Last weekend saw the Formula Two drivers return to the Algarve for the first time in two years for rounds three and four of the 2012 series.
The unpredictable weather combined with the undulating Portimão circuit certainly provided a challenge for the 17-strong field but it was British racer Luciano Bacheta who once again secured a superb double victory to continue his unbeaten record and became the first driver in the new era to pick up four consecutive victories. In both races he was followed closely home by Swiss teenager Mathéo Tuscher with the 15-year-old recording two second places to move into P2 in the drivers' standings. Kevin Mirocha and Markus Pommer secured the remaining podium spots, both marking their first time in the top three. We takes a look back at how Luciano performed over the thrilling weekend...
Luciano Bacheta R1: 1st R2: 1st
Despite having never stepped foot on the Portimão asphalt, Bacheta produced a dominant display to secure a double victory and the perfect way to celebrate his 22nd birthday weekend. In race one he led from pole, his first in F2, and was pressured all the way by Tuscher but held him off to continue his unbeaten record from Silverstone. The two then went head-to-head again in round four, this time Bacheta seeing a chance to pass the teenager into Turn 3 on the opening lap and holding him off, despite suffering from oversteer, until the chequered flag. His four wins from four races sets a new F2 record and gives him a sizeable 46 point advantage, but there's no doubt he's had to work for his victories and will not have it all his own way for too long.
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