The Formula 2 Sprint Race at Zandvoort was called off with only a handful of laps completed amid concerns over adverse weather conditions.
Rain blighted the early proceedings at Zandvoort, but the drama started even before the race went to green when championship leader Theo Pourchaire had a mechanical issue, demoting him from a vital reverse-grid pole right to the back of the field.
The inclement weather meant the field got underway behind the Safety Car, with Isack Hadjar leading the way – a lead he would maintain once the action got underway with a rolling restart, ahead of Victor Martins in the lead ART car.
Slicing his way into third place at Turn 1 was Prema’s Oliver Bearman, who passed Juan Manuel Correa by diving inside the Van Amersfoort driver.
The race quickly came to a halt on Lap 2, however, with a three-car incident involving Kush Maini, Friday’s pole-winner Jak Crawford and Ralph Boschung bringing out the red flag.
After a lengthy delay, the racing resumed behind the Safety Car with the lap counter replaced by a timer due to the previous delay in getting proceedings completed.
However, with conditions having deteriorated since the drivers last took to the track, another red flag was immediately waved. Many drivers had reported that aquaplaning was becoming a serious problem, despite trundling at reduced speeds behind the Safety Car.
Not long after the drivers returned to the pit lane, it was announced the race would not be resumed and no points would be awarded.