Jehan Daruvala wins F2 sprint race in Monza

Daruvala took the chequered flag six seconds ahead of Bent Viscaal and Robert Shwartzman. This is Daruvala's second win in F2 after his sprint race win in Bahrain last year.

India's Jehan Daruvala produced one of the best performances of his career to secure a dominant win in the second Sprint Race of the FIA Formula 2 championship in Monza.   -  Getty Images

India's Jehan Daruvala produced one of the best performances of his career to secure a dominant win in the second sprint race of the FIA Formula 2 championship in Monza on Saturday.

The Red Bull Racing junior driver started second and took the lead from David Beckmann into the first corner.

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After a couple of laps under Virtual Safety Car, racing resumed on lap five, and from there on, the driver from Mumbai controlled the field.

He slowly built up his lead and took the chequered flag six seconds ahead of Bent Viscaal and Robert Shwartzman. This is Daruvala's second win in F2 after his sprint race win in Bahrain last year.

 

Daruvala on Friday missed out on pole by just 0.041s and will start second in Sunday's feature race.

Earlier, he started and finished ninth in the first sprint race that gave him a second-place start for the second sprint race. The win moves him to eighth position in the championship with 71 points.

After the race, Daruvala said, "I think that a win was long overdue this season, so I am very happy. This weekend has been good so far, I’ve been consistently quick. I think we deserved the win, hopefully, I can repeat it tomorrow."

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