Jake Aitken wins Formula 2 Saturday race in Baku

Jake Aitken wins Formula 2 Saturday race in Baku

April 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Participant of the Renault Racing Academy Jake Aitken won the first Formula 2 race in Baku, in which 13 of the 20 drivers who started the race reached the finish line.

In the first round, the Briton broke from eighth to fourth place. And by the beginning of a wave of pit stops went to the second position and rushed in pursuit of the leader Nick de Vries.

The key moment in the struggle for victory occurred at the pit stop. De Vries mechanics hesitated with the front left wheel. As a result, the Dutchman returned to the track behind Aitken.

Despite two periods of safety car in the future, the Campos pilot kept the situation under control. At the final restart for three laps before the tartan flag, he broke away from the main pursuer and finished with a 2.2 second advantage.

De Vries remained second, while youth series veteran Jordan King was ahead of Nicolas Latifi at the end of the race for third place.

Mick Schumacher was one of seven come down. On the ninth lap, the German spun, the car stalled, and the race ended for him.