2021 F2: Daruvala scores podium finish in Azerbaijan

2021 F2: Daruvala scores podium finish in Azerbaijan

6th Jun 2021 4:43 pm

Daruvala collected key points at Azerbaijan, along with a 3rd place finish in Sprint Race 2.

Jehan Daruvala enjoyed a fairly competitive Round 3 of the 2021 Formula 2 championship in Azerbaijan. The Indian F1 hopeful added 24 more points to his tally, along with another podium finish. Read on to find out how the three races at Baku played out for him.

  • Daruvala 7th overall with 53 points
  • Secures two top five finishes at Baku

Daruvala 3rd in Azerbaijan Sprint Race 2

After a disappointing run at Monaco, where he slipped from 3rd to 8th in the overall rankings, Daruvala was back in form at Baku. He started the first sprint race from 2nd place, but lost a couple of places to Carlin teammate Dan Ticktum and UNI-Virtuosi’s Guanyu Zhou as the race carried on.  Despite late pressure from Theo Pourchaire, he held on to 4th place. While it wasn’t a podium finish, it was some key points in the bag.

And he didn’t have to wait too long to secure his second podium finish of the year either. Just hours later, the second sprint race saw him fight from 7th to 3rd. The frantic race saw multiple safety car periods, which played into Daruvala’s favour.

Already up to 4th place after a strong start, Daruvala then passed Bent Viscaal at the second safety car re-start to move up to 3rd place. While he continued to keep 2nd-placed David Beckmann within sight throughout the race, he also had to fend off pressure from Viscaal. A controlled drive saw him cross the line in 3rd place to secure the final podium sport behind race winner Jüri Vips and Beckmann.

The final feature race saw him finish 7th. Despite gaining some positions at the start, he struggled to switch on the medium tyres after his pit stop. Nevertheless, the Red Bull junior is celebrating “a good haul of points this weekend”.

2021 F2 championship standings

Despite only scoring points in one race this weekend, Zhou continues to lead the championship with a total of 78 points. Oscar Piastri is five points adrift at 73. Meanwhile, Daruvala gains a place, climbing to 7th overall with 53 points, just two points behind Pourchaire.

F2 will now return next month, with the Silverstone GP running from July 16-18.

F2 Azerbaijan GP results

Sprint Race 1
PosDriverTeamLapsTime
1Robert SchwartzmanPrema Racing2144:35.734
2Dan TicktumCarlin Racing21+ 5.144
3Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi21+ 8.872
4Jehan DaruvalaCarlin Racing21+ 10.352
5Theo PourchaireART Grand Prix21+ 11.039
6Ralph BoschungCampos Racing21+13.124
7Marcus ArmstrongDAMS21+14.455
8Juri VipsHitech GP21+14.524
9David BeckmannCarouz Racing system21+17.299
10Bent ViscaalTrident21+17.764
11Christian LundgaardART Grand Prix21+19.738
12Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport21+21.064
13Lirim ZendeliMP Motorsport21+21.837
14Felipe DrugovichUNI-Virtuosi21+25.849
15Matteo NanniniCampos Racing21+35.970
16Roy NissanyDAMS21+42.471
17Guilherme SamaiaCarouz Racing system21+49.289
18Marino SatoTrident21+91.300

Sprint Race 2
PosDriverTeamLapsGap
1Juri VipsHitech GP2146:05.704
2David BeckmannCarouz Racing system21+ 3.260
3Jehan DaruvalaCarlin Racing21+ 3.883
4Bent ViscaalTrident21+ 4.644
5Robert SchwartzmanPrema Racing21+ 5.002
6Dan TicktumCarlin Racing21+ 6.213
7Liam LawsonHitech GP21+ 6.751
8Oscar PiastriPrema Racing21+ 9.138
9Theo PourchaireART Grand Prix21+ 13.315
10Felipe DrugovichUNI-Virtuosi21+ 15.473
11Matteo NanniniCampos Racing21+ 17.975
12Jack AitkenHWA Racelab21+ 22.828
13Marino SatoTrident21+ 25.675
14Guilherme SamaiaCarouz Racing system21+ 49.981
15Alessio DeleddaHWA Racelab21+ 52.037
16Roy NissanyDAMS21+ 91.818

Feature race
PosDriverTeamLapsGap
1Juri VipsHitech GP2857:08.634
2Oscar Piastri Prema Racing28+ 6.152
3Robert ShwartzmanPrema Racing28+ 12.623
4Felipe DrugovichUNI-Virtuosi28+ 22.400
5Ralph BoschungCampos Racing28+ 24.418
6Liam LawsonHitech GP28+ 26.207
7Jehan DaruvalaCarlin Racing28+ 28.081
8Dan TicktumCarlin Racing28+ 29.801
9Christian LundgaardART Grand Prix28+ 34.058
10Lirim ZendeliMP Motorsport28+ 36.167
11Jack AitkenHWA Racelab28+ 36.993
12David BeckmannCarouz Racing system28+ 39.973
13Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi28+47.934
14Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport28+ 48.794
15Marino SatoTrident28+ 55.485
16Roy NissanyDAMS28+ 55.825
17Bent ViscaalTrident28+ 56.970
18Guilherme SamaiaCarouz Racing system27+ 1 lap
19Alessio DeleddaHWA Racelab27+ 1 lap

Also see:

2021 F2: Jehan Daruvala off to a strong start in Bahrain

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