Dan Ticktum has been disqualified from the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race and thus, loses his victory, as his DAMS car was unable to provide the required fuel sample.
According to Article 14.6 to of the FIA F2 Technical Regulations, competitors must ensure that an 0.8kg sample of fuel may be taken during the event at any time. Ticktum’s machine was not able to provide that sample when it was tested.
As a result, the race win has been handed to compatriot and championship leader Callum Ilott, making it his third win of 2020.
Christian Lundgaard is second, Mick Schumacher third and Robert Shwartzman fifth. Everyone else moves up one position.
Ticktum crossed the line to take the victory, but was unable to make it back to the pits under his own power, instead arriving in the back of the medical car, which had to collect the British racer.
“After Race 2 it was not possible to take a fuel sample of 0.8kg from Car 2. Competitors must ensure that a 0.8kg sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the Event. Car 2 was not able to supply this sample when tested,” a statement from the stewards reads.
“The Stewards examined the evidence. They summoned and heard the team representatives. Having considered the matter extensively, the Stewards determined that it was not possible to take a fuel sample of 0.8 kg from Car 2 after Race 2.
“The Technical Delegate’s report stated that sample extracted was 0.05 kg. This is a breach of the technical regulation and Car 2 is therefore disqualified.”
DAMS have the right to appeal against the punishment, as stated in Article 15 of the FIA International Sporting Code and Article 10.1.1 of the FIA Judicial and Disciplinary Rules.