F2 feature race | Bearman wins from pole, Verschoor in points

F2 feature race | Bearman wins from pole, Verschoor in points

04-06-2023 11:48

Cas van de Kleut

Oliver Bearman has won the feature race in Formula 2 in Barcelona. The Briton driving for the Prema team managed to turn his main race into victory after finishing seventh in the sprint race.

The feature race, unlike Saturday's sprint race, was dry. Bearman was in pole position, with Enzo Fittipaldi and Jack Doohan behind him. Ayumu Iwasa, starting in fourth place, moved into third place before Turn 1, which meant Bearman, Fittipaldi and Iwasa were also three through Turn 1. Fittipaldi had to take the escape road here. Iwasa was then overtaken by Theo Pourchaire and Jack Doohan later on the first lap.

Exciting fight for podium

The fight for third place was very exciting. Championship leader Frederik Vesti, who started from eighth place, managed to drive forward through an alternative strategy to battle Iwasa and Victor Martins at the end. The latter passed the Japanese on the 35th lap, pushing Martins into third place. Vesti made many attempts to overtake Iwasa in the following laps, but in vain.

Bearman wins

Bearman managed to take the win without many problems. Martins managed to get close to Fittipaldi at the end of the race, but the Brazilian retained second place, allowing the Frenchman to finish third. Vesti did not get further than fifth place, but he despite that runs ahead of number two Theo Pourchaire, who finished only seventh.

Full results:

1. Oliver Bearman

2. Enzo Fittipaldi

3. Victor Martins

4. Ayumu Iwasa

5. Frederik Vesti

6. Jack Doohan

7. Theo Pourchaire

8. Dennis Hauger

9. Arthur Leclerc

10. Richard Verschoor

11. Juan Manuel Correa

12. Roman Stanek

13. Jak Crawford

14. Jehan Daruvala

15. Ralph Boschung

16. Zane Maloney

17. Kush Maini

18. Roy Nissany