Guanyu Zhou wins first F2 race in Monaco

The UNI-Virtuosi driver celebrates a double victory together with his teammate at the start of the Formula 2 weekend in Monaco.

21. May 2021
Guanyu Zhou wins first F2 race in Monaco
Photo: Lars Baron / Getty Images / FIA Formula 2

Guanyu Zhou extended his lead in the drivers’ championship after the first sprint race in Monte Carlo. He survived a late safety car and won ahead of Felipe Drugovich. The UNI-Virtuosi driver led from the lights to the flag, while the Brazilian finished second after Christian Lundgaard was forced to retire with smoke coming from the rear of his ART Grand Prix in second place.

Roy Nissany said in the run-up to the race that it was all about the “mental game” in Monaco. The DAMS driver finished ahead of Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung to claim his first Formula 2 podium.

David Beckmann finished 12th after the first race, Lirim Zendeli finished 15th, and title contender Robert Shwartzman retired after contact with the guardrails.