After lacking the boat in Race 2 on Saturday afternoon, Théo Pourchaire discovered a degree end on Sunday, taking 8th place in the main race of this Formula 2 weekend in Great Britain. The Frenchman sadly, like the day earlier than, missed his begin, shedding three locations from the first hectometers on the Silverstone circuit. He then rose to a rank when his ART Grand Prix teammate Christian Lundgaard skilled a pit-stop drawback. Then at the finish of the race, he gave up a place to Juri Vips (Hitech) who was on an offbeat technique and placed on softer tires at that time in the race.
This outcome permits him to stay in the high 6 in the championship. Even if this locations him 20 factors behind fifth (Vips) and 43 behind the chief (Piastri), these factors taken at Silverstone are nearly a bonus when he was not assured to have the ability to take part in this competitors weekend after his left radius fracture in Baku in early June.
A break till September
In entrance, it was Guanyu Zhou (Uni-Virtuosi) who won, ending 4 races with no level. The Chinese is the first driver to win two main races this season (he had already won in Bahrain). He is forward of Dan Ticktum (Carlin) and Oscar Piastri (Prema) who fiercely defended his place on the podium in opposition to Richard Verschoor (MP Motorsport) in the final laps. The Australian retains the championship lead with 108 factors, 5 forward of Zhou and seventeen forward of Robert Shwartzman. The remainder of the high 5 is accomplished by Dan Ticktum (89) and Vips (85).
The 2021 Formula 2 season will now mark a hiatus of just about two months earlier than the subsequent occasion at Monza, on September 11 and 12. It will then be essential to go to Russia two weeks later.