young Frenchman Théo Pourchaire wins his first race of the season in Bahrain
At the start of the Formula 2 season in Bahrain, Pourchaire won.
Frenchman Théo Pourchaire (ART GP), reigning Formula 2 vice-champion, won his first victory on Sunday in the opening round of the F2 season at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.
Starting from pole position, the 19-year-old driver, from Alfa Romeo F1’s youth background, dominated the race from start to finish, winning with nearly 20 seconds ahead of his pursuer, the Swiss Ralph Boschung. (Campos Racing). Barbadian Zane Maloney (Rodin Carlin), third, completes the podium.
Pourchaire takes the championship lead
Boschung had won the day before in the sprint race, which was shorter and brought in fewer points. Pourchaire had finished 5th from 10th place. But, thanks to his victory on Sunday, the Frenchman takes the lead in the championship with 32 points, four ahead of Boschung (28). This season, four Frenchmen are engaged in F2, the antechamber of Formula 1. Among them, Victor Martins (Art GP), Formula 3 champion last season, was forced to retire on Sunday after a collision at the start of the race . He had finished 3rd the day before in the sprint race for his F2 debut. Other tricolors present in F2, the young Isack Hadjar (Hitech, 18) finished 7th in the main race and Clément Novalak (Trident) 13th.