Formula 2

Silverstone, a British campaign

Silverstone, a British campaign

The next round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship will be taking place this weekend at Silverstone, where Trident Motorsport will have the opportunity to rebound after a difficult trip to Spielberg. Back at the Austrian track, Roman Staněk and Richard Verschoor did not manage to improve their points score. 

Even at Red Bull Ring, the series showed a certain lack of main characters, with 12 different winners in the first 14 races of the year, so there clearly is a chance of fighting back in points. That would definitely be possible with a solid weekend in Britain in round 8 of 2024. 

The Silverstone track, built on the grounds of a military airport used by the British Air Force, is very technical and features many medium and high-speed corners. Weather conditions and winds are often determining factors in terms of driver performance. The drivers, and technical staff, will have to control multiple variables to challenge in the UK. 

Roman Staněk is returning back on track after a tough Feature Race in Spielberg, where a jump start and a damaged underfloor prevented him from entering the points zone despite a positive start. On the other hand, Richard Verschoor, who had climbed up to P10 in the Feature Race, was forced to give up in Styria due to food poisoning. The Dutchman and the team are looking forward to a smooth British weeeknd.

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager: "A very technical and fast track awaits us at Silverstone, where optimal balance and driver confidence are needed to achieve fast lap times. We know how important the result of the qualifying session is. In such a leveled championship, starting from the front rows provides a decisive advantage. After the Monte Carlo weekend, we were no longer able to deliver in qualifying and we paid the consequences for that. The primary goal at Silverstone will be to start off on the right foot from the first day to have a more favorable weekend. The preparation work for the race has been thorough, and we are determined to do well, but now, as always, the track will provide the answers!"

The FIA Formula 2 Championship will start on Friday at 10.00, with a 45-minute free practice session. Qualifying is scheduled on the same day, starting at 15:05. Saturday will host the Sprint Race at 13.15. The Feature Race, which will conclude the weekend, will start on Sunday at 9.55. The activity on the track will be broadcasted live by Sky Sports F1. Times are local.