Markelov clinches victory in Bahrain Formula 2 Sprint Race

Markelov clinches victory in Bahrain Formula 2 Sprint Race

08.04.2018: Renault development driver grabs win in second race Artem Markelov produced a measured drive to grab victory in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race at Sakhir, Bahrain,

Renault development driver grabs win in second race
 



Artem Markelov produced a measured drive to grab victory in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race at Sakhir, Bahrain, the RUSSIAN TIME driver managing his tyres effectively to stand aloft on the winner’s step of the podium ahead of BWT Arden’s Maximilian Günther and Sergio Sette Camara of Carlin.
 


In sweltering conditions, the majority of the teams gravitated towards once again opening with the medium compound tyres – Roberto Merhi bucking the trend with a set of softs.



Starting alongside Günther on the front row, Sean Gelael stalled on the formation lap, leaving an open portion of track for the cars behind to take advantage of. Once the race got underway, Santino Ferrucci and both ART Grand Prix drivers Jack Aitken and George Russell also stalled, giving Nyck de Vries the opportunity to jump Günther into the first corner and into the lead.
 


Markelov also made a good start to avoid the stationary car of Russell, leaping up into third from sixth on the grid, opening the race ahead as the Carlin pair of Sergio Sette Camara and Lando Norris completed the early top five.



 De Vries set the early pace, building a break over Günther and looking to atone for a difficult feature race. Markelov then cleared the German rookie, eclipsing him at Turn 4 on the fourth lap to attempt a charge on De Vries.
 


The PREMA driver seemed to have the advantage, opening the gap over Markelov to almost four seconds, but by lap 10 De Vries was struggling on his tyres and was called in to pit for a set of soft tyres. This thrust Markelov into the lead, as De Vries rejoined the pack in 13th place with plenty of ground to make up.
 


Managing his tyres, Markelov held Günther at arm’s length, leaving the latter driver to voice his concerns about his own rubber.



 His subsequent series of lock-ups let both Carlins into the hunt for second, Norris having recovered from a brief mechanical hiccup to slot back in behind Sette Camara, allowing Markelov to extend his advantage as the trio behind battled it out.



Sette Camara was seeking to take advantage, especially as De Vries’ recovery through the field had brought him into fifth place – just down the road from the leading pack.
 


Markelov was continuing to manage the pace, losing a bit of time to the triumvirate of chasing cars in the closing stages of the race. Günther, having come under fire from the advances of Sette Camara, had dropped the Carlin pair, but was running out of time to catch the leader.



Having produced an immaculate recovery drive in the first race, Markelov took the chequered flag to secure his first victory of the year and ignite his championship aspirations.
 


Günther was a further 2.1s behind to claim his first podium position of the year, while Sette Camara stood his ground to absorb a late challenge from Norris for third, holding station as the British driver attempted to round his teammate around the outside of Turn 4.



De Vries was unable to get any closer, his pace stagnating on reaching fifth place, as Luca Ghiotto claimed sixth following an excellent start from 12th on the grid, grabbing his first points of the year. Ralph Boschung and Nirei Fukuzumi completed the top eight.
 


Norris leads the standings after the first round, taking 39 points over the weekend to head Markelov on 30. Sette Camara is third, a further two points behind, as Günther’s podium put him into the top four. The field will regroup for the second round at Baku, Azerbaijan, which takes place on the 27-29 April.
 



- Alexa Quintin, photo FIA FORMULA 2

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/markelov-victory-bahrain-formula2-sprint-race---174701.html

08.04.2018 / MaP

More News

Trident Team Sakhir FIA F2 feature race review
07.04.2018
FIA F2 Championship, Sakhir, Feature Race 2018Bahrain Grand-PrixSaturday, April 7th 2018   It was a tough season debut for the Team Trident drivers, who ended race 1 outside the top-ten.After the excellent resul more >>
Bahrain FIA Formula 2 Feature Race classification
07.04.2018
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship – BahrainRound 1 Feature Race Provisional ClassificationSakhir International CircuitSaturday, April 7th  2018     1    Lando Norris &nb more >>
Lando Norris breezes to maiden F2 victory in Bahrain feature race
07.04.2018
British driver heads Carlin 1-2 finish with comfortable lead Lando Norris secured his first FIA Formula 2 Championship victory in the Feature Race at Sakhir, Bahrain, mastering the hot and windy conditions to win with an 8.3s advanta more >>
Bahrain Formula 2 qualifying classification
06.04.2018
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Round 1 Qualifying Session1    Lando Norris    Carlin    1:41.761    102    George Russell    ART Grand Pr more >>
Lando Norris grabs maiden F2 pole in thrilling Bahrain qualifying session
06.04.2018
Carlin driver sets best lap to head grid for tomorrow’s Feature Race Lando Norris took pole position in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship qualifying session at Sakhir, Bahrain in an enthralling battle for the first berth on the grid, setting a 1 more >>
Bahrain FIA Formula 2 practice classification
06.04.2018
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship  Round 1  Bahrain Friday, April 6th  20181    Arjun Maini    Trident    1:44.549    122   more >>
Arjun Maini tops first Formula 2 session in Bahrain
06.04.2018
Trident driver goes quickest in opening practice Arjun Maini drew first blood in the first 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship practice session at Sakhir, Bahrain, setting a 1:44.459 midway through the session to beat the Carlin duo of Lando Norris and Serg more >>
Maximilian Günther - FIA F2 Bahrain races preview
06.04.2018
The FIA FORMULA 2 Championship is ready for the first round of the seasonMax previews Bahrain's Sakhir International Circuit:"The track in Bahrain is very inter more >>
Bahrain FIA Formula 2 season opener preview
05.04.2018
FIA FORMULA 22018 Round 1  Sakhir, Bahrain Everything you need to know ahead of the opening round of the F2 season  Season Stats21.2 The average age of this year’s dr more >>
Team Trident ready to start promising Formula 2 season in Bahrain
04.04.2018
FIA F2 Championship, Sakhir Preview The new and eagerly awaited edition of the FIA Formula 2 Championship is set to start at the Shakir circuit. After having impressed in pre-season testing, Team Trident and its two drivers are looking more >>
DAMS confirms Nicholas Latifi for 2018 FIA Formula 2 campaign
04.04.2018
-Alexander Albon to race for the French squad in Bahrain DAMS are delighted to welcome back Nicholas Latifi for an assault on the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, with Alexander Albon joining the team for the Bahrain season-opener.  more >>
Pirelli equips new cars and new stars in Formula 2
03.04.2018
Pirelli continues to exclusively supply the FIA Formula 2 Championship again this year; for the eighth consecutive year. The opening weekend in Bahrain marks the introduction of a new car to the championship, complete with a new turbocharged engine, halo more >>
Aitken and Markelov set for Formula 2 season-opener
31.03.2018
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Third and Reserve Driver Jack Aitken officially kicks off his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign next weekend, joining Formula 1 on the event bill.Jack concluded pre-season testing in Bahrain, racking up 232 la more >>
Günther on top in final day of Bahrain FIA Formula 2 test
23.03.2018
German driver sets fastest time overall as Fukuzumi tops afternoon sessionphoto caption: Maximilian Gunther (BWT Arden) Maximilian Günther set the fastest lap of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test at Sakh more >>
Bahrain FIA Formula 2 final test day classification
23.03.2018
FIA FORMULA 2 test final dayBahrain International CircuitFriday, March 23rd  2018photo caption: Nirei Fukuzumi (BWT Arden)FIA Formula 2 Bahrain Test – Day 3 Morning Session 1 more >>
Bahrain Formula 2 test day 2 full classification
22.03.2018
FIA Formula 2 Bahrain Test – Day 2 Morning Session          photo caption:    Santino Ferrucci (Trident)1    Arjun Maini    Trident&n more >>
Maini ends Formula 2 Day 2 quickest in Bahrain test
22.03.2018
Trident driver sets fastest lap morning session as teammate Ferrucci tops afternoon    Arjun Maini (Trident)Trident’s Arjun Maini ended the second day of the FIA Formula 2 Championship test more >>
Bahrain F2 test day 1 full classification
21.03.2018
 FIA Formula 2 Bahrain Test Sakhir International CircuitWednesday, March 21st  2018Luca Ghiotto (Campos Vexatec Racing)FIA Formula 2 Bahrain Test – Day 1 Morning Session   &n more >>
De Vries fastest on F2 test day in Bahrain
21.03.2018
Dutchman opens second pre-season test with best lap    photo caption:   Nyck de Vries (PERTAMINA PREMA Theodore Racing)Nyck de Vries opened the second FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test at Sak more >>
Bahrain hosts second FIA Formula 2 test
20.03.2018
Final pre-season test gets underway at the Sakhir circuit The second FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test will begin tomorrow at Sakhir, Bahrain ahead of the 2018 season opener there in two weeks’ time. A three-day session, this wil more >>
Aitken getting to grips in Formula 2
16.03.2018
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Third and Reserve Driver Jack Aitken enjoyed his first official 2018 FIA Formula 2 test at Circuit Paul Ricard last week as he gears up for the series opener in Bahrain in April.Jack racked up 199 laps across th more >>
Russell on top during final FIA Formula 2 test day at Le Castellet
08.03.2018
British driver’s morning session time unbeaten as Albon tops afternoon. photo caption:   George Russell (ART Grand Prix)George Russell set the quickest lap in the final day of FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing at Le Cast more >>
Le Castellet FIA Formula 2 test day 3 classification
08.03.2018
FIA FORMULA 2  test, day 3Le Castellet -Thursday, March 8th 2018photo caption:Alexander Albon (DAMS) FIA Formula 2 Le Castellet Test – Day 3 Morning Session1    G more >>
Le Castellet FIA Formula 2 test day 2 full classification
07.03.2018
FIA Formula 2 Le Castellet Test day 2Wednesday, March 7th  2018     photo caption:    Alexander Albon (DAMS)FIA Formula 2 Le Castellet Test – Day 2 Mornin more >>
Lando Norris keeps on shining on Formula 2 test day 2 at Le Castellet
07.03.2018
Carlin driver ends day with fastest time as Albon heads afternoon running photo caption:   Lando Norris (Carlin)Lando Norris ended the second day of FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing with the quickest time, as his more >>
Lando Norris quickest on opening Formula 2 test day at Le Castellet
06.03.2018
British driver leads the way on Day 1 of first F2 test Lando Norris completed the first day of the FIA Formula 2 pre-season test at Le Castellet, France as the fastest driver overall, the Carlin driver setting a 1:43.095 lap during the afternoon session to hea more >>
Le Castellet Formula 2 test day 1 full classification
06.03.2018
FIA Formula 2 pre-season test Le Castellet, France - Circuit Paul Ricard HTTTTuesday, March 6th  2018FIA Formula 2 Le Castellet Test – Day 1 Morning Session1    Lando Norris  &nb more >>
FIA Formula 2 returns to action at Le Castellet
05.03.2018
The Championship’s first pre-season three-day test of 2018 kicks off in France The first official pre-season test of the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship will begin tomorrow in Le Castellet, F more >>
Ralph Boschung earns sophomore FIA Formula 2 season with MP Motorsport
05.03.2018
Following a promising debut FIA Formula 2 Championship year, Ralph Boschung is delighted to announce his return to the series with race-winning Dutch team MP Motorsport.An impressive first season in the Formula 1 feeder category, saw the Swiss more >>
Arden International takes on a fresh look in 2018
05.03.2018
Arden International today announce a new partnership with the Austrian-headquartered water brand, BWT. The team’s new colours will make their debut at the first official FIA Formula 2 test at the Circuit Paul Ricard when testing begins in earnest tomorrow morning. more >>
Campos Vexatec Racing: Neue Saison,neue Technologie,neuer Partner
02.03.2018
•    Serienneuheit: Innovatives Formel 2 Rennauto am Start.•    Weltneuheit: Schweizer Agility-Shirt im Einsatz in der Formel 2.Der spanische Rennstall Campos Racing pr&au more >>
Team Trident to line-up Santino Ferruci and Arjun Maini in 2018
21.02.2018
Team Trident is proud and delighted to announce its line-up for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship. The two cars campaigned by the Italian squad will be driven by Santino Ferrucci and Arjun Maini, two brilliant young prospects coming fr more >>
Tadasuke Makino to Step Up to FIA Formula 2 Championship from Russian Time Race Team
16.02.2018
Honda Motor Co., Ltd  announced that Tadasuke Makino, who competed in the FIA*1 Formula3 European Championship*2 in the 2017 season, will step up to the FIA Formula 2 Championship (F2)*3, recognized as one of the gateways to more >>
Fruitful shakedown for new Formula2 2018 car in Magny-Cours
14.02.2018
Positive day with the new generation car in Magny-Cours The F2 teams got their first taste of the brand new F2 2018 car today at a shakedown on the Magny-Cours circuit in France. Only one car per team was used, with the main focuses on reliability a more >>
European FIA F3 Ace Maximilian Günther steps up with Arden International in 2018
13.02.2018
Arden International today announce that leading European FIA Formula 3 driver Maximilian Günther has moved a step closer to his Formula 1 path by graduating into FIA Formula 2 for 2018 with British based powerhouse team Arden International.Maximilian joins more >>
FIA Formula 2 Championship’s 2018 Teams confirmed
08.02.2018
The 2018 grid will be made of 20 cars FIA Formula 2 Championship promoters are pleased to confirm that ten teams have been entered for the 2018 season. Reigning Champions RUSSIAN TIME will more >>
Honda protégé Nirei Fukuzumi signs with Arden for 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship
15.01.2018
Arden Motorsport and Honda have confirmed that Nirei Fukuzumi will race with the team in FIA Formula 2 for the 2018 season.Honda protégé Nirei Fukuzumi, 20, competed in the GP3 Series with ART Grand Prix across 2016/17. The Japane more >>
FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar 2018
11.12.2017
Updates were approved to the Sporting Regulations to ensure they are consistent with the changes made to the F1 Sporting Regulations for 2018.The 2018 FIA Formula 2 Calendar is: more >>
Abu Dhabi FIA Formula2 test day 3 full classification
02.12.2017
FIA FORMULA 2Abu Dhabi Test day 3 - Yas Marina CircuitSaturday, December 2nd  2017Day 3 Morning results 1.    Arjun Maini     RUSSIAN TIME     1:49.040 more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright