Marinescu claims second F2 win of 2012 with lights-to-flag run at Brands Hatch
|By Daniel Puddicombe||Sunday, July 15th 2012, 15:02 GMT|
Polesitter Mihai Marinescu took his second win of the season with victory in the second Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch.
After making a great getaway the Romanian led all the way from Swiss Christopher Zanella. Brit Dino Zamparelli completed the podium with his first F2 top-three finish.
Race one winner Kevin Mirocha finished in fourth after another great start. Markus Pommer finished fifth, inheriting the place when 15-year-old Matheo Tuscher ended his race in the crash barriers at Paddock Hill Bend, bringing out the safety car as a result.
Championship leader Luciano Bacheta gained two places from his disappointing starting spot to finish sixth. Zanella has retaken second in points following Tuscher's retirement.
In a race of little incident, Plamen Kralev had a sizeable shunt at Hawthorns as he battled with birthday boy Hector Hurst. Max Snegirev went out in similar fashion during the closing stages.
Results - 28 laps: Pos Driver Time/Gap 1. Mihai Marinescu 37m49.862s 2. Christopher Zanella + 3.887s 3. Dino Zamparelli + 14.327s 4. Kevin Mirocha + 15.201s 5. Markus Pommer + 16.009s 6. Luciano Bacheta + 17.181s 7. Alex Fontana + 17.515s 8. Daniel McKenzie + 19.306s 9. Axcil Jefferies + 20.996s 10. Kourosh Khani + 21.872s 11. Mauro Calamia + 31.223s 12. Hector Hurst + 31.661s 13. David Zhu + 35.741s 14. Max Snegirev + 4 laps Retirements: Matheo Tuscher 10 laps Plamen Kralev 4 laps