F2: Ticktum masters slippery Sochi conditions en route to victory

Carlin’s Dan Ticktum converted reverse grid pole to victory at the Sochi Autodrom on Saturday, dominating the delayed Sprint Race 1 in Russia. The race was postponed from Saturday morning to late afternoon, as treacherous conditions forced a deferred start time.

Jüri Vips was second on the road and bagged his fifth podium of the 2021 campaign, while Robert Shwartzman enjoyed a strong home race, taking the final podium position on offer in third place.

Ticktum was placed under pressure early in the race by Hitech Grand Prix’s Vips, however the Estonian driver couldn’t make the pass, not risking a move onto the wet surface that existed off the dry racing line.

From there, the Carlin driver pulled out a gap and stayed ahead of the pack to secure his second race win of the season.

Race winner Dan Ticktum of Great Britain and Carlin, second placed Juri Vips of Estonia and Hitech Grand Prix and third placed Robert Shwartzman of Russia and Prema Racing celebrate on the podium during sprint race 1 of Round 6:Sochi of the Formula 2 Championship at Sochi Autodrom on September 25, 2021 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images)

Race Results

Pos Driver Team Behind
1 Dan Ticktum Carlin 0.000s
2 Jüri Vips HitechGP 4.400s
3 Robert Shwartzman Prema Powerteam 6.600s
4 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 8.800s
5 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 9.800s
6 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 12.900s
7 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 13.600s
8 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 14.100s
9 Oscar Piastri Prema Powerteam 14.900s
10 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 17.200s
11 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 18.100s
12 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 28.100s
13 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 28.700s
14 Marino Sato Trident 40.600s
15 David Beckmann Campos Racing 57.600s
16 Roy Nissany DAMS 1m10.400s
17 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz Racing System 1m11.600s
18 Alessio Deledda HWA Racelab 1m33.300s
DNF Liam Lawson HitechGP DNF
DNF Bent Viscaal Trident DNF
DNF Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi DNF
DNF Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi DNF


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