PREMA takes double points finish in Monaco Feature Race

PREMA Racing posted two points finishes today in the FIA Formula 2 Championship Feature Race at Monte Carlo. Once again, both the team’s cars showed great speed and promise since the start of a really eventful race.

Ollie Bearman made a massive push at the start, gaining several positions and moving up to P7 by the end of the opening lap after a row 6 start. With an option-to-prime strategy, the British Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy member continued to put up an impressive pace and gained more positions on track, setting his sights on a potential podium finish. However, a late Virtual Safety Car enabled one of the late-stopping cars to move to the front. Bearman had to be content with P4, having delivered an amazing performance on the tight and twisty Monte Carlo streets.

Kimi Antonelli also showed speed throughout the day, starting from the seventh spot on the grid and navigating the tight traffic situations of the race. Competing for the first time in Monaco, the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team junior fought his way within the pack and eventually shuffled to P7 as the strategies played out. It was his seventh points finish of the season, bringing him up to P6 in the Driver Championship.


“Good final day today. I managed to overtake quite a lot of cars, which is always a sign of a good race in Monaco. Really unlucky to miss out on the podium with the late Virtual Safety Car which benefitted O’Sullivan. He did a good race as well, so congrats to him. Just missed out on the podium but I’m really happy with the comeback. It was a fun race and I think I will sleep well tonight!”

Qualifying: P6 Gr.B
Starting position Race 1: P15
Starting position Race 2: P12
Fastest lap: 1:21.919
Race 1: P11
Race 2: P4


“The start was good and I was able to gain two positions, but I was pretty much stuck behind Colapinto for most of the race and that affected our strategy, because we had so much pace but we lost quite some time there compared to drivers on the opposite strategy. A bit of a shame we could not get as close as we wanted, but the car was really good all weekend and hopefully we can carry the same momentum into Barcelona.”

Qualifying: P4 Gr.A
Starting position Race 1: P4
Starting position Race 2: P7
Fastest lap: 1:21.669
Race 1: P4
Race 2: P7

Source | Photo: PREMA Racing

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