Richard Verschoor leads from start to finish to get the Formula 2 Sprint Race 2 victory at Silverstone.
The big day of racing at Silverstone continued with the second Formula 2 Sprint Race, which brought even more entertainment.
The afternoon did not start well for the Sprint Race 1 podium finisher Christian Lundgaard – he stalled on the grid ahead of the formation lap. The polesitter Richard Verschoor had a good start and stayed in front. He was followed by Marcus Armstrong and Dan Ticktum. The Safety Car was out on lap 1 after a big crash involving Ralph Boschung and Alessio Deledda. Both drivers were fine.
Several laps later, the race resumed and Verschoor remained in the race lead. The MP Motorsport driver started to build the gap. Jehan Daruvala and Bent Viscaal had a contact in the final sector – Daruvala went to the pits to change his front wing, while Viscaal was stuck in the gravel and ended his race. The Safety Car was back on the track. Daruvala was eventually given a 10-second penalty for that incident.
The track was cleared and the green flag was back again. Verschoor was once again on top at the restart. While the Dutchman had a comfortable lead, the battles only intensified behind him, including the one between Armstrong and Ticktum for 2nd and between Lawson and Piastri for 4th. At the same time, Jack Aitken had a spin in the final sector.
Piastri made an impressive move on Armstrong into Brooklands. The winner of Sprint Race 1 Robert Shwartzman had a spin late in the race. However, in front, Verschoor comfortably went on to win Sprint Race 2. Armstrong finished 2nd, while Ticktum crossed the finish line 3rd.
The top 10 of the Formula 2 Sprint Race 2 at Silverstone:
|1||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||42:38.809|
|4||Oscar Piastri||PREMA Racing||+7.726|
|5||Liam Lawson||Hitech GP||+12.161|
|6||Juri Vips||Hitech GP||+14.879|
|8||David Beckmann||Charouz Racing System||+16.562|
|9||Lirim Zendeli||MP Motorsport||+18.150|
|10||Theo Pourchaire||ART GP||+18.619|