Dennis Hauger #1 Prema Racing, during round 9 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Circuit Paul Ricard, on July 22 - 24, 2022. // Dutch Photo Agency / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202207240212 // Usage for editorial use only //
Pressemelding: Poengløst for Hauger
Det ble en poengløs helg for Dennis Hauger på Paul Ricard i Frankrike. Den norske F2-føreren slet med teknisk trøbbel i kvalifiseringen og var aldri med i tetbildet i løpene.
Det var motortrøbbel for Dennis både under treningen og kvalifiseringen på fredag. Han endte opp med 18. plass i kvalifiseringen.
I lørdagens sprintløp kom han til mål på 12. plass, mens det er de åtte beste som får poeng.
I søndagens hovedløp ble det 16.plass etter at Dennis blant annet måtte inn og bytte frontvinge etter et lite sammenstøt.
Dermed har Dennis fortsatt 67 poeng og falt ned til en 11.plass sammenlagt etter at 18 av 28 løp (9 av 14 runder) nå er unnagjort i Formel 2-serien.
Allerede kommendfe helg er det nye muligheter i Budapest i Ungarn og det vil være en revansjelysten Dennis som stiller til start på Hungaroring.
Pressemelding fra Rewd Bull Jr Team:
Iwasa dominates Paul Ricard F2 Feature – Lawson & Daruvala 1-2 in Sprint
Red Bull Juniors occupied half the podium places at Paul Ricard. After Liam Lawson and Jehan Daruvala put on a great show at the head of the field in France on Saturday, Ayumu Iwasa was in a class of his own on Sunday, winning the Feature Race by over 8 seconds. Dennis Hauger fought back from Practice and Qualifying hit by technical issues.
Hauger struggles to overcome Friday technical issues
Friday: “We had an issue at the beginning of the second run which didn’t allow us to use the last set, but with the first set, we were not there, things for me to work on definitely and things to focus on going into the race. It has been a hard day,” stated the 19-year-old Norwegian.
Saturday: «I had a decent start but lost out in turn 4 just been caught in a melee that cost me a bit. Throughout the race, I didn’t really have the pace and struggled to get close to the cars in front. It was a tough one for sure, and we definitely want to improve going forward. We made up some positions, but the pace wasn’t what we wanted. We have to look into it for tomorrow.»
Sunday: «It was a hard race. I had a decent start and a decent first lap, and I gained a few positions. Then two cars in front just collided, and I just got caught up in the middle of it, couldn’t avoid it. After that, I made a few positions up on Options and at the beginning of the Prime stint. I don’t know if there was some damage, but I struggled a lot with rear temps. Definitely some good bits coming up in the middle of the race, which was still compromised by the early crash.»
French Grand Prix F2 Paul Ricard Qualifying
1. L. Sargeant (Carlin) 1m 43.871s
2. A. Iwasa (Dams) +0.006s
3. F. Vesti (ART) +0.029s9. L. Lawson (Carlin) +0.612s
10. J. Daruvala (Prema) +0.755s
18. D. Hauger (Prema) +1.526s
1. L. Lawson (Carlin) 41m 22.995s
2. J. Daruvala (Prema) +3.206s
3. F. Drugovich (MP) +4.835s
6. A. Iwasa (Dams) +8.260s
12. D. Hauger (Prema) +12.477s
1. A. Iwasa (Dams) 57m 54.568s
2. T. Pourchaire (ART) +8.649s
3. F. Vesti (ART) +9.887s6. L. Lawson (Carlin) +19.680s
7. J. Daruvala (Prema) +27.558s
16. D. Hauger (Prema) +85.136s
F2 Championship after 18 of 28 races –
Next Round Budapest July 30/31
1. F. Drugovich (MP) 173 points
2. T. Pourchaire (ART) 134
3. L. Sargeant (Carlin) 116
4. J. Daruvala (Prema) 94
5. L. Lawson (Carlin) 79
9. A. Iwasa (Dams) 72
11. D. Hauger (Prema) 67