Wow. Leclerc just won the sprint race by starting from P6, getting to the lead, then pitting from the lead, and overtaking 11 cars in 6 laps to regain the lead and win it.
Pitting in a sprint race and winning. Is this a first in GP2/F2?
No I believe Markelov did it last year hence he tried to do it again this year but seemed to get the strategy wrong by starting the race on the softer tyres, it was done because of the high deg on the tyres.
In regards to Leclerc despite winning the GP3 title last year he did struggle at times with managing the tyres and in yesterdays race he seemed to stuggle late in the race with the tyres worse than the other drivers around him but had a cushion to 4th place and just managed to hold on for 3rd place.
So in respect to Leclerc I think perhaps they felt there was no way he was going to run the race on one set of tyres and win the race or even perhaps finish on the podium?