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Daruvala finishes 5th, Piastri triumphs over Zhou at Monza

Indian Jehan Daruvala missed the podium, settling for fifth place in the Feature Race of Formula 2 here on Sunday.

Daruvala, who sealed his second Formula 2 victory with a dominant command in the second sprint race on Saturday, was slow from second place and clocked 56: 41.936.

Oscar Piastri claimed a dominant first victory in the Feature Race, beating Guanyu Zhou to extend his championship lead. Piastri had failed to convert pole in the previous round at Silverstone, losing to Zhou when the lights went out, but seemed to have learned from experience and completed the first lap in the lead. Jumping from third to second on the line, Zhou kept the pressure on throughout the race but failed to overtake his title rival.

As the best-placed driver on the alternate strategy, Dan Ticktum was offered a chance for a safety car victory with five laps to go. Eight passes on the optional tire followed, before being stopped by Bernd Mayländer’s Mercedes, pulled out after a collision between David Beckmann and Bent Visceral.

The winner of Sprint Race 1, Théo Pourchaire, was content with fourth place.

The title fight will continue in just under two weeks in Sochi, where Piastri and Zhou will look to resume their battle on the front lines.

The FIA ​​Formula 2 will be live on EUROSPORT and EUROSPORT HD. The Eurosport channel can be broadcast on the discovery + app.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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