05/09/2010 – Stoneman wins again to extend points lead
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Brit doubles up in Germany to close in on F2 title.
Sunday 5th September 2010 – Oschersleben, Germany.
Dean Stoneman took a massive stride towards winning the FIA 2010 Formula Two championship by claiming his second win of the weekend in Oschersleben.
Starting from pole, Stoneman held his lead through the opening corners and looked assured throughout the 23-lap contest. His sixth win of the season sees him move 31 points clear of title rival Jolyon Palmer – who could only finish 12th – with just two rounds remaining. “Obviously I’ve moved a lot closer to the title,” Stoneman enthused after the race. “I’ve got a 31 point lead, which means I have a race in hand. All I’ve got to do now is keep it consistent, finish the next two races in Valencia and hopefully I can win the championship!”
It was a difficult weekend for Stoneman’s main Championship rival Palmer who could only qualify in 13 for race two. There were no such problems for Stoneman. Although it was the first time the 19-year old driver had ever raced at the German track, the young British rising star gave a master class in both qualifying for both race one and two, the latter securing pole, despite changeable weather conditions. Stoneman takes his 31 point lead to the final two races in Valencia 17th -19th September. The Winner of the Formula Championship with test an F1 car with WilliamsF1 later in 2010.
FIA Formula Two Championship – Oschersleben, Germany – Race Two Overall Classification:
1. Dean Stoneman, 23 Laps
2. Kazim Vasiliauskas, +1.966s
3. Sergey Afanasiev, +6.889s
4. Kelvin Snoeks, +13.036s
5. Benjamin Bailly, +16.245s
6. Mihai Marinescu, +17.076s
7. Will Bratt, +17.689s
8. Ivan Samarin, +24.617s
9. Philipp Eng, +24.901s
10. Armaan Ebrahim, +25.457s
For full race reports and images go to www.formulatwo.com