QUALIFYING: Bearman snatches maiden pole in dramatic Baku ending
Baku, April 28, AZERTAC
Oliver Bearman turned his fortunes around in the final seconds of a tense Qualifying session in Baku to claim his first Formula 2 pole position, according to the official website of FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Utilising the slipstream from the train of cars ahead, the PREMA Racing rookie stole first from Rodin Carlin’s Enzo Fittipaldi by just 0.012s at the chequered flag.
Less than a tenth of a second separated the frontrunners, as Théo Pourchaire and Frederik Vesti benefitted late on to seal their spots in third and fourth.
Hauger and Jehan Daruvala put MP right in the mix for both races, as they claimed fifth and sixth respectively. Hitech Pulse-Eight’s Jak Crawford was another late improver as he overtook fellow rookies Martins and Zane Maloney for seventh.
Richard Verschoor will be front and centre when he lines up on reverse grid pole for Saturday’s Sprint Race after qualifying in 10th. The lights go out for the Sprint Race at 15:00 local time.
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