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DAMS LEAVES MONACO WITH TEAMS’ AND DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AFTER SEVENTH F2 PODIUM OF SEASON

Monaco 

All Pictures courtsey of DAMS Motorsport.

Monaco, France (May 28th, 2019) – 

 

DAMS retained the lead in both the FIA Formula 2 teams’ and drivers’ standings, after Sergio Sette Camara scored the French squad’s seventh podium of the season in Monaco (23-25 May).

Qualifying third in his group, Sette Camara lined up fifth on the Feature Race grid. The Brazilian moved up to third at the start and held position until a red flag emerged. The team opted to keep the McLaren F1 test and development driver on the hard compound tyre, pitting for softs with just over 10 laps remaining. He emerged just outside the podium places, finishing fourth on the road before a penalty ahead promoted him to third.

Going from sixth in the Sprint Race, Sette Camara initially dropped back but returned to the position he started to score more valuable championship points.

Initially fifth fastest in qualifying, Nicholas Latifi lined up eighth for the Feature Race following a grid penalty for a pit lane infringement during practice. The Canadian made several superb overtakes but incidents prevented him finishing higher than 12th.

The difficulty of overtaking on the streets of Monte Carlo meant the Williams F1 reserve driver could only move up to 10th in the Sprint Race, with his fastest lap ensuring he retained the lead in the drivers’ championship.

The fifth round of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship will take place at Paul Ricard, France on 21-23 June.