It’s the finale of the 2019 Formula 2 season as it heads to Abu Dhabi this weekend and although the title has been sealed up by Nyck de Vries there is still plenty to look out for this weekend.
With the title won, focus switches to who will claim second in the championship with ten points separating current occupant, Nicholas Latifi, and third placed Luca Ghiotto. An outsider for second is Sergio Sette Camara who is fourth in the standings and twenty nine points behind Latifi, with Sette Camara requiring a near perfect weekend, and a disastrous weekend for Latifi and Ghiotto in order to claim second.Embed from Getty Images
Latifi was at one point leading the standings but has since been slowly closed down by Ghiotto as the Italian has outscored Latifi in four of the last five completed race weekends.
Although Sette Camara is still in the fight to finish inside the top three a more pressing concern for the Brazilian is Jack Aitken, who is directly behind him in the standings in fifth. Aitken is only six points behind Sette Camara going into the Formula 2 finale having outscored the Brazilian in three of the last five race weekends.
Another battle to resolve will be who will finish sixth with Nobuharu Matsushita currently occupying the position but is only two points ahead of Guanyu Zhou heading into the Abu Dhabi race weekend.Embed from Getty Images
Matsushita has outscored Zhou in four of the last five races as the Japanese driver is having a strong finish to the season, despite being forced into retirement in the Russian Grand Prix sprint race. Despite a retirement in the Italian Grand Prix feature race, Zhou goes into the weekend having finished inside the points in the last three races.
Three points separate Jordan King and Louis Deletraz going into this weekend. Although King has had the slightly better results, he failed to score any points during the Russian Grand Prix weekend, while Louis Deletraz managed to finish third in the feature race.
Twenty points behind Deletraz is Callum Ilott who is having a strong end to the season. He has finished inside the points in three of the last four races, this includes claiming his second podium finish of the season, third place in the Russia sprint race.Embed from Getty Images
However Ilott is only five points ahead of Mick Schumacher. The German is however in worse form than Ilott going into the weekend having had to retire from both races in Russia and having only finished in the points once in the last four races.
Five points also separates Sean Gelael further down the standings in sixteenth from Nikita Mazepin in seventeenth and Giuliano Alesi in eighteenth. Gelael has finished inside the points in two of the last four races, while Alesi is having a strong end to the season, finishing inside the points in three of the four races prior to this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Embed from Getty Images