F2 Zandvoort: Drugovich on pole as title rival Pourchaire crashes - Motor Informed
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F2 Zandvoort: Drugovich on pole as title rival Pourchaire crashes

The MP Motorsport driver, who leads the standings by 43 factors from his ART rival, dominated the session to safe pole by zero.2s from Jack Doohan.

Heading straight into provisional pole on his first run, the Brazilian set a 1m21.915s to prime the timesheet, and regardless of a robust problem from Virtuosi’s Spa function race winner Doohan, improved afterward within the session to safe pole with a 1m20.713s.

He’ll line up on the entrance for Sunday’s function race, with simply two extra rounds remaining after this weekend, whereas Pourchaire begins 16th after his Flip three crash simply 9 minutes into the 30-minute session.

Logan Sargeant secured third place for Carlin, with Trident’s Richard Verschoor in fourth at his dwelling race.

With Drugovich initially main, Pourchaire slotted into second on his first run with a 1m21.984s, earlier than he was demoted by reigning F3 champion Dennis Hauger.

Doohan then took the lead, with a 1m21.760s, earlier than Pourchaire prompted the crimson flag on his second run, shedding the rear earlier than overcorrecting and hitting the wall in an incident much like that which ended William Alatalo’s F3 qualifying session earlier within the afternoon.

After a 15-minute stoppage to repair the boundaries, Ayumu Iwasa slotted into second for DAMS with a 1m21.840s, whereas Sargeant moved up into third.

Doohan improved on his earlier time with a 1m21.487s, placing him zero.4s away from Iwasa, earlier than the sector headed again into the pits.

Iwasa then took the lead earlier than Sargeant went quickest earlier than Drugovich claimed provisional pole, setting his quickest time and going zero.5s away from Iwasa.

Regardless of Doohan additionally bettering, with a 1m20.939s, he was unable to catch the Brazilian, whom he beat to function race victory final weekend.

A late crimson flag got here courtesy of Jehan Daruvala, the Prema driver shedding the automotive at Flip 7 earlier than catching the grass and spinning, with Sargeant and Doohan additionally working via the gravel at Flip 12 and 13.

Although there have been 4 minutes left on the clock after the crimson flag was cleared, most opted to remain within the pits, with a victorious Drugovich rising early from his automotive.

Frederik Vesti seemed set to enhance for ART within the closing levels but in addition ran via the Flip 12 gravel, scuppering his probabilities and leaving him to line up 11th.

Iwasa will line up fifth on Sunday, with Liam Lawson (Carlin) and Hauger in sixth and seventh.

MP Motorsport’s Clement Novalak begins on reverse grid pole for Saturday’s dash race, with Marcus Armstrong alongside him for Hitech and team-mate Juri Vips in third.

FIA F2 Zandvoort qualifying outcomes




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