The Formula 2 sprint race is a tough race if you have to start from one of the last rows. It is even harder if you stall the car.
That is what happened at the start of the race. Both Roberto Merhi and Ralph Boschung stalled their car at the start of the race. The common clutch issue from the new Formula 2 car seemed to be the issue.
In the sprint race, you only get points if the driver finishes in the top 8, but the time gap got so big after the engine stall and the restart in the pitlane that the team decided to use the race more as a “practice”. Both drivers did a pitstop, and Ralph Boschung took over the fastest race lap.
P15 Roberto Merhi
P16 Ralph Boschung