By The1nsider 1 week ago




The Briton enjoyed another stellar race weekend on home soil. George Russell kept the momentum in Silverstone with a third pole position in a row and was determined to take a fifth win, but unfortunately, a slow pitstop in the Feature Race meant that Alexander Albon overtook him in the pitlane. Plagued with a 5s time penalty after he was caught speeding in the pitlane, Russell gave his all on the track but it was not enough to beat the Thai driver. Second at the chequered flag, the ART ace was still all smiles on the podium – maybe the fact that England had just qualified for the World Cup semi-finals helped him recover from the mild disappointment of losing the race.

The following day, Russell was clearly on a mission; from seventh on the grid, he made quick work to pass his rivals one by one all the way up to second place. He crossed the line a hairbreadth behind Maximilian Günther, but with enough points to extend his lead over Lando Norris in the standings by 37 points.


The Thai driver added a fifth front row start to his season tally in Silverstone. Alexander Albon started from P2 on the same tyre strategy as poleman and race leader George Russell. The two racers dived into the pits simultaneously at the end of Lap 6 for hard compounds, and the DAMS team’s stop was impeccable while Albon benefitted from a slow pitstop from ART Grand Prix to leapfrog Russell. He then drove flawlessly until the chequered flag to claim a second win this season. On Sunday, he took P7 and added 2 more points to move up to third in the drivers’ Championship – 17 points behind Lando Norris.


Winning in F2 is no small feat! Maximilian Günther drove a mature race from reverse pole on Sunday in Silverstone to take a maiden lights-to-flag victory. It also marked BWT Arden’s first win since Baku Sprint Race in 2017. In Saturday Feature Race, the amiable German had finished P8 and had pocketed his first points since Monaco. With a total of 19 points scored in Silverstone, Günther enjoyed his strongest race weekend so far.


Silverstone was definitely not kind to Sérgio Sette Câmara: the Brazilian from Carlin showed great potential in both free practice and qualifying. Starting from fifth on the Feature Race grid, things looked promising as he battled his way to another podium finish. Unfortunately, he suffered an engine failure and had to retire prematurely. Starting from the back on Sunday, contact on Lap 1 damaged his front wing to prompt him to return to the pits for a new nose – finishing a lowly P17. Let’s hope that a bit of luck graces the rest of his season.


With half of the season gone, Roy Nissany is still struggling to score his first points in his rookie season. The Israeli has at times showed speed and some slick moves when defending or attacking, but they have not been converted to points yet. Silverstone was once again a tough weekend for Nissany, and he completed only two laps in qualifying with mechanical problems rearing their heads. From there it was a matter of recovery, and Nissany recorded 15th and 14th place finishes respectively in the two races to leave him as the only driver in F2 yet to score. He just needs a little bit of luck to break his duck.


  Issue 19 F2 Feature
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