Schumacher scores second win
Prema Racing’s Mick Schumacher scored his second win of the year at Sochi, extending his lead in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. After gaining three positions in the opening lap and nursing his tyres to perfection in the middle stages of the race, following to an early switch from supersofts to softs, the 21-year-old German made a stellar pass for the lead on lap 19. He then made it impossible for any of his contenders to get close to his DRS range. Yuki Tsunota (Carlin) and Callum Ilott (UNI-Virtuosi) rounded out the podium.
Schumacher’s team-mate Robert Shwartzman had a more complicated day at his home event, and a communication mistake within the team cost him a chance to score valuable points. Starting from the seventh place, Shwartzman was pushed slightly off at the start and found himself bottled in the pack. Unfortunately, a last-second decision led Schumacher to pit in the same lap as him which heavily compromised his strategy and race outcome.
With today’s win, Prema Racing increased its lead at the top of the FIA Formula 2 Team Championship.