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Crawford beats Das to conclude 2021 Euroformula season

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Fotospeedy

Jak Crawford rounded out the 2021 Euroformula season with his eighth win, giving him more victories than champion Cameron Das, whom he beat to the flag at Barcelona.

Crawford started the final race of the season from pole position and led away to assert a lead early on as team-mate Das climbed from fourth to second.

From there, he was able to keep the gap at 1.2 seconds initially, before opening that up to 2.4s as the race progressed.

CryptoTower Racing’s Louis Foster rounded out the podium after starting second to secure the runner-up spot in the championship, ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Cem Bolukbasi.

Motopark’s Christian Mansell started third but almost stalled and dropped back a couple of positions. He finished fifth, while Carlin’s Enzo Trulli’s podium streak concluded as he finished sixth.

Double R Racing’s Josh Mason was seventh, ahead of CryptoTower’s Nazim Azman.

VAR’s Casper Stevenson and Double R’s Sebastian Alvarez rounded out the top 10, with Rafael Villagomez taking the final point due to Alvarez’s guest driver status this weekend.

Villagomez’s race was not without incident, however, as he banged wheels with CryptoTower’s Filip Kaminiarz on the front straight and then again at Turn 1, sending the latter into a spin.

He stalled but was able to continue. He went on to finish last behind BVM Racing’s Francesco Simonazzi, who also had an off-track moment.

Drivex duo Enzo Scionti and Dexter Patterson, and Carlin’s Brad Benavides – the latter having a wide moment while in contention for points – were those in positions 12th through 14th.

Race results (18 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Jak Crawford Motopark 29m22.158s
2 Cameron Das Motopark +2.036s
3 Louis Foster CryptoTower +5.143s
4 Cem Bolukbasi Van Amersfoort Racing +12.274s
5 Christian Mansell Motopark +16.145s
6 Enzo Trulli Carlin +17.757s
7 Josh Mason Double R Racing +18.305s
8 Nazim Azman CryptoTower +19.012s
9 Casper Stevenson Van Amersfoort Racing +20.821s
10 Sebastian Alvarez Double R Racing +26.367s
11 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing +27.647s
12 Enzo Scionti Drivex School +36.421s
13 Dexter Patterson Drivex School +38.233s
14 Brad Benavides Carlin +38.896s
15 Francesco Simonazzi BVM Racing +52.730s
16 Filip Kaminiarz CryptoTower +53.559s
Fastest lap: Crawford, 1m37.305s

Championship standings
1 Das 382   2 Foster 315   3 Crawford 304   4 Azman 262   5 Bolukbasi 217   6 Stevenson 214   7 Trulli 144   8 Villagomez 135   9 Mason 89   10 Kaminiarz 80