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Hauger inherits F2 win as Trident drivers disqualified due to throttle map

by Ida Wood

Photo: Formula Motorsport

MP Motorsport’s Dennis Hauger has inherited victory in Formula 2’s sprint race in Jeddah after both of Trident’s drivers were disqualified due to a technical infringement.

Richard Verschoor and Roman Stanek finished first and 10th on track, but both were found to have had an incorrect throttle pedal progressivity map installed to their cars prior to the race which was not in compliance with the technical regulations.

Hauger had finished 0.728 seconds behind Verschoor in the fight for victory, and now claims the fifth win of his F2 career by 0.782s over Hitech GP’s Paul Aron. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Enzo Fittipaldi has been promoted onto the podium in third.

The two extra points that Aron gets by moving up to second place means he reduces the championship lead of Rodin Motorsport drive Zane Maloney by one point to 13, since Verschoor’s disqualification also moved Maloney up from fifth to fourth place after he started 15th on the grid.

Hauger moves above Bortoleto to fourth in the standings on victory countback, while Fittipaldi rises from 12th to 10th in the points table and Verschoor drops from eighth to 15th and Trident drops from eighth to last place in the teams’ standings.

Verschoor had credited a strong start from second on the grid to his win before learning of his disqualification, and had spent an hour before the race preparing for that one moment. While he was happy with how he executed his launch from the line, he did not actually get past Aron into the lead of the race until lap eight of 20.