Liam Lawson Disqualified Promoting Dan Ticktum to sprint race Win

This morning’s sprint race winner Liam Lawson has been disqualified by the stewards for a breach of throttle map use at the race start.

Liam Lawson was called to the steward’s office this morning in relation to the incident.

The stewards gave the reason that Lawson breached article 2.6.5 of the F2 technical regulations which states “Only clutch maps and throttle maps specified in the FIA F2 Team Documentation SFTP Area may be used. These maps must always be used according to their prescriptions.”

After Lawson’s meeting with the stewards they confirmed he would be disqualified from the race – losing his race win.

“The Stewards examined data evidence. They summoned and heard the driver and team representative (Document No 43) and the FIA Technical Delegate.”

 “A defined throttle pedal progressivity map programmed in position 1 of the steering wheel throttle map rotary knob must be used during all formation lap starts and race starts until the car speed reaches 50 km/h. Car 07 used a different throttle map at the race start.”

“Having considered the matter extensively, the Stewards determined that Car 07 was therefore in breach of the Technical Regulations and is therefore disqualified from the results of Race 2.”

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 22: <> during Sprint Race 2 of Round 2:Monte Carlo of the Formula 2 Championship at Circuit de Monaco on May 22, 2021 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images)

This means that Carlin’s Dan Ticktum will be promoted to first position in the sprint race gaining three more points in the championship and his second win in FIA Formula 2. Oscar Piastri inherits third with Juri Vips taking the remaining podium position in third.  

This morning, Ticktum started P5 on the grid and had an impressive start getting past Theo Pourchaire. The Williams development driver found his confidence behind the wheel in the second half of the sprint race, as the track dried out. The Carlin driver outbreaked Piastri into the Nouvelle Chicane, threading his car up the inside of the Prema, to place himself in second.

Lawson had a slow start off the grid but The Red Bull Junior driver kept the pressure on Piastri in the opening stages of the race and after battling through the Nouvelle chicane, where Piastri failed to keep his car on the track, Lawson made an inch-perfect move on the inside of Piastri on the inside of Rascasse.

Juri Vips moved himself from sixth up to finish in fourth as he gained confidence in the drying conditions.

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