Bearman, PREMA claim second weekend podium at Spa-Francorchamps
Coming from a win in yesterday's first race, Ollie Bearman completed a brilliant weekend today at Spa-Francorchamps by finishing third in race 2 and closing into the lead of the championship.
The British rookie started from P8 and moved his way up the field to take P5 right after the start. Despite having to deal with long laps behind the safety-car, the Ferrari Driver Academy member maximised his chances especially in the latest stages, cruising to P3 at the end.
The safety-car situations limited the chances for recovery of teammates Arthur Leclerc, who moved from P20 back to P11 and, Red Bull Junior Jak Crawford, who fought back from P30 to P17. With many championship contenders hitting trouble, the driver Championship is wide open with five drivers covered by 10 points. On the other hand, PREMA Racing keeps leading the Team Championship with a hefty margin.
#1 - Dennis Hauger
"Although the result today wasn't the best, I still felt there were positive things to take. Compared to yesterday we made a step with the softs. We still struggled a bit with the mediums in the end especially, but otherwise, I felt there were steps made and things we can definitely bring to next week. It was a decent race, I tried to keep it clean and do the best job I could. Now we have something we can take and move forward."
#2 - Jehan Daruvala
"I didn't have a good start and then we were also lacking pace. Then we picked up some damage and we had to make an additional stop. I really want to forget about this weekend."