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Flag of the United Kingdom 2019 Silverstone Feature Race
Silverstone 2015
The Silverstone circuit with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 13 July 2019
Event Flag of the United Kingdom 2019 British Grand Prix
Location Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK
Lap length 5.891 km (3.660 mi)
Distance 29 laps / 170.839 km (106.154 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of China Guanyu Zhou
Team Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi
Time 1:38.182
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara
Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 1:40.858 on lap 24
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of China Guanyu Zhou
Winner Team Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi
Time 50:21.114
Race Guide
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The 2019 Silverstone Circuit Race 1, otherwise known as the 2019 Silverstone Feature Race, was the thirteenth round of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, staged at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, UK, on the 13 July 2019.[1] The race, which was held in support of the 2019 British Grand Prix, would see Luca Ghiotto finally claim a Feature Race victory.[1][2]

It was Ghiotto's teammate Guanyu Zhou who had set the pace in qualifying, the Chinese youngster claiming his maiden pole position ahead of teammate Ghiotto.[3] Indeed, the two UNI-Virtuosis would ended the session just 0.012s apart, with Championship leader Nyck de Vries down in seventh.[3]

A dramatic start to the race saw the two Virtuosis run into the first corner side-by-side, with ultimately emerging in the lead as they hit the brakes for turn three.[2] An identical duel would occur behind them with the two DAMS of Sérgio Sette Câmara and Nicholas Latifi duelling for third, with everyone else flying into the first few corners without issue.[2]

The race would not run cleanly for very long, however, with Dorian Boccolacci bringing out a full course yellow after stopping with a failure on track.[2] Fortunately it was a short delay and so the race resumed having lost just a single lap, with Latifi immediately going on the offensive to pass teammate Câmara.[2]

Latifi duly went on to catch and pass Zhou on the following lap, before leading the charge into the pits on lap seven.[2] Ghiotto, a couple of seconds up the road, opted to pit on the following tour to deny the Canadian the under-cut, only to rejoin right alongside the #6 DAMS as he charged out of the pit lane.[2]

Ghiotto would retain the de facto lead, holding the inside line into turn three, only for a lock-up into Brooklands a few moments later to gift the lead to Latifi.[2] The Canadian duly eased clear as Ghiotto brought his tyres up to temperature, with the pair steadily catching Nikita Mazepin and Tatiana Caldéron, the only two drivers ahead on the alternate hard-soft strategy.[2]

Ghiotto ultimately caught and passed Latifi before the Canadian got onto the back of the lead duo, before scything past Caldéron to claim second.[2] When Mazepin pitted Ghiotto was hence left int he lead ahead of Latifi, while Jack Aitken got the home fans on their feet with an ambitious dive up the inside of de Vries into turn three.[2]

With that the race was run, with Ghiotto cruising to the finish ahead of Latifi, registering only his second win of the season.[2] Zhou, meanwhile, would finish a lonely third ahead of Câmara, while Aitken's late lunge on de Vries was enough to hand the Brit fifth.[2]

Background

The FIA Formula 2 Championship rolled into one of its strongholds for the seventh round of the 2019 campaign, arriving at the Silverstone Circuit in the UK in mid-July.[1] However, the circuit had received some minor modifications since F2's last visit in 2018, with a full track re-surface as well as a major revision to the DRS zones.[4] Indeed, the controversial DRS zone that ran through turns one and two had been dropped entirely, while the second DRS zone on the Wellington straight had been marginally lengthened.[4]

A Boccolacci Bounce

Ahead of the race it was revealed that Dorian Boccolacci would be returning to the F2 field, rejoining his former employers Trident Racing in place of Ryan Tveter.[5] Indeed, just three weeks after being dropped by Campos Racing for lacking the funding to continue, Boccolacci would get back into an F2 cockpit, partnering Giuliano Alesi for the British round.[5] It was expected that Boccolacci was to complete the season with Trident, although Tveter and Ralph Boschung, their former drivers, were still registered as reserve drivers.[5]

Dutch Delights

Nyck de Vries arrived in the UK with an enhanced lead in the Championship, having moved 37 points clear of his closest challenger as a result of the 2019 Red Bull Ring Sprint Race. Nicholas Latifi was that challenger, with race winner Sérgio Sette Câmara having closed up to the back of the Canadian in third. Luca Ghiotto was next, the first man yet to break the 100 point barrier prior to the Silverstone weekend, while Jack Aitken completed the top five.

In The Teams Championship it was DAMS who, as ever, arrived at a race weekend in control of the title hunt, 40 points clear of UNI-Virtuosi. Those two were also clear of ART Grand Prix in third, the French squad 64 points off the lead, while Campos Racing and Carlin completed the top five. BWT Arden were next, the first of those yet to break into triple figures at the halfway point, while Trident would head into the second half of the season with just four points to their name.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2019 Silverstone Feature Race is displayed below:

2019 Silverstone Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
2 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
3 Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
5 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
7 Flag of China Guanyu Zhou Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
8 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
9 Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
10 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Prema Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
11 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
12 Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
14 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Spain Campos Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of Spain Campos Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
17 Flag of the Netherlands Mahaveer Raghunathan Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
18 Flag of Colombia Tatiana Caldéron Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
19 Flag of France Anthoine Hubert Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
20 Flag of France Giuliano Alesi Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
21 Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
Source:[6]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2019 Silverstone Feature Race are outlined below:

2019 Silverstone Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 7 Flag of China Guanyu Zhou Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 1:38.182 1
2nd 8 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 1:38.410 +0.228s 2
3rd 5 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of France DAMS 1:38.511 +0.329s 3
4th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:38.519 +0.337s 4
5th 1 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:38.547 +0.365s 5
6th 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 1:38.549 +0.367s 6
7th 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:38.613 +0.431s 7
8th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:38.686 +0.504s 8
9th 2 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:38.877 +0.695s 9
10th 19 Flag of France Anthoine Hubert Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:39.046 +0.864s 10
11th 12 Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 1:39.071 +0.889s 11
12th 16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:39.225 +1.043s 12
13th 9 Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:39.227 +1.045s 13
14th 14 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Spain Campos Racing 1:39.512 +1.330s 14
15th 20 Flag of France Giuliano Alesi Flag of Italy Trident 1:39.574 +1.392s 15
16th 3 Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:39.615 +1.433s 16
17th 21 Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci Flag of Italy Trident 1:39.622 +1.440s 17
18th* 10 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Prema Racing 1:39.790 +1.608s 20
19th 18 Flag of Colombia Tatiana Caldéron Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:40.530 +2.348s 18
20th 17 Flag of the Netherlands Mahaveer Raghunathan Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:41.725 +3.543s 19
Source:[7]
  • * Gelael was handed a three place grid penalty retroactively for causing a collision during practice.[8]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Guanyu Zhou 2
______________ Luca Ghiotto
3 ______________
Sérgio Sette Câmara 4
______________ Nicholas Latifi
5 ______________
Louis Delétraz 6
______________ Callum Ilott
7 ______________
Nyck de Vries 8
______________ Jack Aitken
9 ______________
Nobuharu Matsushita 10
______________ Anthoine Hubert
11 ______________
Juan Manuel Correa 12
______________ Jordan King
13 ______________
Mick Schumacher 14
______________ Arjun Maini
15 ______________
Giuliano Alesi 16
______________ Nikita Mazepin
17 ______________
Dorian Boccolacci 18
______________ Tatiana Caldéron
19 ______________
Mahaveer Raghunathan 20
______________ Sean Gelael*
  • * Gelael decided to withdraw from the race in protest of his revised post-practice penalty.[8][9]

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2019 Silverstone Feature Race is displayed below:

2019 Silverstone Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 8 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 29 50:21.114 1:41.073 25
2nd 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 29 +3.314s 1:41.220 18
3rd 7 Flag of China Guanyu Zhou Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 29 +7.186s 1:41.249 19
4th 5 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of France DAMS 29 +11.841s 1:40.858 14
5th 15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of Spain Campos Racing 29 +13.744s 1:41.182 10
6th 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of France ART Grand Prix 29 +18.969s 1:41.895 8
7th 1 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 29 +19.466s 1:41.395 6
8th 11 Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 29 +23.144s 1:41.683 4
9th 2 Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 29 +24.263s 1:41.161 2
10th 16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 29 +30.176s 1:41.707 1
11th 9 Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher Flag of Italy Prema Racing 29 +31.100s 1:41.654
12th 12 Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 29 +47.708s 1:42.318
13th* 14 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Spain Campos Racing 29 +52.072s 1:41.874
14th 18 Flag of Colombia Tatiana Caldéron Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 29 +1:19.116 1:43.211
15th 17 Flag of the Netherlands Mahaveer Raghunathan Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 29 +1:31.116 1:43.211
16th 3 Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 Collision 1:42.798
17th 20 Flag of France Giuliano Alesi Flag of Italy Trident 28 +1 Lap 1:42.455
18th 19 Flag of France Anthoine Hubert Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 28 +1 Lap 1:41.258
Ret 21 Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci Flag of Italy Trident 1 Retired
WD§ 10 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Source:[7]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Maini was awarded a five second time penalty for causing a collision.[10]
  • Mazepin was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance. The Russian racer was also hit with a five second time penalty for speeding in the pitlane by 0.1km/h.[10]
  • Alesi received multiple penalties for speeding in the pitlane and for being released in an unsafe manor.[10]
  • § Gelael withdrew from the race in protest.[9]

Milestones

Standings

Victory had moved Luca Ghiotto back into the top three of the Championship after the opening race of the Silverstone weekend, although the Italian was still 48 points of the Championship leader. Indeed, Nyck de Vries had managed to maintain his lead at the head of the field after claiming his handful of points, with Nicholas Latifi able to chip the gap down to 27 points in second. Elsewhere, Sérgio Sette Câmara had slipped to fourth to make way for Ghiotto, while Guanyu Zhou had claimed a spot in the top five at the expense of Jack Aitken.

In the Teams Championship, meanwhile, there had been very little change, although UNI-Virtuosi had managed chip away at DAMS' lead at the head of the field. Indeed, the British squad would head into the Sprint race just 28 points behind their French rivals, having started the weekend 40 off the early-season pace setters. Elsewhere, ART Grand Prix had lost more ground in third, as had Campos Racing in fifth.

 
2019 Drivers Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 160 ◄0
2nd Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 133 ◄0
3rd Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 122 ▲1
4th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 121 ▼1
5th Flag of China Guanyu Zhou 104 ▲1
6th Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken 96 ▼1
7th Flag of France Anthoine Hubert 77 ◄0
8th Flag of Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 63 ◄0
9th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 48 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Jordan King 41 ◄0
11th Flag of the United States Juan Manuel Correa 36 ◄0
12th Flag of France Dorian Boccolacci 30 ◄0
13th Flag of Germany Mick Schumacher 22 ◄0
14th Flag of the United Kingdom Callum Ilott 19 ▲1
15th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 16 ▼1
16th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 11 ◄0
17th Flag of Russia Nikita Mazepin 6 ◄0
18th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 3 ◄0
19th Flag of France Giuliano Alesi 1 ◄0
2019 Teams Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of France DAMS 254 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom UNI-Virtousi 226 ◄0
3rd Flag of France ART Grand Prix 166 ◄0
4th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 126 ◄0
5th Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 111 ◄0
6th Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 77 ◄0
7th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 57 ◄0
8th Flag of the Czech Republic Sauber Junior Team 55 ◄0
9th Flag of Italy Prema Racing 33 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 4 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship
Entrants
ART Grand PrixBWT ArdenCampos RacingCarlinDAMSMP MotorsportPrema RacingSauber Junior TeamTridentUNI-Virtuosi
Manufacturers
DallaraMecachrome
Car/engine
Dallara F2 2018Mecachrome V634T 3.4l V6t
Drivers
1 Louis Delétraz • 2 Nobuharu Matsushita • 3 Nikita Mazepin • 4 Nyck de Vries • 5 Sérgio Sette Câmara • 6 Nicholas Latifi • 7 Guanyu Zhou • 8 Luca Ghiotto • 9 Mick Schumacher • 10 Sean Gelael • 11 Callum Ilott • 12 Juan Manuel Correa • 14 Dorian Boccolacci • 15 Jack Aitken • 16 Jordan King/Artem Markelov • 17 Mahaveer Raghunathan • 18 Tatiana Caldéron • 19 Anthoine Hubert • 20 Giuliano Alesi • 21 Ralph Boschung
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Tests
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