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Sport Silverstone F3: Smolyar resists Beckmann challenge for maiden win

13:26  02 august  2020
13:26  02 august  2020 Source:   autosport.com

After penalty for competitors: Beckmann wins in Silverstone

 After penalty for competitors: Beckmann wins in Silverstone © Getty Images David Beckmann drives for the team Trident David Beckmann remains on the wave of success in Formula 3. Two weeks after his triumph at the Hungaroring, the 20-year-old was declared the winner on Sunday in Silverstone more than five hours after the end of the race. The Trident pilot, who finished second, benefited from a five-second time penalty against the Russian Alexander Smolyar (ART Grand Prix) for unsportsmanlike driving.

ART Grand Prix driver Alexander Smolyar resisted race-long pressure from David Beckmann to claim his first FIA Formula 3 victory at Silverstone , as points leader Oscar Piastri failed to score. Having finished 10th in Saturday's opener, SMP Racing protege Smolyar started from reverse-grid pole and

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson fended off a strong challenge from Oscar Piastri to score his second victory of the FIA Formula 3 season in the opening race at Completing the scorers were Sebastian Fernandez (ART), Clement Novalak (Carlin) and David Beckmann (Trident) and Alexander Smolyar

Smolyar resists Beckmann for Silverstone F3 win © LAT Images Smolyar resists Beckmann for Silverstone F3 win

ART Grand Prix driver Alexander Smolyar resisted race-long pressure from David Beckmann to claim his first FIA Formula 3 victory at Silverstone, as points leader Oscar Piastri failed to score.

Having finished 10th in Saturday's opener, SMP Racing protege Smolyar started from reverse-grid pole and made a strong start to maintain the lead ahead of fellow front-row starter Beckmann and third-placed Clement Novalak.

Sargeant grabs late pole in Formula 3 Silverstone qualifying

  Sargeant grabs late pole in Formula 3 Silverstone qualifying Prema Racing's Logan Sargeant scored his first FIA Formula 3 pole, edging out Red Bull junior Liam Lawson in qualifying at Silverstone by less than a tenth of a second .American driver Sargeant appeared strong in the opening runs as he posted a benchmark of 1m46.629s to head up an all-Prema top three ahead of team-mates Oscar Piastri and Frederik Vesti halfway through the 30-minute pole shootout.As the second runs began, Hitech driver Lawson grabbed the advantage with three minutes to go with a lap of 1m46.508s, but the New Zealander was soon surpassed by fellow Antipodean Piastri's 1m46.383s effort.

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson fended off a strong challenge from Oscar Piastri to score his second victory of the FIA Formula 3 season in the opening race at Completing the scorers were Sebastian Fernandez (ART), Clement Novalak (Carlin) and David Beckmann (Trident) and Alexander Smolyar

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson fended off a strong challenge from Oscar Piastri to score his second victory of the FIA Formula 3 season in the opening race at Completing the scorers were Sebastian Fernandez (ART), Clement Novalak (Carlin) and David Beckmann (Trident) and Alexander Smolyar

Smolyar managed to break away from his pursuers by one second in the early laps, but Beckmann had clawed his way back into DRS range when the safety car was called on lap five of 20 to retrieve Igor Fraga's stricken Charouz-run car.

At the restart on lap nine, Smolyar maintained control and although he was unable to shake Beckmann, the Trident driver never got close enough to attempt a move.

The closest Beckmann got came on lap 15 at Stowe, but Smolyar hung on - albeit later receiving a ticking off from his engineer for weaving along the Hangar Straight, something that was subsequently noted by the stewards.

Smolyar hung on for the remaining laps to win by 0.740s and become the sixth different winner from the eight races so far in 2020, while Carlin driver Novalak took his second podium of the year in third.

Vettel experiences Silverstone prelude to forget

 Vettel experiences Silverstone prelude to forget © Getty Images More like a pedestrian: Sebastian Vettel on day 1 in Silverstone Sebastian Vettel had his first free practice session to forget before the third Formula 1 season race in Silverstone. The four-time world champion could only drive two laps in his Ferrari before the SF1000 went on strike. A problem with the intercooler paralyzed the car. The mechanics had to disassemble the car. Vettel hopes to be able to intervene in the second training session in the afternoon.

Hitech driver Nikita Mazepin claimed his maiden FIA Formula 2 race victory in the feature race at Silverstone , while Guanyu Zhou's late charge was good enough for second. Felipe Drugovich qualified on pole position but made a sluggish start on hard tyres, allowing Prema's Mick Schumacher to

Piastri didn’t get another shot at challenging the Kiwi for the win and settled for second, ahead of teammate Sargeant. Lawson leaps to third on 50 points, 0.5 ahead of Beckmann in fourth, while Smolyar will searching for his maiden victory in F 3 when he starts on reverse pole for Race 2 on

Alexander Peroni (Campos) came home fourth ahead of two Prema drivers, Frederik Vesti in fifth and Logan Sargeant in sixth.

a man in a blue uniform holding a bat: Smolyar resists Beckmann for Silverstone F3 win © LAT Images Smolyar resists Beckmann for Silverstone F3 win

The remaining Prema car of Piastri dropped down the order when he was forced into the gravel at Luffield by ART driver Theo Pourchaire, and the Australian was later forced to pit and retire when his DRS became stuck open.

It means nearest rival Sargeant, who also picked up two bonus points for fastest lap, closes to within 18 points of Piastri at the head of the standings.

Saturday race winner Liam Lawson (Hitech) finished seventh while the final point went to Pourchaire following a penultimate lap pass on Richard Verschoor (MP Motorsport).

Jake Hughes (HWA) completed the top 10 after a brief off cost him places. Sebastian Fernandez (ART) lost the chance to fight for a podium finish after he suffered a problem on the formation lap that caused him to drop down the order.

Hülkenberg candidate for Perez cockpit in Silverstone?

 Hülkenberg candidate for Perez cockpit in Silverstone? © Sergei Grits / AP / dpa Could take over Sergio Perez's racing point cockpit in Silverstone: Nico Hülkenberg. Nico Hülkenberg could make a surprising Formula 1 comeback after the positive coronavirus case of Mexican Sergio Perez. As reported by the specialist portal «motorsport.com», the 32-year-old from Emmerich is said to be a hot candidate for the cockpit at the Racing Point racing team that was cleared for the British Grand Prix. Other media speculated about the use of the German veteran.

Alexander Smolyar . Silverstone F 2: Mazepin charges to maiden victory. Hungaroring F 3 : Beckmann wins wet race two after Viscaal penalty. Silverstone F 3 : Sargeant edges out Lawson for pole.

Silverstone at Silverstone on July 14th, 2017. FIA F 3 live and real time racing updates and information. Silverstone GP3: Alesi holds off Aitken to score maiden win . Hungaroring F 3 : Beckmann wins wet race two after Viscaal penalty. Hungaroring F 3 : Smolyar takes superb wet pole.

The Spanish-Venezuelan driver picked up a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for having failed to get back into his grid position of fourth by the time the pack arrived at the safety car line before the start, and eventually finished a lowly 22nd.

Results - 20 laps

PosDriverTeam
1Alexander SmolyarART Grand Prix
2David BeckmannTrident
3Clement NovalakCarlin
4Alex PeroniCampos Racing
5Frederik VestiPrema Racing
6Logan SargeantPrema Racing
7Liam LawsonHitech GP
8Theo PourchaireART Grand Prix
9Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport
10Jake HughesHWA
11Lirim ZendeliTrident
12Ben BarnicoatCarlin
13Federico MalvestitiJenzer Motorsport
14Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport
15David SchumacherCharouz
16Bent ViscaalMP Motorsport
17Dennis HaugerHitech GP
18Roman StanekCharouz
19Enzo FittipaldiHWA
20Max FewtrellHitech GP
21Sophia FlorschCampos Racing
22Sebastian FernandezART Grand Prix
23Lukas DunnerMP Motorsport
24Matteo NanniniJenzer Motorsport
25Cameron DasCarlin
26Olli CaldwellTrident
27Jack DoohanHWA
28Alessio DeleddaCampos Racing
-Oscar PiastriPrema Racing
-Igor FragaCharouz

Video: "Sergio Perez ruled out of F1 British GP after testing positive for coronavirus" (The Independent)

Silverstone installs new kerb at Chapel after F1 tyre damage fears

  Silverstone installs new kerb at Chapel after F1 tyre damage fears Silverstone has installed a new kerb ahead of the Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at the exit of Becketts after fears over damage being caused to tyres .Throughout the British Grand Prix weekend, drivers were seen running close to the edge of the track while exiting Becketts and going into Chapel corner, with many dipping a wheel into the grass.The drivers would then go from the grass onto the kerb at Chapel, putting added load into the tyres before going onto the Hangar Straight.

Hungaroring F 3 : Beckmann wins wet race two after Viscaal penalty. FIA F 3 FIA F 3 / Race report. Hungaroring F 3 : Smolyar takes superb wet pole.

Meanwhile, Callum Ilott completed a heroic drive from the pitlane to finish just over 2.5s seconds behind Lundgaard in fourth. 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.

Mick Schumacher goes empty in Silverstone .
© James Gasperotti / ZUMA Wire / dpa Left Silverstone without a podium: Mick Schumacher. young racing driver Mick Schumacher is not making any progress in Formula 2. The weekend at Silverstone ended for the 21-year-old without a podium and with only two points. After ninth place in the main race on Saturday, the son of Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher even ended up in 14th place in sprint races on Sunday.

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