Americans Jak Crawford, Juan Manuel Correa Battle to F2 Win, Emotional Podium in Spain

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Americans Crawford, Correa Earn F2 Win, PodiumJames Sutton - Formula 1 - Getty Images

American Jak Crawford claimed his first Formula 2 victory of 2024 in Barcelona this past weekend while there was an emotional return to the podium for his DAMS teammate Juan Manuel Correa.

Aston Martin affiliate Crawford, who calls Charlotte, N.C., home, controlled the Formula 2 Feature Race after the pit stop phase to secure the win, his second in the championship, after triumphing in last season’s Austria Sprint Race.

Correa, meanwhile, was back on the Formula 2 podium—five years to the day since his last rostrum result—and for the first time since his life-changing accident at the Belgian round in 2019, in which Anthoine Hubert was killed.


It was also Correa’s first podium in the main Feature Race.

Correa had finished third in Saturday’s Sprint Race but was later stripped of the result for a track limits infringement and dropped to eighth. But he made amends on Sunday by running an alternative tire strategy to rise up to third spot.

Paul Aron retained the Formula 2 championship lead with another consistent weekend, classifying third and fourth in the two races, meaning he still fronts the field despite not yet winning a race in the standings. Red Bull junior Isack Hadjar is nine points behind in second, while Crawford’s victory elevates him to fourth overall.

A similar situation is unfolding in Formula 3, where the mid-point of the season was reached, with a winless Leonardo Fornaroli heading the championship standings.

It was another underwhelming Formula 2 weekend for prospective Formula 1 candidates Kimi Antonelli and Ollie Bearman, who failed to pick up a single point between them. Antonelli is ninth in the championship, Bearman only 16th.