Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2018 Silverstone Feature Race
Silverstone 2018.png
The Silverstone circuit with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 7 July 2018
No. {{{number}}}
Event Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2018 British Grand Prix
Location Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silverstone
Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK
Format {{{format}}}
Lap length 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Distance 29 laps / 170.839 km (106.154 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell
Team Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix
Time 1:39.989
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell
Team Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix
Time 1:44.448 on lap 28
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Thailand.png Alexander Albon Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell Flag of Italy.png Antonio Fuoco
Winner Team Flag of France.png DAMS
Time 52:04.519
Race Guide
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Flag of Austria.png 2018 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2018 Silverstone Sprint Race

The 2018 Silverstone Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2018 Silverstone Race 1, was the thirteenth race of the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Silverstone circuit on the 7 July 2018.[1] The race, held in support of the 2018 British Grand Prix, would be the second of the season to be staged on a circuit with three DRS zones.[2]

Qualifying would see George Russell claim his third straight pole position start for ART Grand Prix, an early run from the Brit edging out quali-specialist Alexander Albon.[3] Behind them came the two Charouz Racing System entries of Antonio Fuoco and Louis Delétraz, while ex-Championship leader Lando Norris would start alongside teammate Sérgio Sette Câmara in sixth.[3]

Russell duly led the field away at the start of the race behind the safety car, blasting clear of Albon into turn one with the rest of the field charging in behind them.[4] Elsewhere, Artem Markelov moved up the order with an excellent lunge through Becketts on Arjun Maini, only for the Indian racer to retake seventh at the start of the second lap.[4]

Russell drove hard in the early stages to try and escape out of DRS range of Albon, and duly pulled out a 1.5 second lead as DRS became active.[4] Behind, the two Charouz were fighting hard for third, while Lando Norris, Russell's main Championship rival, began to slip down the order with a lack of pace.[4]

It was an early pit-window for those whom started on the soft Pirelli tyres, with the majority of the field slithering into the pits at the end of lap six.[4] It was here that Russell lost out, a slow stop for the Brit allowing Albon to sweep into the lead as the duo shot out of their pitboxes.[4] Russell was later struck by a five second time penalty for speeding in the pits, while Norris lost time after stalling during his stop.[4]

Albon would therefore assume control of the race once those whom started on the hard Pirelli tyres made their stops.[4] His progress was aided by a series of VSCs to remove Nirei Fukuzumi and Sean Gelael from the track, the latter having smacked into Norris at Brooklands while fighting for tenth.[4]

Indeed, bar a late engine fire for Câmara the race was run, with Albon cruising home to claim his second victory of the season.[4] Russell set fastest lap on the penultimate lap to secure second, while Fuoco claimed third ahead of late charge from teammate Delétraz.[4]

Background

The Formula Two campaign of 2018 headed to the UK for its thirteenth race of the season, with the familiar sights of the Silverstone circuit on the boarder of Northamptonshire greeting the field.[1] Indeed, there was little change at Silverstone ahead of the F2 and Formula One visit, although a late modification to the circuit would see a third DRS zone added at the end of the lap.[2] This zone extended from the middle of the start/finish straight until the entry to turn three, meaning drivers had the option of leaving their DRS open through turns one and two at the expense of less rear downforce.[2]

Into the Championship and yet another strong performance from George Russell last time out had seen the Brit finally oust Lando Norris from top spot in the Championship, the Brit having left Austria with a ten point advantage over his compatriot. Behind, and still twenty-eight points away, would be sprint race winner Artem Markelov, with Alexander Albon having to make way for the Russian racer as Markelov moved into the top three. Next up were Sérgio Sette Câmara and Antonio Fuoco, while Nyck de Vries lost ground in seventh.

Carlin had managed to retain their lead in the Teams Championship during the double header in Austria, although ART Grand Prix had managed to chip away at their advantage. Indeed, the pair were split by 27 points heading to the former's home round in Silverstone, with those two set to duel for the title for the rest of the season. Behind sat Charouz Racing System, falling adrift in third, with DAMS, Russian Time and Pertamina Prema all within striking distance of the Czech squad.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2018 Silverstone Feature Race is displayed below:

2018 Silverstone Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Russia.png Artem Markelov Flag of Russia.png Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
2 Flag of Japan.png Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia.png Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
3 Flag of Indonesia.png Sean Gelael Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
4 Flag of the Netherlands.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
5 Flag of Thailand.png Alexander Albon Flag of France.png DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
6 Flag of Canada.svg.png Nicholas Latifi Flag of France.png DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jack Aitken Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
9 Flag of Spain.png Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
10 Flag of Switzerland.png Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
11 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom.png BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
12 Flag of Japan.png Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom.png BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
14 Flag of Italy.png Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain.png Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
15 Flag of Israel.png Roy Nissany Flag of Spain.png Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
16 Flag of India.png Arjun Maini Flag of Italy.png Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
17 Flag of the United States.png Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy.png Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
18 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
19 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
20 Flag of Switzerland.png Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
21 Flag of Italy.png Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
Source:[5]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2018 Silverstone Feature Race are outlined below:

2018 Silverstone Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 8 Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 1:39.989 1
2nd 5 Flag of Thailand.png Alexander Albon Flag of France.png DAMS 1:40.065 +0.076s 2
3rd 21 Flag of Italy.png Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System 1:40.094 +0.105s 3
4th 20 Flag of Switzerland.png Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System 1:40.190 +0.201s 4
5th 18 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin 1:40.234 +0.245s 5
6th 19 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin 1:40.396 +0.407s 6
7th 16 Flag of India.png Arjun Maini Flag of Italy.png Trident 1:40.512 +0.523s 7
8th 1 Flag of Russia.png Artem Markelov Flag of Russia.png Russian Time 1:40.590 +0.601s 8
9th 14 Flag of Italy.png Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain.png Campos Vexatec Racing 1:40.707 +0.718s 9
10th 11 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of Italy.png BWT Arden 1:40.786 +0.797s 10
11th 4 Flag of the Netherlands.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:40.847 +0.858s 11
12th 7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jack Aitken Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 1:40.863 +0.874s 12
13th 9 Flag of Spain.png Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport 1:40.994 +1.005s 13
14th 10 Flag of Switzerland.png Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport 1:41.031 +1.042s 14
15th* 3 Flag of Indonesia.png Sean Gelael Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:41.052 +1.063s 18
16th 6 Flag of Canada.svg.png Nicholas Latifi Flag of France.png DAMS 1:41.061 +1.072s 15
17th 17 Flag of the United States.png Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy.png Trident 1:41.414 +1.425s 16
18th 2 Flag of Japan.png Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia.png Russian Time 1:41.493 +1.504s 17
19th 12 Flag of Japan.png Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom.png BWT Arden 1:42.081 +2.092s 19
NC 15 Flag of Japan.png Roy Nissany Flag of Spain.png Campos Vexatec Racing 2:13.133 +33.144s 20
Source:[6]
  • * Gelael was handed a three place grid penalty after causing an avoidable collision in Austria.[7]
  • Nissany failed to set a time within 107% of the pole time, but was allowed to start at the stewards discretion.[3]

Grid

Pos. Pos.
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
George Russell 2
______________ Alexander Albon
Row 2 3 ______________
Antonio Fuoco 4
______________ Louis Delétraz
Row 3 5 ______________
Sérgio Sette Câmara 6
______________ Lando Norris
Row 4 7 ______________
Arjun Maini 8
______________ Artem Markelov
Row 5 9 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 10
______________ Maximilian Günther
Row 6 11 ______________
Nyck de Vries 12
______________ Jack Aitken
Row 7 13 ______________
Roberto Merhi 14
______________ Ralph Boschung
Row 8 15 ______________
Nicholas Latifi 16
______________ Santino Ferrucci
Row 9 17 ______________
Tadasuke Makino 18
______________ Sean Gelael
Row 10 19 ______________
Nirei Fukuzumi 20
______________ Roy Nissany

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2018 Silverstone Feature Race is displayed below:

2018 Silverstone Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 5 Flag of Thailand.png Alexander Albon Flag of France.png DAMS 29 0:52:04.519 1:44.873 25
2nd* 8 Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 29 +9.783s 1:44.448 24
3rd 21 Flag of Italy.png Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System 29 +18.507s 1:44.710 15
4th 20 Flag of Switzerland.png Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System 29 +26.689s 1:45.753 12
5th 14 Flag of Italy.png Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain.png Campos Vexatec Racing 29 +27.016s 1:45.320 10
6th 1 Flag of Russia.png Artem Markelov Flag of Russia.png Russian Time 29 +27.107s 1:45.801 8
7th 4 Flag of the Netherlands.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 29 +28.034s 1:45.333 6
8th 11 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom.png BWT Arden 29 +34.020s 1:45.606 4
9th 10 Flag of Switzerland.png Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport 29 +37.227s 1:44.561 2
10th 19 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin 29 +39.620s 1:44.952 1
11th 9 Flag of Spain.png Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport 29 +39.971s 1:45.290
12th 2 Flag of Japan.png Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia.png Russian Time 29 +40.131s 1:45.130
13th* 7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jack Aitken Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 29 +42.930s 1:45.706
14th 16 Flag of India.png Arjun Maini Flag of Italy.png Trident 29 +54.855s 1:44.774
15th 15 Flag of Israel.png Roy Nissany Flag of Spain.png Campos Vexatec Racing 29 +58.064s 1:45.653
16th 17 Flag of the United States.png Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy.png Trident 29 +59.394s 1:45.641
17th 6 Flag of Canada.svg.png Nicholas Latifi Flag of France.png DAMS 29 +59.764s 1:45.727
Ret 18 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin 23 Retired 1:45.368
Ret 3 Flag of Indonesia.png Sean Gelael Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 20 Retired 1:46.032
Ret 12 Flag of Japan.png Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom.png BWT Arden 13 Retired 1:46.201
Source:[6]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Russell and Aitken awarded five second time penalties for speeding in the pitlane.[4]

Milestones

Standings

In spite of missing out on a victory in front of his home fans, Championship leader George Russell managed to extend his lead in the Championship, moving 23 points clear of Lando Norris at the top of the field. The latter had endured a miserable day at Silverstone, and was now under threat from race winner Alexander Albon. Indeed, the Thai racer had leapt back ahead of Artem Markelov to move into the top three, with those four all in triple figures for the season.

Carlin had seen their lead in the Teams Championship slashed apart by ART Grand Prix during the first race of the weekend, the French squad heading into the Sprint Race just four points behind the British effort. Behind, Charouz Racing System had pulled marginally closer, as had DAMS thanks to Albon's victory. Russian Time were next ahead of Pertamina Prema while, at the back of the field, BWT Arden had moved ahead of Trident.

 
2018 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom.png George Russell 156 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lando Norris 123 ◄0
3rd Flag of Thailand.png Alexander Albon 114 ▲1
4th Flag of Russia.png Artem Markelov 102 ▼1
5th Flag of Italy.png Antonio Fuoco 97 ▲1
6th Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara 86 ▼1
7th Flag of the Netherlands.png Nyck de Vries 81 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy.png Luca Ghiotto 57 ▲1
9th Flag of Switzerland.png Louis Delétraz 56 ▲1
10th Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jack Aitken 49 ▼2
11th Flag of Spain.png Roberto Merhi 35 ◄0
12th Flag of Canada.svg.png Nicholas Latifi 34 ◄0
13th Flag of Indonesia.png Sean Gelael 29 ◄0
14th Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther 24 ▲1
15th Flag of India.png Arjun Maini 23 ▼1
16th Flag of Japan.png Tadasuke Makino 18 ◄0
17th Flag of Switzerland.png Ralph Boschung 12 ◄0
18th Flag of the United States.png Santino Ferrucci 7 ◄0
19th Flag of Japan.png Nirei Fukuzumi 6 ◄0
2018 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carlin 209 ◄0
2nd Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 205 ◄0
3rd Flag of the Czech Republic.png Charouz Racing System 153 ◄0
4th Flag of France.png DAMS 148 ◄0
5th Flag of Russia.png Russian Time 120 ◄0
6th Flag of Italy.png Pertamina Prema 110 ◄0
7th Flag of Spain.png Campos Racing 57 ◄0
8th Flag of the Netherlands.png MP Motorsport 47 ◄0
9th Flag of the United Kingdom.png BWT Arden 30 ▲1
10th Flag of Italy.png Trident 30 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship
Entrants
ART Grand PrixBWT ArdenCampos Vexatec RacingCarlinCharouz Racing SystemDAMSMP MotorsportPertamina Prema Theodore RacingRussian TimeTrident
Manufacturers
DallaraMecachrome
Car/engine
Dallara F2 2018Mecachrome V634T 3.4l V6t
Drivers
1 Artem Markelov2 Tadasuke Makino3 Sean Gelael4 Nyck de Vries5 Alexander Albon6 Nicholas Latifi7 Jack Aitken8 George Russell9 Roberto Merhi/Dorian Boccolacci10 Ralph Boschung/Niko Kari11 Maximilian Günther/Dan Ticktum12 Nirei Fukuzumi14 Luca Ghiotto15 Roy Nissany/Roberto Merhi16 Arjun Maini17 Santino Ferrucci/Alessio Lorandi18 Sérgio Sette Câmara19 Lando Norris20 Louis Delétraz21 Antonio Fuoco
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