2018 Silverstone Formula 2 Round
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2018 Silverstone Formula 2 Round
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Round details
Round 7 of 12 in the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Circuit Silverstone 2011.svg
Layout of the Silverstone Circuit
LocationSilverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom
CoursePermanent racing facility
5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Feature race
Sprint race

The 2018 Silverstone FIA Formula 2 round was a pair of motor races held on 7 and 8 July 2018 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom as part of the FIA Formula 2 Championship. It was the seventh round of the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship and ran in support of the 2018 British Grand Prix.

ART Grand Prix driver George Russell entered the round with a ten-point lead over Lando Norris in the drivers' championship. In the teams' championship, Carlin held a twenty-seven point lead over ART Grand Prix.

This round was also notable for a collision at the end of the sprint race involving Trident teammates Arjun Maini and Santino Ferrucci. Ferrucci was deemed to have deliberately hit the back of Maini's car on the cooldown lap, and he was then banned for the next two rounds by the FIA. He was then sacked from Trident ten days later due to sponsorship issues, and his replacement would be their GP3 Series driver Alessio Lorandi.

Report

Background

The round saw the continued use of rolling starts following a series of drivers stalling on the grid in previous rounds.[1][2] The procedure was introduced at the previous round in response to a start-line accident in a Formula 3 race that saw a driver crash into a car that had stalled on the grid.[3]

The circuit featured three Drag Reduction System (DRS) zones. The two used in previous years—positioned on the Wellington and Hangar Straights—returned, with a third zone placed on the main straight. As DRS is deactivated when the driver brakes, drivers were able to use the system through the Abbey and Farm corners as these corners could be taken flat-out when the car is low on fuel. This brought increased risk as DRS reduces drag by reducing downforce, with aerodynamic grip improving the car's ability to take corners at speed. Drivers were able to manually deactivate DRS before the corners if they were unable or unwilling to take the corner without the use of DRS. The race marked the first time that drivers were able to use DRS through corners.[4]

Classification

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Grid
1 8 United Kingdom George Russell ART Grand Prix 1:39.989 - 1
2 5 Thailand Alexander Albon DAMS 1:40.065 +0.076 2
3 21 Italy Antonio Fuoco Charouz Racing System 1:40.094 +0.105 3
4 20 Switzerland Louis Delétraz Charouz Racing System 1:40.190 +0.201 4
5 18 Carlin 1:40.234 +0.245 5
6 19 United Kingdom Lando Norris Carlin 1:40.396 +0.407 6
7 16 India Arjun Maini Trident 1:40.512 +0.523 7
8 1 Russia Artem Markelov Russian Time 1:40.590 +0.601 8
9 14 Italy Luca Ghiotto Campos Vexatec Racing 1:40.707 +0.718 9
10 11 Germany Maximilian Günther BWT Arden 1:40.786 +0.797 10
11 4 Netherlands Nyck de Vries 1:40.847 +0.858 11
12 7 United Kingdom Jack Aitken ART Grand Prix 1:40.863 +0.874 12
13 9 Spain Roberto Merhi MP Motorsport 1:40.994 +1.005 13
14 10 Switzerland Ralph Boschung MP Motorsport 1:41.031 +1.042 14
15 3 Indonesia Sean Gelael Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:41.052 +1.063 15
16 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1:41.061 +1.072 16
17 17 United States Santino Ferrucci Trident 1:41.414 +1.425 17
18 2 Japan Tadasuke Makino Russian Time 1:41.493 +1.504 18
19 12 Japan Nirei Fukuzumi BWT Arden 1:42.081 +2.092 19
20 15 Israel Roy Nissany Campos Vexatec Racing 2:13.133 +33.144 20
Source:[5]

Feature race

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Thailand Alexander Albon DAMS 29 52:04.519 2 25
2 8 United Kingdom George Russell ART Grand Prix 29 +9.7831 1 18 (6)
3 21 Italy Antonio Fuoco Charouz Racing System 29 +18.507 3 15
4 20 Switzerland Louis Delétraz Charouz Racing System 29 +26.689 4 12
5 14 Italy Luca Ghiotto Campos Vexatec Racing 29 +27.016 9 10
6 1 Russia Artem Markelov Russian Time 29 +27.107 8 8
7 4 Netherlands Nyck de Vries 29 +28.034 11 6
8 11 Germany Maximilian Günther BWT Arden 29 +34.021 10 4
9 10 Switzerland Ralph Boschung MP Motorsport 29 +37.227 14 2
10 19 United Kingdom Lando Norris Carlin 29 +39.620 6 1
11 9 Spain Roberto Merhi MP Motorsport 29 +39.971 13
12 2 Japan Tadasuke Makino Russian Time 29 +40.132 18
13 7 United Kingdom Jack Aitken ART Grand Prix 29 +42.9302 12
14 16 India Arjun Maini Trident 29 +54.855 7
15 15 Israel Roy Nissany Campos Vexatec Racing 29 +58.064 20
16 17 United States Santino Ferrucci Trident 29 +59.3943 17
17 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi DAMS 29 +59.764 16
Ret 18 Carlin 23 Engine 5
Ret 3 Indonesia Sean Gelael Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 20 Collision 15
Ret 12 Japan Nirei Fukuzumi BWT Arden 13 Electrics 19
Source:[5]
Notes
  • ^1 - George Russell had five seconds added to his race time for speeding in the pit lane.
  • ^2 - Jack Aitken had ten seconds added to his race time; five for speeding in the pit lane and five for a VSC infringement.
  • ^3 - Santino Ferrucci had five seconds added to his race time for forcing Arjun Maini off the circuit.

Sprint race

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 Germany Maximilian Günther BWT Arden 21 37:09.802 1 15
2 8 United Kingdom George Russell ART Grand Prix 21 +0.520 7 12 (2)
3 19 United Kingdom Lando Norris Carlin 21 +2.504 10 10
4 1 Russia Artem Markelov Russian Time 21 +9.924 3 8
5 20 Switzerland Louis Delétraz Charouz Racing System 21 +12.005 5 6
6 4 Netherlands Nyck de Vries 21 +13.929 2 4
7 5 Thailand Alexander Albon DAMS 21 +14.006 8 2
8 10 Switzerland Ralph Boschung MP Motorsport 21 +14.684 9 1
9 9 Spain Roberto Merhi MP Motorsport 21 +16.487 11
10 14 Italy Luca Ghiotto Campos Vexatec Racing 21 +18.0511 4
11 2 Japan Tadasuke Makino Russian Time 21 +19.632 12
12 7 United Kingdom Jack Aitken ART Grand Prix 21 +23.653 13
13 16 India Arjun Maini Trident 21 +24.040 14
14 15 Israel Roy Nissany Campos Vexatec Racing 21 +32.165 15
15 3 Indonesia Sean Gelael Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 21 +33.318 19
16 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi DAMS 21 +34.042 17
17 18 Carlin 21 +47.912 18
Ret 21 Italy Antonio Fuoco Charouz Racing System 14 Collision 6
DNS 12 Japan Nirei Fukuzumi BWT Arden 0 Transmission 20
DSQ 17 United States Santino Ferrucci Trident 21 Disqualified2 16
Source:[5]
Notes
  • ^1 - Luca Ghiotto received a 5-second time penalty for failing to maintain the minimum delta time at the end of the virtual safety car period.[6]
  • ^2 - Santino Ferrucci has been disqualified from the Sprint race and banned for the next two rounds by the FIA following collision with teammate Arjun Maini.[6]
  • ^3 - Sérgio Sette Câmara set the fastest lap in the race but because he finished outside the top 10, the two bonus points for fastest lap went to George Russell as he set the fastest lap inside the top 10 finishers.

Championship standings after the round

References

  1. ^ Benyon, Jack (29 June 2018). "Rolling safety car starts for Red Bull Ring, Silverstone F2 races". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Herrero, Dan (30 June 2018). "Rolling starts for F2 due to clutch issues". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Benyon, Jack (30 June 2018). "The real reason Formula 2 has switched to rolling starts". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Noble, Jonathan; Reyer, Maria (2 July 2018). "F1 drivers to have option of using DRS through Silverstone corners". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "2018 FIA Formula 2 Silverstone results". FIA Formula 2 Championship. FIA Formula 2. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Ferrucci handed multiple penalties". FIA Formula 2 Championship. FIA Formula 2. 8 July 2018. Archived from the original on 19 May 2019. Retrieved 2018.

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