R03 Baku - FIA Formula 2 Race 3 Report
PREMA Racing wrapped up an extremely positive weekend at Baku with a double podium finish in the FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race at the Azerbaijani venue.
Starting from P3, Oscar Piastri posted a brilliant second place. The Australian maximized his position in the early stages of the race with some razor-sharp moves, and stayed clear of the many incidents and mishaps that happened out front. Despite suffering from a 5-second unsafe release penalty after his pit-stop, his pace was fast enough to retain P2 and end up right behind the eventual race winner.
Russian teammate Robert Shwartzman finished behind him and delivered a great recovery from 10th place on the grid, setting a strong and consistent pace that secured him his second podium finish of the weekend following yesterday's race 1 win. Shwartzman is now back in full contention for the driver championship lead, sitting third behind Piastri.
The combination of their efforts made sure for PREMA Racing to reclaim the lead of the team championship. The series now goes for a break before getting back for round 4 at Silverstone.