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DAMS SCORES THIRD WIN OF 2019 F2 SEASON IN BARCELONA

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Pictures sourced by DAMS

Barcelona, Spain (May 15th, 2019) – 

 

Following a strong practice session, the Williams Formula 1 reserve driver battled for pole but was pipped at the post for the best time and would line up on the front row of the grid in second.

After maintaining position off the line, Latifi settled into a rhythm for a race in which tyre management was critical until, on lap 31 of 37, the Canadian swept around the outside of Turn 1 to take the lead and secure his third win in five races.

From eighth on the grid in the semi-reverse grid Sprint Race, he was able to improve to sixth and score the fastest lap along the way for two bonus points. That means he leaves Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with an extended drivers’ championship advantage of 26 points, with DAMS leading the teams’ standings by 25 points.

After a competitive qualifying in seventh, Sergio Sette Camara was unfortunate in the Feature Race as an electrical issue during his pit stop cost him several laps in the garage. Although he re-joined the race he was not classified in the results, leaving him 18th on the grid for the Sprint Race. Due to the high-speed nature of the circuit, overtaking opportunities were limited and the McLaren Formula 1 reserve driver could only finish 17th.

The fourth round of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship will take place in Monte Carlo, Monaco on May 23-25.