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Sport Silverstone F2: Hitech's Mazepin dominates feature race for maiden win

20:10  01 august  2020
20:10  01 august  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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© LAT Images Mazepin dominates Silverstone F 2 feature for maiden win . Hitech driver Nikita Mazepin put in an impressive performance to claim his maiden FIA Formula 2 race victory in the feature race at Silverstone . Felipe Drugovich qualified on pole position but made a sluggish start on

Hitech driver Nikita Mazepin put on an impressive performance to claim his maiden FIA Formula 2 race victory in the feature race at Silverstone . Both Mazepin and Schumacher pitted together at the end of Lap 8 to get rid of their medium tyres, while Drugovich, Guanyu Zhou - who had made his way

a car driving on a road: Mazepin dominates Silverstone F2 feature for maiden win © LAT Images Mazepin dominates Silverstone F2 feature for maiden win

Hitech driver Nikita Mazepin put in an impressive performance to claim his maiden FIA Formula 2 race victory in the feature race at Silverstone.

Felipe Drugovich qualified on pole position but made a sluggish start on hard tyres, allowing Prema's Mick Schumacher to immediately sprint into the lead from third on the grid.

However, Schumacher's stint at the front was short-lived as Mazepin passed him around the outside of Stowe to snatch the top spot.

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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.

Hitech ’ s Nikita Mazepin , who won last Saturday’s feature race at Silverstone in dominant fashion, was the leading Charouz Racing System’s Louis Deletraz charged from ninth on the grid to finish in fifth place, repeating his audacious Silverstone F 2 : Ilott denies Lundgaard maiden pole. Next article.

Both Mazepin and Schumacher pitted together at the end of the eighth lap to get rid of their medium tyres, while Drugovich, Guanyu Zhou - who had made his way up the pack from eighth - and Jack Aitken stayed out having started on hards.

As the race progressed, the momentum started shifting towards the softer tyre-starters, even though they lost a considerable chunk of time in traffic.

Indeed, when Drugovich entered the pits for his mandatory stop at the end of lap 19, he emerged on track in 12th place, 18 seconds behind Mazepin.

The Hitech GP driver cruised to the finish line from there on, finishing 5.3s clear of second-placed Guanyu Zhou.

Unlike Drugovich, Renault junior Zhou was able to make the alternative strategy work, waiting until lap 22 to make his pitstop.

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Hitech Grand Prix' s Nikita Mazepin , who won last Saturday' s feature race at Silverstone in dominant fashion, was the leading driver on The first came as Haas F1 reserve driver Deletraz demoted fellow F 2 veteran Luca Ghiotto while the second left last weekend' s sprint race winner Dan Ticktum furious.

Hitech ’ s Nikita Mazepin , who won last Saturday’s feature race at Silverstone in dominant fashion, was the leading driver on the alternative strategy in The first came as Haas F1 reserve driver Deletraz demoted fellow F 2 veteran Luca Ghiotto whilst the second left last weekend’s sprint race winner Dan

That gave him seven laps to recover lost ground on medium tyres, the Virtuosi driver passing Christian Lundgaard with two laps to go to claim second.

Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda secured the final spot on the podium after overtaking the struggling ART of Lundgaard on the last lap.

a group of people sitting on the side of a road: Mazepin dominates Silverstone F2 feature for maiden win © LAT Images Mazepin dominates Silverstone F2 feature for maiden win

Meanwhile, Callum Ilott completed a heroic drive from the pitlane to finish just over 2.5s seconds behind Lundgaard in fourth, slashing the gap in the championship to current points leader Robert Shwartzman.

The Virtuosi driver had originally qualified on the front row for the Silverstone feature race, but a stall on the formation lap meant his car had to be wheeled back to the pitlane.

But Ilott was up the pace immediately, jumping up to 14th in the first five laps before making further inroads to to secure his fifth top-five result of the year.

Silverstone F2: Ticktum survives late Lundgaard charge for victory

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Hitech Grand Prix’ s Mazepin was fastest in all three sectors to briefly displace Schumacher at the top of Haas F1 reserve driver Louis Deletraz was second-quickest for Charouz Racing System, just DAMS’ Dan Ticktum, who earned his maiden F 2 win last Sunday, completed the top three ahead of

Tsunoda, who was denied a maiden F 2 win earlier in the year at the Red Bull Ring as a result of Championship leader Ilott made contact with Nikita Mazepin whilst passing the Hitech Grand Prix DAMS driver Ticktum, who endured a turbulent run to 15th in the feature race , charged to finish in

Louis Deletraz was classified sixth in the lead Charouz car, ahead of MP Motorsport's Drugovich, who had to settle for seventh after starting from pole.

DAMS driver Dan Ticktum charged through the field in the few laps to finish eighth and secure the reverse grid pole for Sunday's sprint race, ahead of Schumacher, who fell down the order with excessive tyre wear.

MP Motorsport's Nobuharu Matsushita crossed the finishing line in a last-gap 10th to claim his first points finish since the season opener in Austria in July.

Matsushita was outside of the points when, on the final lap, Carlin's Jehan Daruvala went off at Stowe and the Japanese driver snatched the final point on offer.

Daruvala dropped to 12th place at the line, as his worn tyres ailed him in Club and allowed Charouz's Pedro Piquet to steal past at the death.

Prema driver Shwartzman endured a difficult race en route to 14th, having qualified poorly on Friday and never having the pace to recover during the race.

Silverstone F2 feature classification

PosDriverTeam
1Nikita MazepinHitech Grand Prix
2Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi
3Yuki TsunodaCarlin
4Christian LundgaardART Grand Prix
5Callum IlottUNI-Virtuosi
6Louis DeletrazCharouz Racing System
7Felipe DrugovichMP Motorsport
8Dan TicktumDAMS
9Mick SchumacherPrema Racing
10Nobuharu MatsushitaMP Motorsport
11Pedro PiquetCharouz Racing System
12Jehan DaruvalaCarlin
13Jack AitkenCampos Racing
14Robert ShwartzmanPrema Racing
15Sean GelaelDAMS
16Marcus ArmstrongART Grand Prix
17Luca GhiottoHitech Grand Prix
18Artem MarkelovBWT HWA RACELAB
19Giuliano AlesiBWT HWA RACELAB
20Marino SatoTrident
21Guilherme SamaiaCampos Racing
-Roy NissanyTrident

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