Formula 2 Belgian Grand Prix Preview

FIA Formula 2 is back this weekend, racing at Spa-Franchorchamps in Belgium.

The top two

As the series gets back underway, Nyck de Vries currently leads the championship, thirty points ahead of his nearest rival, Nicholas Latifi.

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Going into the weekend Latifi is in slightly better form having managed to outscore de Vries in the last two weekends. This after suffering a three race weekend slump.

Behind the top two

There is a relatively close group of three behind de Vries and Latifi. This group consists of Sergio Sette Camara, Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken with seven points covering the three.

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All have claimed race victories in 2019 with Ghiotto the driver going into the weekend on better form having scored sixty eight points across the last three race weekends while Sette Camara has scored sixty one points across the last three races and Aitken forty nine.

Rookies

Guanyu Zhou is the highest placed rookie going into the weekend, currently sixth in the standings. His eleven race points scoring streak came to an end during the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend where he finished outside the points in the sprint race.

Anthoine Hubert is the next best placed rookie, currently eighth in the standings, thirty points behind Zhou. Having claimed sprint race victories in Monaco and France, Hubert goes to Belgium having failed to finish inside the points in the last five races. His most recent points finish being a fourth place in the Austrian Grand Prix feature race.

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The next best rookie is Mick Schumacher who enters the Belgian Grand Prix weekend on a three race point scoring streak, the most recent of those being his first Formula 2 victory, which he claimed in the sprint race in Hungary.

Race winners

Schumacher became the eighth different race winner in the 2019 season in Formula 2 with Zhou and Louis Deletraz being perhaps two obvious contenders to increase that number by the end of the season.

Deletraz and Zhou have eight races to claim a victory in the series, their first opportunity being this weekend.

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