2021 F2: Daruvala scores podium finish in Azerbaijan

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

    Published On Jun 06, 2021 04:43:00 PM


    2021 F2: Daruvala scores podium finish in Azerbaijan

    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
    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
    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
    1Juri VipsHitech GP2857:08.634
    2Oscar PiastriPrema 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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