Pourchaire becomes the youngest F2 race winner ever

ART Grand Prix Rookie Théo Pourchaire made history in the Formula 2 Feature Race in Monte Carlo.

22. May 2021
Pourchaire becomes the youngest F2 race winner ever
Photo: Clive Rose - Formula 1 / Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images

He was able to convert pole position into victory on the famous street circuit and, at just 17 years of age, became the youngest winner in the history of the championship, ahead of PREMA Racing rookie Oscar Piastri.

It was a dominant victory as the Sauber junior looked almost completely unfazed during the 42-lap race, keeping his former Formula 3 rival Piastri at bay.

UNI-Virtuosi’s Felipe Drugovich took advantage of the alternative strategy to finish third from ninth and take his second podium of the weekend, ahead of Robert Shwartzman who recovered from a slow pit stop to take P4.

Championship leader Guanyu Zhou didn’t pit until lap 37 and overtook his rivals to finish fifth from 10th.