F2: Piastri extends Championship lead with Sochi victory ahead of Pourchaire

Oscar Piastri took his second consecutive Feature Race win and extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings with a commanding drive at the Sochi Autodrom. The Australian headed Théo Pourchaire across the line, with Jehan Daruvala occupying the final spot on the podium.

Starting from pole position, Piastri retained his position at the head of the field at the start of the race, while Pourchaire moved ahead of Daruvala for second place at Turn 2. A fast-starting Ralph Boschung progressed into the top three, while championship-contending Guanyu Zhou slipped from fourth to eighth.

Piastri and Pourchaire slowly pulled away from the rest of the pack throughout the 28 laps, with Pourchaire briefly moving ahead of Piastri when he pitted one lap later than the PREMA driver. However, with his hot tires, Piastri regained the net lead, which he did not concede for the remainder of the event.

Late drama for Boschung saw him retire, after being in contention for the podium for much of the race. With Daruvala third, local favorite Robert Shwartzman was fourth, ahead of Saturday’s Sprint Race victor Dan Ticktum.

Oscar Piastri (C), Theo Pourchaire (L) & Jehan Darvuala (R) celebrate

Feature Race Results

Pos Driver Team Behind
1 Oscar Piastri Prema Powerteam 0.000s
2 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1.900s
3 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 12.600s
4 Robert Shwartzman Prema Powerteam 14.400s
5 Dan Ticktum Carlin 18.000s
6 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi 22.100s
7 Liam Lawson HitechGP 30.500s
8 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 33.400s
9 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 37.700s
10 David Beckmann Campos Racing 39.100s
11 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 43.800s
12 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz Racing System 44.400s
13 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 45.700s
14 Marino Sato Trident 51.900s
15 Roy Nissany DAMS 58.100s
16 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 1m08.300s
17 Alessio Deledda HWA Racelab 1m24.900s
18 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1 lap
19 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 3 laps
20 Jüri Vips HitechGP 22 laps
21 Bent Viscaal Trident