Formula Two Round 2 Analysis

Best performance: Luciano Bacheta
Hard to look beyond the man who won two races, and became the first driver to win four races in a row in the history of the FIA Formula Two Championship.  Having put his car on pole for race 1, Bacheta led from start to finish, holding off a late challenge from Mathéo Tuscher to win.  For race 2 he only qualified 3rd, but only took 3 corners to take 1st from Tuscher. Again, Tuscher was unable to pass Bacheta for the lead, despite being faster. Mathéo Tuscher does deserve a mention for becoming the youngest driver to finish on the podium in Formula Two, and for two very credible 2nd place finishes. Had he been more experienced, he might have made it past Bacheta, and I would be hailing Tuscher as a double-race winner. I am sure that he will be on the top step of the podium before long.

Worse performance: Daniel McKenzie
There weren't any drivers who particularly performed below expectation: Mihai Marinescu was let down by bad luck this weekend, rather than driving poorly; Dino Zamparelli performed to expectations; Max Snegirev performed as well as could be expected given that he was a new addition to the grid.  Following two strong points finishes, Daniel McKenzie will have been hoping for another strong performance at Portimão, but an inconsistent performance will have left him frustrated.  For race 1 he qualified 5th but only finished 13th, while in race 2 he qualified only 10th and finished 6th. But it is hard to criticise any driver too harshly.

Race rating: 5/10
After the excitement of Silverstone, Portimão was unable to deliver the same amount of overtaking, and the field was somewhat static, with only a couple of battles able to spice up the weekend.

Drivers' Championship

1. Luciano Bacheta 100
2. Mathéo Tuscher 54
3. Christopher Zanella 42
4. Alex Fontana 37
5. Markus Pommer 37
6. Mihai Marinescu 37
7. Daniel McKenzie 30
8. Dino Zamparelli 24
9. Kevin Mirocha 19
10. Hector Hurst 15
11. David Zhu 12
12. Victor Guerin 2
13. Kourosh Khani 1

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