Oliver Bearman hit with penalty as Ferrari star gets immediate reality check on F2 return.

March 25, 2024

Oliver Bearman’s troublesome beginning to the 2024 Recipe Two season went on in Australia after he got a 10-second post-race punishment for a crash with Joshua Duerksen.

The youngster is as yet sitting tight for his primary marks of the mission and is attached to the lower part of the standings.

After PREMA Dashing showed up at the season opener in Bahrain with an uncompetitive bundle and Bearman missed the second round of the year in Saudi Arabia because of his last-minute call-up to supplant Carlos Sainz, the Ferrari junior driver showed up in Melbourne without a highlight his name.

Given his pre-season charging as a title number one, this was a disheartening beginning for the young person, and his disappointments were exacerbated when the checkered banner waved in qualifying on Friday.

Bearman saw his penultimate passing run stopped by a yellow banner in the last area and couldn’t improve with his last exertion. This meant that he would have to start P16 in both the sprint race and the feature race to end his pointless streak.

To do so, he would have to break through the field in both races. Because of some confusion at the race start that took out two of the leaders – Pepe Marti and Gabriel Bortoleto – Bearman climbed his direction to eighth spot, which would have granted him a point.

In any case, following a turn-four conflict with the PMH AIX vehicle of Duerkson, the stewards hit the Brit with a 10-second punishment. The punishment dropped him to fourteenth in the request, meaning he presently has no focuses to his name after five races, though two of which he didn’t take part in.

Fortunately for Bearman, he did show impressive pace and will have a better chance of scoring in Sunday’s longer feature race. Bearman wasn’t the main F2 wonder to experience a disheartening destiny during the Australian run race.

Colleague and Mercedes diva Kimi Antonelli was running in the focuses prior to turning into the rock trap, while race champ Isack Hadjar was deprived of triumph for his contribution in the disorder at the race start.

Bearman, who watched in qualifying as Sainz moved his Ferrari into the front row for the Australian Grand Prix in a car he was driving just two weeks ago, will not be satisfied by his rivals’ woes.