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This is while Nyck de Vries from the ART Grand Prix team came in second, and Jordan King from the MP Motorsport team came in third.
"After Race 1 at Baku, we were comfortably in the lead when the safety car came out and we had a bit of an incident with Nyck de Vries at the restart and I lost the win and finished 12th.
In Sunday's sprint race, which reverses the grid order for the top eight finishers of the feature race, Renault F1 tester Artem Markelov rose from sixth to take victory, as Nyck de Vries' pit stop approach failed to pay off.
"The opportunity was definitely there to take pole, but I think Nyck got a little luckier than us," he explained, "I was just about to start a flying lap when the red flag appeared, so I'd already done one quick lap on my last set of tyres, whereas he had only just left the pits, so he was able to cruise around and save his rubber, which probably explains the gap between our times.
Dynamic Dutchman Nyck de Vries feels confident about returning to the kingdom for the coming grand prix weekend after setting the pace on the final day of the FIA Formula 2 test at the Bahrain International Circuit ...
"I was one of just four drivers from all around the world in the KF3 class to win one - and when you put that into words, it does sound pretty good!" Indeed, only Dutchman Nyck de Vries, Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jnr - son of two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz - and Italian Giuliano Maria Niceta joined Jordan as KF3 award recipients at the star-studded gala.
Markelov started from sixth following the reverse grid rule but did well at the lights to go directly into third place behind Nyck de Vries pf Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing and pole-sitter Maximillan Gunther of BWT Arden.
Albon clocked 1:48.974 to grab the top spot by over a tenth of a second from Norman Nato and Nyck De Vries.
Indeed, a mere tenth would have vaulted the Repton School pupil all the way up to eighth on the grid, and three-tenths would have given him pole, so tight was the competition, but he was nonetheless the second highest-placed British contender, and ahead of both defending WSK KF3 Champion Nyck de Vries and 2008 BRDC Stars of Tomorrow KF3 title-winner Jake Dennis, drivers vastly more experienced in the class.
Nyck de Vries of Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing was ranked fourth 0.119s from the top, while Louis Deletraz of Charouz Racing System claimed fifth 0.413s off the pole-winning pace.
Meanwhile, Brazilian driver from the Carlin team Sergio Sette Camara ranked second, and Dutch driver Nyck de Vries of Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing became third.
Alexander Albon of DAMS finished fourth 9.349s from first, George Russell of ART Grand Prix was fifth 13.947s off the winning pace, and Nyck de Vries of Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing was sixth 14.661s behind Norris.
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