Winner of sprint race 1 on Saturday morning, Théo Pourchaire could not repeat his feat in the afternoon during sprint 2. The Frenchman had to settle for tenth place (the one from which he started ) at a good distance from the winner, the Indian Jehan Daruvala. The Carlin rider started from second place and was never worried after getting rid of poleman David Beckmann (Campos), who finished the race adrift at the pneumatic level. The same scenario seems to have played out for Pourchaire, who had risen to seventh place in the middle of the race before slowing down. The two leaders of the Championship then took the opportunity to overtake him, first Oscar Piastri then Guanyu Zhou. A little later, Ralph Boschung did the same to bring the Frenchman back to his initial tenth place.

Behind Daruvala, Dutchman Bent Viscaal (Trident) achieved his best result in Formula 2 with his second place. Robert Shwartzman (Prema) performed well in the Championship by climbing to the last step of the podium. It comes down to nineteen points behind Piastri in the standings (124 points against 105) and eleven behind Zhou (116). Tomorrow, during the main race (start at 10:25 am), the Australian will start from pole position ahead of Daruvala and Zhou. Pourchaire will start in seventh position and Shwartzman from only twelfth place.

Ref: https://www.lequipe.fr