Formula Two Round 1 Analysis

Best performance: Luciano Bacheta
In my season preview I predicted that Luciano Bacheta would be champion this season.  At Silverstone he did me proud, winning both races in style.  While he was slow off the grid in race 1, he managed to pull of some brilliant overtaking manoeuvres to take the win.  In race 2 he was able to make a better start, passing Alex Fontana for 2nd.  He then proceeded to make sure that Mihai Marinescu was unable to get away at the front, before making his move to take the lead on the penultimate lap.  With two race wins from two, Bacheta heads the championship going in to round 2 in Portugal.

Worst performance: Markus Pommer
It is harsh for me to name Markus Pommer as the worst performer, but this is based on how drivers performed compared to expectations.  Pommer had been one of the front runners in testing, including at free practice, but was unable to pull out the performance expected of him.  In qualifying a driver error led to him qualifying last, and while he was able to battle up to 8th place for a points finish, it just acted to demonstrate how much better he could have done had he qualified higher up the grid.  For race 2 he only qualified 10th, again down on what he is capable of, and he only improved to finish 7th.  If he is to show championship-winning form he is going to need to improve at Portimão.

Race rating: 10/10
Lots of good racing for all positions, and both races featured drivers having to pass to win.  With the improvements made to the JPH1B the Formula Two car is a lot faster than it was last year, and the overboost facility acted to create some exciting moments.

Drivers' Championship

1. Luciano Bacheta 50
2. Mihai Marinescu 30
3. Alex Fontana 30
4. Christopher Zanella 22
5. Daniel McKenzie 22
6. Mathéo Tuscher 18
7. Markus Pommer 10
8. Dino Zamparelli 10
9. Hector Hurst 7
10. David Zhu 2
11. Kourosh Khani 1

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