Nicholas Latifi claimed the first win of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship season with a storming drive in this afternoon’s Race 1 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, making a strong start and overcoming a slow pitstop for victory ahead of Luca Ghiotto and DAMS teammate Sergio Sette Câmara.
Sérgio Sette Câmara has claimed the first bragging rights of the 2019 season by topping this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship free practice session with a laptime of 1:43.618 at the Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir, leading a DAMS 1-2 by 0.3 seconds from teammate Nicholas Latifi and Ralph Boschung.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship returns to action this weekend for its third season, as the first round takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir to kick off the 2019 season. Since 2017, F2 has firmly established its position as the ultimate feeder category to F1 with Charles Leclerc, George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon all stepping up to an immediate race seat following their successful F2 campaign. As a new season begins, this year’s grid of young talent is looking to emulate their predecessors as they seek to reach the pinnacle of motorsport.
Mick Schumacher will make his Formula One debut in Bahrain. He will not be driving in the Formula one race but he will participate with the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test sessions.
The FIA announced how they will fill the three mandatory senior official roles for the Australian Grand Prix. This due the shock death of Charlie Whiting.