FIA F2 Championship, Silverstone, Race Preview
In the to keep the good momentum of Spielberg.
Team Trident's Arjun Maini and Santino Ferrucci will line-up at the legendary British track with the goal of aiming for the top of the charts once again, repeating the good form showed at Spielberg.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship will end a busy sequence of three consecutive races this coming weekend at Silverstone, and the category will make a stop at one of the most prestigious and historic European circuits. The venue located in Northamptonshire, once used as a British air force base, is now considered the home of motorsport by the British fans. The track is famous for its high speeds, featuring long straights and medium to fast corners, which require medium-high downforce. Approximately 70 percent of the distance is traveled with the throttle fully open. After Spa and Baku, Silverstone is the third longest track of the season, with its 6,891 kilometers. Trident's Arjun Maini and Santino Ferrucci drivers showed a solid level of performance in their previous outings and will run English soil with the aim of confirming their growth process. On the Styrian track, the two Haas F1 Team junior drivers showed clear progress. In qualifying, rookie Maini secured an impressive fifth place, while Ferrucci impressed in the Sprint Race. At Silverstone, it will be particularly crucial to work well in free practice, to confirm the progress in qualifying and lay the foundation for another high-level weekend.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"The good results we scored at Spielberg, in both qualifying and races, make us very motivated for Silverstone, which will round out a demanding three-race stint. The team's technical staff, as the two drivers, are well prepared for such a challenging circuit. I also think lady luck owes us a bit, as the double safety car in the Feature Race at Spielberg hampered the excellent strategy of the team and prevented Maini from capturing a well-deserved podium finish".
GP3 Series, Silverstone, Race Preview
Hunting for another win at the fast Silverstone track.
The four-driver Team Trident squad is aiming to repeat their recent success at the traditional British tracks to repeat the win secured one year ago and confirm the great performance and reliability expressed so far in 2018.
The British circuit of Silverstone will also be the home to the fourth round of the GP3 Series, facing the third consecutive weekend of competition. The Team Trident cars, which up until this point of the season proved to be extremely competitive and reliable, will be fielded to fight for wins on the Northamptonshire track. The entire four-car line-up of Maurizio Salvadori and his team is, in fact, has everything that is needed to perform. Giuliano Alesi will be particularly motivated after achieving a convincing success in front of the large audience of the Grand Prix of Great Britain one year ago. He is looking forward to regaining the top of the general classification after an unfortunate Sprint Race in Spielberg. In Austria, the fast French talent was involved in a multiple collision at the start that cost him a third place. Lining-up at the legendary English track, Brazilian Pedro Piquet will battle for his first win in the series. The nineteen-year-old hopes to keep the momentum with two convincing second-place finishes in the previous rounds at Le Castellet and Spielberg. Alessio Lorandi is back from a positive third place captured in the Feature Race on the ups and downs of Spielberg in the Feature Race, despite the after-effects of a recent collarbone fracture did not allow him to be at the top of his game. The promising Italian teenager has the potential needed to return to victory in the series after Jerez in 2017. Silverstone will provide a great chance to rebound for 24-year-old American Ryan Tveter, who could have fought for victory in Spielberg's Sprint Race from the front row but was stopped by an accident at the start. The strong driver from New York knows the secrets of Silverstone very well and will certainly be among the protagonists of the weekend. The Team Trident drivers, despite a very tight program, carefully prepared the race with their technical staff and have everything is needed to fight among the frontrunners.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"We have a very competitive team with great chemistry, which allows us to express ourselves at high levels of performance with all four of our drivers. On the challenging Silverstone track, we took a win twelve months ago and will give our 100 percent to allow our drivers to aim for victory again. It will be important to figure out the track conditions in the free practice session so that we can be ready in the qualifying on a track where the aerodynamic aspect is particularly crucial".
The engines of the FIA Formula 2 Championship cars will start on Friday at 11:55 am, with the first free practice session. Qualifications will follow on the same day at 16:10. Saturday will be the day of the Feature Race at 15:45, while the Sprint Race is scheduled for Sunday at 9:20. The GP3 Series team will start their engines on Friday morning, with the practice session scheduled at 8:35 am. Qualifications will be later the same day at 17:05. The Feature Race will start on Saturday at 09:25, while the Sprint Race is scheduled for Sunday at 8:05. As usual, all the action will be covered live by Sky Sports F1. Al times are local, one hour behind the CET.