It’s hard to argue that anyone else deserves the top spot this week! Winners in both the Feature and the Sprint races, ART Grand Prix have staked claim for this season’s title. First, George Russell displayed a mature drive from P4 on the grid to first at the flag on Saturday and took his second F2 win in a row. In the Sprint Race, the Mercedes protégé finished P4 and added 2 more points to his tally with fastest lap. With 35 points scored in Spain, Russell jumped from fifth to third in the Drivers’ Championship – 5 points behind Alexander Albon.
Jack Aitken had a less successful start to his race weekend at Barcelona: fifth on the Feature Race grid, he finished P6. However, the combative Brit darted to the front of the field at the start of the Sprint Race from P3 on the grid. The Renault Sport F1 reserve never relinquished the lead, mastering a flurry of virtual safety car periods to claim a maiden F2 win. ART Grand Prix have moved up to second in the Teams’ Championship – 21 points behind Carlin.