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R07 Spielberg - FIA Formula 2 Race 2 Report

PREMA Racing experience troubled Feature Race

R07 Spielberg - FIA Formula 2 Race 2 Report

It was a challenging day for PREMA Racing at Spielberg as the team did not make it to the points-paying position after securing the first win of 2024 yesterday in the Sprint Race.

Starting the Feature Race from P9 with Prime tyres, Ollie Bearman made quick gains as he managed to get into the leading train. Before he could see dividends, an engine issue caused him to lose power and eventually forced him to retire just past the midpoint.

Kimi Antonelli also had a positive start. The Italian was on a move from P15 on the grid starting on Option tyres, and was looking to capitalize on the strategy of moving to Primes early. Unfortunately, he stalled exiting from his pit box, losing position. In the closing part of the race, he put up a quick pace, fighting back to P14.

#3 - Ollie Bearman
"Tough race today. It was going quite well, we had a decent pace on the strategy and I had some clean air. Unfortunately, I suddenly lost power and we had to retire."

#4 - Kimi Antonelli
"The race was looking good. The launch at the start was great as I finally found a system to get it right, and the pace on Prime was really good. I just made a mistake at the pit stop and that was pretty much it for my race. I'm sorry for the team, I'll continue working to avoid the mistakes and keep moving forward."