Aitken scores residence win in F2 Dash
Jack Aitken gave British racing followers a motive to cheer at Silverstone, clawing his method from fourth on the grid for a primary residence win within the Dash Race portion of the Components 2 British Grand Prix double-header. The Campos driver achieved his greatest end since Azerbaijan, crossing the road forward of Carlin’s Louis Deletraz and ART Grand Prix’s Nyck De Vries.
Aitken acquired the higher of one other British driver on the race begin, as he joined Deletraz and De Vries in lunging forward of reverse grid polesitter Callum Ilott who was gradual off the road. The trio flung themselves down the proper of the Ferrari Junior and dropped him to fourth at Flip 1.
Deletraz made the most effective begin of the three and headed the group going into Lap 2, as Aitken started to hone in on De Vries. The Briton unsettled the championship chief and made his transfer, arrowing superbly down the aspect of him, having taken a tow. The Dutchman briefly fought again, however bumped the again of the Campos automobile and handed over the place.
This left the championship chief in view of Ilott, who took a peak on the proper of the ART machine, nevertheless, the Briton appeared simply in need of the tempo required for an overtake and remained in behind.
Characteristic Race winner Luca Ghiotto continued to show UNI-Virtuosi’s tempo benefit at Silverstone, transferring as much as fifth with an overtake on Nicholas Latifi. The Italian had eyes on Ilott, however was sadly compelled right into a tire change and returned from the pits in the back of the sector, in an agonizing finish to his weekend.
Again on the entrance, Deletraz had held a close to 3s lead over Aitken, however the Campos man was operating faster and twice set a quicker lap as he started to eat into the air between them. The Renault take a look at driver whittled it right down to DRS vary inside two laps and the pressure on the Carlin was an excessive amount of for Deletraz.
No sooner had the hole dropped beneath a second, had Aitken arrived within the shadow of the race chief, halving the time distinction to underneath 0.5s. The 23-year-old appeared up and glided down the aspect of Deletraz who was powerless to forestall the transfer.
From there, the order remained unchanged, as Aitken stored his cool in entrance and held on forward of Deletraz. De Vries accomplished the rostrum in third to salvage one thing from Spherical 7, forward of Ilott, Latifi, Mick Schumacher, Nobuharu Matsushita and Guanyu Zhou.
The drivers’ championship stays within the arms of De Vries, who leads Latifi by 31 factors. Ghiotto is third on 122, forward of Sérgio Sette Câmara on 121 and Jack Aitken on 113. DAMS high the groups’ championship on 260 factors, with UNI-Virtuosi second on 227. ART Grand Prix sit third on 176, with Campos Racing fourth on 143 and Carlin fifth on 125.
De Vries will purpose to choose up velocity once more in Budapest in the beginning of August, when the F2 Championship returns to motion on the Hungaroring.