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Nicholas Latifi wins Baku Formula 2 sprint race

Baku, April 28, AZERTAC

DAMS driver Nicholas Latifi has won Sunday's sprint race in the Baku Formula 2.

Nicholas Latifi laid further groundwork for a championship challenge, averting an array of incidents behind him to win the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race in Baku, Azerbaijan. He was followed by Sauber Junior Team by Charouz rookie Juan Manuel Correa and Campos’ Feature Race winner Jack Aitken.

Latifi managed to remain out of trouble in the final minute to claim the win, beating Correa, who secured his first ever F2 podium finish. Aitken held onto third for more champagne this weekend. They were followed by De Vries, Schumacher, Sette Câmara, Dorian Boccolacci and Gelael.

The win extended Latifi’s lead in the drivers’ title fight at the end of Round 2, with the Canadian on 47 points, leading Ghiotto by 8 points, followed by Aitken on 33, Nyck De Vries on 30, Sette Câmara on 27 and King and Deletraz on 16; while in the teams’ championship, DAMS have increased their lead to 74 points over UNI-Virtuosi Racing on 50, Campos Racing on 43, ART Grand Prix on 34 and Carlin on 22. All eyes now turn to Round 3 of the Championship in Barcelona in two weeks’ time.

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