The 2011 Formula 2 season review
The 2011 F2 season provided a lesson in domination from Mirko Bortolotti - the Italian sweeping to seven wins and 14 podium finishes. But there were other drivers and performances of note in the series, as Sam Tremayne explains in his season review
When the lights went out for the start of the first race of the 2011 Formula 2 season at Silverstone, they did so with Mirko Bortolotti on pole. Twenty one laps later when the chequered flag flew, Bortolotti had the honour of crossing the line first. At Barcelona, setting for the year's final race, the sequence was repeated; a fitting frame for what was an outstanding season for the Italian.
Over 16 races he amassed seven victories, seven pole positions and 14 podiums. He never finished lower than sixth, sealed the title on home soil at Monza - the penultimate round of the championship – and ended with a winning margin of more than 100 points: fairytale stuff.
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