IMOLA, ITALY - APRIL 23: Theo Pourchaire of France and ART Grand Prix (10) drives on track during the Round 3:Imola Sprint race of the Formula 2 Championship at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 23, 2022 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
After a dramatic feature race Theo Pourchaire takes the win. Enzo Fittipaldi follows closely in P2 with Ralph Boschung in P3. Daruvala claims fastest lap with a 1:28.353.
The drama started before the drivers made it to the grid with Campo’s Olli Caldwell being investigated for dangerous driving in the pit lane.
Juri Vips lines up on the front row after taking his first-ever pole in Formula 2. Next to him is DAMS driver and rookie Ayumu Iwasa who lines up on the front row for the first time.
A slow start for Vips leaves the gap for Campos’s Ralph Boschung to charge through. Nissany however quickly takes his place moving into the lead from sixth place.
The safety car is soon brought out as PREMA’s Dennis Haugher and Virtuosi’s Jack Doohan collide at the start. As a result, Haugher makes contact with the wall as well as Doohan sustaining wing damage. Both retiring respectively.
As the safety car comes in at the end of Lap 4 Nissany takes control of the restart however the nature of the restart is noted by the Stewards. As the drama continues Vips spins off into the gravel putting himself out of the race as well as bringing out the safety car once again.
Many front runners take the opportunity on Lap 8 to come into the pits. With Nissany coming into the pits Daruvala takes the lead.