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Drugovich takes pole position in Spa
SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Amaury Cordeel of Belgium and Van Amersfoort Racing (25) drives on track during practice ahead of Round 11:Spa-Francorchamps of the Formula 2 Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 26, 2022 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images)

F2 Qualifying Round 11 Results

Will Drugovich be able to further extend his lead?

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Championship leader Felipe Drugovich took pole position in Spa while Enzo Fittipaldi makes it an all-Brazilian front row.

Drugovich will look to increase his championship lead again after seating it reduced before the summer break. (Image credit: Motorsport Images.)

With conditions worsening from the Formula 3 qualifying session earlier in the day, the field made its way out onto the track.

Due to the conditions, the session was delayed by five minutes.

As it happened

Alpine-backed Jack Doohan led the field out of the pit lane but took a spin at Turn One, temporarily bringing out the yellow flags.

Richard Verschoor set the benchmark time of the session with a 2:11.460.

The session, however, was quickly red flagged as Juri Vips was unable to continue after hitting the curb at Turn One, sending him into a spin.

With the red flag out Verschoor took the top spot, with Theo Pourchaire in P2 thanks to a 2:14.920 and his teammate Frederik Vesti in P3 with a 2:16.066.

Racing Resumes

With just over 23 minutes left on the clock, the lights went green at the end of the pit lane.

Marino Sato led the grid out of the pit lane and onto the track.  Jehan Daruvala, however, was the first to top the times with a 2:00.903. This was quickly displaced, though, by Amaury Cordeel with a 2.00.804.

After a flurry of improving lap times, Marcus Armstrong took the top spot with a 2:00.353. Dennis Hauger sat in P2 with a 2:00.402. Behind, Logan Sargeant took P3 off his teammate Liam Lawson with a 2:00.531.

Vesti also managed to improve further by wedging himself between the Carin teammates to take P4 with a 2:00.548.

As the drivers started to peel into the pits, championship leader Felipe Drugovich took the top spot with a 1:59.990. Returning Ralph Boschung also took advantage of this time, putting himself into P4 with a 2:00.517.

With just under 10 minutes on the clock, the drivers started to leave the pits once again. As a result, traffic on the track continued to build.

Lirim Zendeli who stepped into the Campos in place for Caldwell had an unfortunate outlap, collecting a puncture and having to return to the pits.

With the track conditions improving, so were the lap times. After a flurry of improvement, Drugovich once again topped the times with a 1:58.232. With just over two minutes remaining, Doohan sat in P2 with a 1:58.941 while Lawson sat in P3 with a 1:58.976

No one could beat the championship leader, though Enzo Fittipaldi set an incredible 1:58.615 to make it an all-Brazilian front row for the Feature Race.

Logan Sargeant completed the top three with a 1:58.781.

Qualifying Classification

1st- Drugovich

2nd- Fittipaldi

3rd- Sargeant

4th- Doohan

5h- Beckmann

6th- Lawson

7th- Verschoor

8th- Pourchaire

9th- Daruvala

10th- Boschung

Formula 2 returns tomorrow for round 11’s Sprint Race.

Featured Image Credit: Dan Istitene via Getty Images

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