Luka Giotto took a chance and won the Formula 2 sprint in BahrainApril 1, 2019
Luka Gotto from the UNI-Virtuosi team, who replaced Russian Time this year, won the Sunday sprint of the Formula 2 youth series.
After the second place on the eve, the Italian started only the seventh, which did not prevent him from leading the peloton on the fifth lap. But the key to success was not this, but bold tactics. Usually in the sprint race pit stops do not happen, but too extreme tire wear on Saturday’s arrival dictated its conditions. Gotto was one of those who decided to change tires, and did not lose. In less than ten laps, he broke forward from 16th place and reduced the 28-second lag from DAMS pilots Sergio Sette Camara and Saturday’s winner, Nicolas Latifi, who decided not to change shoes. Having easily dealt with both, Luke drove forward and finished first with a five-second advantage.
Camara and Latifi remained committed to their tactics and completed the race on the podium, followed by the best of the newcomers of the Guan Yu Zhou and Luis Delletraz series.
Mick Schumacher after starting from the reverse position lost a number of positions, but he saved the tires and did without a pit stop, which allowed him to become the sixth. They added the first eight of Nick de Vries and Jordan King.
Russian Nikita Mazepin took 13th place.
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