Doohan on the charge in Monaco

Monday 30 May, 2022
Jack Doohan enjoyed two points finishes in Monaco over the weekend.
FIA Formula 2
Jack Doohan’s momentum in the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship has continued over the weekend after a solid outing in Monaco.
 
After a tough opening three rounds to the F2 season, the Queenslander found rhythm in Barcelona earlier this month with his first podium and a sixth place.
 
While he wasn’t able to secure another podium this weekend , the 19-year-old came ever so close in the championship’s feature race, finishing in fourth place.
 
Although he was running in third place at one point, Doohan ended up losing the spot during his pit stop and eventually finished fourth.
 
In the earlier sprint race, Doohan finished seventh and picked up a bonus point for the race’s fastest lap.
 
As for the other Australian in Calan Williams, it was a weekend of what could have been with the West Australian twice having opportunities to score points but was ultimately unable to do so.
 
In the opening race, he finished in P14 and in the feature race, after getting as high as seventh place, he was taken out by another driver on the last lap and failed to finish.
 
Following on from the fifth round of the season, Doohan now sits in sixth place outright and just eight points off Jehan Daruvala in third.
 
The next round of the championship will be in Baku on 11-12 June.  

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Spanish F4
Hugh Barter was made to work hard during the second round of the Spanish F4 Championship at Circuito de Jerez after a tough Saturday saw him start lower than expected,
 
After having his qualifying lap deleted due to exceeding track limits, Barter started the first race in ninth and lost even more positions after going wide on the opening lap.
 
Not giving up, Barter then made a few spots, but could only finish as high as 10th and just squeezing into the points.
 
It was a far better day on Sunday, with Barter finishing the middle race in sixth place before consolidating the round with a podium in the final outing.
 
Despite the less than ideal results, the Victorian still ended the weekend third on the outright standings, 30 points behind leader Nikola Tsolov.
 
The next round of the Spanish F4 Championship will be on 11-12 June in Cheste.
 


24 Hour of Nürburgring
After a strong lead up, Matt Campbell’s charge for a strong result in the popular Nürburgring 24 Hours race ended as quickly as it began due to severe contact with another team.
 
Sharing driving duties of the Toksport WRT Porsche 911 alongside Julien Andlauer and Mathieu Jaminet, Campbell was given the task of starting the race after the trio qualified in P14.
 
Unfortunately, they were taken out early on after a big hit from a rival car making Campbell one of the first to retire and marking a disappointing end to their campaign.

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NTT IndyCar Series
Will Power has unfortunately lost his lead in the outright NTT Indycar Series standings after a disappointing day at the 106th running of the famous Indianapolis 500.
 
With qualifying having already taken place last week, Power had put himself in a good position after making it to Indy 500 "Fast Twelve" where he qualified in 11th.
 
Although he gave it everything during the famous race, it wasn’t enough as he ended up losing places and crossing the line in 15th.
 
The great race proved even harder for three-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin, who crashed out with just 49 laps to go after making up 15 places to that point.
 
Taking out the victory was former Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson, who beat Pato O'Ward by less than two seconds.
 
The NTT Indycar Series continues this weekend with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle Street Circuit.
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