Mick Schumacher clinched his first victory in Formula 2 by going lights-to-flag in Sunday's Sprint Race at the Hungaroring, seeing off Nobuharu Matsushita after a close battle at the front of the pack.

Starting on reverse grid pole after finishing eighth on Saturday, Prema's Schumacher was able to retain his lead at the start and pull out an early buffer to Matsushita, only for the Honda junior to remain within striking distance throughout the race.

A series of fastest laps put Matushita within a second of Schumacher heading into the final few laps, but the Ferrari acedemy member managed to stand firm at the front and cross the line for his first F2 win.

The result comes as a boost for Schumacher after a difficult start to the F2 season that had seen him finish a race no higher than fourth, marking his maiden podium in the category.

McLaren youngster Sergio Sette Camara finished the race third ahead of Jordan King and Jack Aitken, while Nyck de Vries extended his championship lead by finishing sixth ahead of closest rival Nicholas Latifi. Luca Ghiotto completed the points in P8.

 

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