Antonio Fuoco took Charouz Racing’s maiden F2 victory in a chaotic Sprint Race at the 2018 Monaco GP.
The record books may show the Ferrari junior driver leading from start to finish, but Fuoco was made to work for the victory by Lando Norris who finished second to extend his championship lead.
The podium was completed by Louis Deletraz in the other Charouz car after a brilliant defensive drive to fend off Artem Markelov.
Jack Aitken who started on the front row was the first retirement as his ART slowed coming through the tunnel on the opening lap, forcing the British driver out of the race.
Mercedes reserve driver George Russell’s race also came to an end in the swimming pool section as he hit the kerb and collided with the wall.
The Russian made a lovely pass on Arjun Maini at La Rascasse, before closing on Deletraz and attempting to pass around the outside of Sainte Devote.
In the end he had to settle for fourth, but he moves up to second in the drivers’ championship on a weekend when most of the title contenders hit trouble.
Formula 2 returns at the French Grand Prix and you can see action live on Sky Sports F1 on June 22-24.