Jack Doohan’s Formulation 2 season has copped one more crippling blow after being worn out of the Monza Grand Prix on Sunday.
With three races to go within the season, Doohan remained within the hunt for the Formulation 2 title however had his hopes dashed on the Dutch Grand Prix after being sabotaged throughout a security automobile restart.
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On Sunday issues went from dangerous to worse for Doohan solely a handful of laps into the Italian Grand Prix.
After securing pole place, Doohan limped off the road throughout the formation lap however managed to get going and take his place firstly because the lights went out.
Nevertheless it was the identical another time as Doohan slowed down and was instantly swamped by his rivals, falling from first to eighth by the primary nook.
Three vehicles went flying off the observe and into the boundaries after the opening two corners which instantly triggered yellow flags.
Because the vehicles made there means into the following set of corners nonetheless, Doohan was pinched in between two rivals and was despatched flying however managed to crawl his means again into the pits.
“Oh my god mate,” Doohan shouted over the workforce radio.
Replays confirmed Doohan heading in direction of the nook earlier than Prema’s Jehan Daruvala shifted throughout, forcing Doohan to react swiftly to his proper the place Logan Sargeant already was.
“Doohan didn’t get away nicely and it goes from dangerous to worse. Sargeant and Doohan scrapping down the barrier and it’s a frantic first lap,” Alex Jacques stated in commentary.
A security automobile was instantly referred to as as 5 drivers had been eradicated from the 30 lap race on the opening lap. Becoming a member of Doohan was Sargeant, Theo Pourchaire, Luca Ghiotto, Ralph Boschung and Olli Caldwell.
The chaos of the race was removed from achieved nonetheless. Two laps after the security automobile left the observe Calan Williams misplaced management and slammed into the boundaries.
The security automobile was referred to as for, however shortly after the race was purple flagged as marshalls attended to the broken barrier and cleared the automobile from the observe.
Fortunately as soon as the race obtained again underway, other than a couple of little blips it was clean crusing as Jehan Daruvala claimed the win after beginning sixth on the grid.
The drivers championship was selected Saturday with Felipe Drugovich’s lead being unassailable with one spherical remaining.
Doohan has been linked with the vacant Alpine seat for the 2023 Formulation 1 seat within the seat vacated by Fernando Alondo and Oscar Piastri.
Formulation 1 journalist Will Buston believes the workforce is wrestling with the concept of throwing the rising Aussie ace who has produced every race weekend in Formulation 2 into the drivers seat.
“The Gasly, Herta story appears to be going off the boil with Alpine seemingly now not assured they’ll get the Frenchman. Extremely for F1’s 4th greatest workforce their choices are few and much between for the seat. Doohan is quietly shifting into prime place to leap from F2,” Buxton wrote.
“What choices have they got? Schumacher seems to not be a consideration. A RIC return appears to be like off the playing cards. Vandoorne? De Vries? Maybe on a 1 12 months deal earlier than Doohan races in 24. Perceive workforce wrestling with answering query of why not 23 in the event that they know they need him for twenty-four.”