Ramon Pineiro completes clean sweep of Spielberg Formula 2 races
|By Andrew van de Burgt||Sunday, August 28th 2011, 13:47 GMT|
Ramon Pineiro made it three Formula 2 wins in a row with his second victory of the weekend at Spielberg.
Poleman Christopher Zanella led off the line, but outbraked himself into Turn 3 and Pineiro and Mirko Bortolotti went through.
It was closer than race one, but once again the championship leader couldn't challenge Pineiro's ultimate pace, and the Spaniard was unchallenged throughout.
On his best weekend so far, Mihai Marinescu took third from Zanella with a great pass, but he was a long way back on the lead duo. Zanella held onto fourth, while Kelvin Snoeks took fifth after a good charge.
Tobias Hegewald had a good battle with Max Snegirev, which he won to claim sixth. In fact the dicing for the minor points provided the main entertainment, with Benjamin Lariche, Mikkel Mac, Luciano Bacheta and Miki Monras disputing the places.
Bacheta rounded off a satisfactory debut weekend by sealing the last point on the final lap.
Results - 26 laps: Pos Driver Time/Gap 1. Ramon Pineiro 36m07.472s 2. Mirko Bortolotti + 1.204s 3. Mihai Marinescu + 11.124s 4. Christopher Zanella + 12.709s 5 Kelvin Snoeks + 20.818s 6. Tobias Hegewald + 24.689s 7. Maxim Snegirev + 30.592s 8. Benjamin Lariche + 33.186s 9. Mikkel Mac + 33.537s 10. Luciano Bacheta + 35.887s 11. Miki Monras + 36.181s 12. Julian Theobald + 39.000s 13. Rene Binder + 41.100s 14. Thiemo Storz + 50.871s 15. Plamen Kralev + 54.890s 16. Johannes Theobald + 1'04.034s 17. Parthiva Sureshwaren + 1'05.096s 18. James Cole + 2 laps Retirements: Sunghak Mun 21 laps Alex Brundle 6 laps Jack Clarke 1 lap Armaan Ebrahim 0 laps