It was an eventful weekend for the Carlin FIA Formula 2 team in Hungary this weekend, with two dramatic races delivering second and third places for Lando Norris and Sergio Sette Camara respectively.
Sette Camara completed a stunning qualifying session on Friday to line up on pole for Saturday’s Feature Race. Wet and then drying conditions provided the basis for a thrilling race, with Carlin’s Norris delivering a masterclass in wet weather driving to take the lead before dropping to second in the latter half of the race. Team mate Sette Camara fought hard to keep third, but contact with Antonio Fuoco in the final corner of last lap earned the Brazilian a 10-second penalty which put him seventh on the timing screens.
Starting Sunday’s Sprint race from second place, Sette Camara was fourth after the opening laps, with Norris moving up one place to sixth. An early fight between Sette Camara and Artem Markelov for third resulted in the Carlin man coming out on top, although left both drivers with worn tyres later on.
In a race that was all about tyre degradation, Norris managed his well, providing the move of the race around the outside of turn 3 to pass both Nick Devries and Markelov to snatch fourth place. The McLaren reserve and test driver maintained the position to the flag, following home team mate Sette Camara who claimed a well deserved podium position in third place.
Following a strong points haul from both drivers, Carlin regain the lead in the Teams’ Championship standings.