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Colapinto finishes sixth in Bahrain and scores points for the first time in Formula 2

Colapinto finishes sixth in Bahrain and scores points for the first time in Formula 2

The driver rounded off a great performance in the main race of the first date of the season, after qualifying 18th. on the Sprint.

The Argentinian Franco Colapinto signed this Saturday a sixth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix and achieved his first points in Formula 2the school category of the highest division of world motorsports, the Formula 1.

The driver from Pilar rounded off a great performance in the main race of the first date of the season, after qualifying 18th. in the Sprint on Friday, conditioned by a ten-second penalty that he received for an error at the start.

The MP Motorsport representative started 15th. in the Bahrain GP but with a good tire strategy and bold driving he reached the scoring zone reserved for the first eight competitors.

“The whole race was risky, I had to make many overtakes at the limit. It was a good race, with a good result for me, after a somewhat frustrating qualifying. Having recovered so much today, having had a good pace, leaves me a little happier for what’s to come,” said the Argentine in dialogue with Star+.

Colapinto, 20, a Williams academy driver, finished two places ahead of his teammate, the Norwegian Dennis Hauger.

Barbadian Zane Maloney (Rodin Motorsport), winner of the speed race the previous day, repeated his victory this Saturday with a time of 1:02:46.435 to cover the 32 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir.

Source: Ambito

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