as the rest of the grid waited for the re-start which eventually was set for 14:00 local time.
Post red flag –
As they went again, it was behind the safety car but rain started to fall too. Due to the time constraints, the race was converted into a timed race which was eventually red-flagged again after few laps behind the safety car with the rain falling.
Just as they were forced into the pitlane under the red flag, the race control decided to no longer resume the race due to bad conditions and time constraints. As per the regulation, no points were to be awarded but the confirmation of the same is yet to be made.
RED FLAG (LAP 2/28)
The race is red flagged after a huge collision between Crawford, and Campos team mates Boschung and Maini
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