The Italian driver led the field for almost the entire race to finally take a second on the rostrum also adding a fastest lap to his tally. Nissany ended up 15th twice with an unscheduled pit stop on Sunday after a clash with a rival
Campos Vexatec Racing and Luca Ghiotto secured today a brilliant second place during FIA Formula 2’s round at the Hungaroring, in the frame of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Roy Nissany didn’t have Lady Luck on his side despite he wasn’t far off the pace of the front-runners, particularly today.
On Friday, Ghiotto was good enough for fourth on the timesheet with a lap time of 1m29.333s. His teammate Nissany clocked a time of 1m30.113s with his Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018. Later in qualifying, Ghiotto qualified fifth fastest with a lap time of 1m27.828s, a nice start to fight for another podium finish. Nissany scored a lap of 1m28.348s to line up 16th on the starting grid.
Saturday’s feature race started in wet but with conditions gradually improving to get dryer. Ghiotto overtook Nyck de Vries and Sergio Sette Camara on lap 1. Seven laps later, Ghiotto moved up to fourth after passing Antonio Fuoco. Further adrift, Nissany was running in 12th place. Both Campos Vexatec Racing drivers made their mandatory pits stops on lap 16 (Nissany) and 18 (Ghiotto) and made it to the finish using the medium compound tire. After 34 laps, Ghiotto ended up sixth with Nissany taking the checkered flag in 15th place.
Sunday’s sprint race saw Ghiotto moving into the lead from third on the grid as he moved past front-row drivers Sette Camara and Artem Markelov. Ghiotto posted the fastest lap to build a 3 second lead on Alex Albon. The latter still managed to catch Ghiotto in the dying moments and passed him for the lead with a few laps to go. Ghiotto brought second place home, a well-deserved result for everybody at Campos Vexatec Racing. Nissany was caught in a race incident with Ralph Bosching on lap 1 and was forced to pit. Nissany’s race trim was extremely quick and his best lap of 1m33.782s was a mere two tenths slower than Ghiotto’s fastest lap.
At the moment, Ghiotto sits seventh in the Drivers’ Standings on 79 points.
The FIA Formula 2 will resume in three weeks’ time in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on 26-26 August.