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Formula 2: Colapinto achieved an outstanding sixth place after starting from the bottom in the first race of the year


Highlights: Argentine Franco Colapinto finished sixth in the first race of the Formula 2 season in Bahrain. The MP Motorsport driver started from the bottom of the grid and managed to score eight points. Barbadian Zane Maloney won the race and leads the drivers' championship. The next Formula 2 competition will be held next weekend at the Jeddah street circuit (Saudi Arabia) The sprint race will take place on Friday at 12:10 and the main event on Saturday at 10:25.

Pilar's driver managed to score 8 points after starting from 15th place. He acknowledged that he had a bad classification and that the dispute with his teammate hurt both of them.

With a very notable advance in 32 laps of work,

the Argentine Franco Colapinto finished sixth in the Formula 2 test

that took place this Saturday at the Bahrain International Autodrome, in Sakhir, adding his first points of the year and thus completing with a smile his first weekend of competition in the season of the category that serves as the opening act for Formula 1.

The driver born 20 years ago in Pilar, who on Friday had finished 18th in the sprint race as a result of a 10-second penalty for incorrectly positioning his vehicle at the start,

started on Saturday from 15th place

, but Thanks to a good tire strategy and bold driving, he advanced to the points zone: thanks to his sixth place,

he collected his first eight points of the year.

The whole race was risky, I had to make many overtakes at the limit.

It was a good competition, with a good result for me, after a somewhat frustrating classification


"Having recovered so much today and having had a good pace leaves me a little happier for what's to come," highlighted the

MP Motorsport

team driver ,

who is also a member of the Williams Academy.

Franco Colapinto finished sixth in the first race of the Formula 2 season in Bahrain.

Photo: MP Motorsport.

The race was won by the

Barbadian Zane Maloney

, from the Rodin Motorsport team, who had already won the sprint on Friday and this Saturday he beat the Spanish Josep María Martí (Campos Racing) by 4,621 and the Estonian Paul Aron (Hitech Pulse) by 11,781 -Eight).

The top five were completed by the British Zak O'Sullivan (Art Grand Prix) and the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto (Invicta Racing).

Let's get it team 🫡 #F2 #BahrainGP

— MP Motorsport (@OfficialMPteam) March 2, 2024

After the first weekend of the season, Maloney leads the drivers' championship with 36 points, followed by Martí (24) and Aron (19).

Colapinto, who finished fourth last year in the Formula 3 competition, is seventh with eight points behind him.

His teammate,

Norwegian Dennis Hauger

, finished Saturday's race in eighth place and is ninth in the tournament with six points.

The next Formula 2 competition will be held next weekend

at the Jeddah street circuit

(Saudi Arabia), the fastest urban track in the world.

The sprint race will be held on Friday at 12:10, while the main event will be held on Saturday at 10:25.

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2024-03-02

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