Alex Fontana romped home for his maiden Formula Two win during
an incident-packed opening race at the Hungaroing. The 20-year-old
Swiss started from P4 but was able to benefit from an eventful
opening few laps together with a superb overtake on Kevin Miocha to
come home for the win. Mirocha finished second while Luciano
Bacheta secured the final podium spot and a chance to secure the
championship title in Sunday's race. Read what the top three
drivers had to say after the champagne had been sprayed…
"It was a great race and a long overdue win! The qualifying was a little disappointing given how quick we were in free practice but it was still a good grid slot. I did get a bit lucky with Marinescu and Tuscher making contact and then I was able to stay behind Mirocha and use my overboost to get past him and then my speed did the rest."
"That race was a mixture of good and bad things! First of all everything was under control but then I just saw a lot of smoke in my mirrors and I just lifted the brakes to try and make sure I didn't get hit. This pushed me off the racing line and made my tyres a bit dirty which allowed Fontana to close. He then boosted and I had no chance at all and him overtook me. He was very quick after that but I still had good pace and it was good to finish on the podium."
"I was very surprised to find myself on the podium today and it feels better than a race win! I was massively lucky in the race and was fortunate to be able to stay out of trouble. I was so consistent in my lap times but I struggled with pace and I haven't been happy with the balance of the car all weekend but overall it's great to come away with third place."
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