F2 Showed Us Just How Chaotic Sakhir Qualifying Will Be – WTF1

F2 Showed Us Just How Chaotic Sakhir Qualifying Will Be

A dramatic crash between Mick Schumacher and Roy Nissany in F2’s qualifying hinted at how crazy F1’s qualifying around the Bahrain ‘outer’ circuit could be on Saturday.

The crash, which occurred just moments before the session came to an end, saw title-contender Schumacher make a pass on Nissany for track space which backfired and caused Nissany to mount the back of Schumacher’s car.

Schumacher, who will start the final Feature Race of the season in 18th, wasn’t able to find the pace during qualifying and poorly judged the pass on Nissany in the final minutes.

The pair touched wheels which sent Nissany flying off the track, but when rejoining he caught his front-right wheel with Schumacher’s rear-left which launched the car up into the air.

Schumacher is in a big battle with Callum Ilott for the championship crown this weekend, and with Schumacher now starting in 18th and Illot in 9th the battle is looking rather spicy!

Pole sitter Yuki Tsunoda is also still in title contention, as is Nikita Mazepin.

Usually, on shorter tracks, F2 splits up the field in locations such as Monaco. This was not implemented on this short but speedy 3.543 km track as all 22 drivers were let loose at the same time.

Rather than play it safe and go on the track when it’s quieter, it appears that everyone wanted to get as much slipstream as possible resulting in huge trains of cars.

It’s thought that this could be similar to what we can expect from F1 tomorrow during their qualifying, which means it could be one of the wildest we have seen all year!

Are you enjoying seeing F1 on this shorter race circuit? Let us know in the comments.

2 thoughts on “F2 Showed Us Just How Chaotic Sakhir Qualifying Will Be

  • Does F2 have penalty points for “Causing a collision”? Because Schumacher deserves a couple of points for that stupid move.

    • why?? Mick was on a flying lap and Nissany was on a out lap. Nissany shouldn’t be sitting on the racing line.

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