Dan Ticktum took a lights-to-flag maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship win at his home event at Silverstone in Sunday’s Sprint Race, the first of the season for reigning teams’ champions DAMS, having secured reverse grid pole in the Feature Race.
Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean finished P16 while Kevin Magnussen was unable to reach the finish of Formula One’s British Grand Prix, held at Silverstone on Sunday.
There was plenty of exciting racing in the FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone: especially in F2 where strategy with the new-for-2020 18-inch tyres made for two thrilling finishes.
An incredible final few laps of the 2020 British Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton claim the seventh and possibly most dramatic Silverstone win of his career, despite his left-front tyre letting go with half a lap still to go.
Dan Ticktum managed his hard tyres to perfection around Silverstone to survive a late charge from Christian Lundgaard, on fresher, faster medium Pirelli rubber, and bring home a historic first victory in FIA Formula 2 at his home circuit.
Nikita Mazepin’s astonishing turnaround of form continued in Round 4, as he followed up his first Formula 2 podium in the previous round, with his first ever victory in the Feature Race at Silverstone. UNI-Virtuosi’s Guanyu Zhou was second, ahead of Yuki Tsunoda in third.
Luca Ghiotto clinched first in the Sprint Race, for his maiden Formula 2 win of the campaign, but it was strategy which once again dominated the day in Budapest, as the field struggled with tyre degradation.