Silverstone F2: Aitken wins after audacious pass on Deletraz
Renault Formula 1 junior Jack Aitken made a sensational late move on Louis Deletraz stick to take the Formula 2 sprint race win in tricky conditions at Silverstone.
Deletraz was able to move one second clear while de Vries and Aitken battled, but Aitken made a late move at Village stick on lap seven of 21 edged clear of de Vries.
The British-South Korean driver began eating into Deletraz’s margin, and came from over a second back with five laps to go, launching himself up the inside at Brooklands in a daring move.
Aitken then pulled away and was over three seconds clear at the finish, wrapping up his second victory of the season.
De Vries appeared to struggle once passed by Aitken, and slow-starting pole-sitter Callum Ilott (Sauber Junior Team) was on his tail for much of the race. But Ilott struggled to remain close to de Vries in the quick corners and was unable to make a move.
The Ferrari junior was alone in representing Prema after teammate Sean Gelael withdrew, but continued his strong form in sprint races to score points.
Honda junior Nobuharu Matsushita ensured two Carlins reached the top seven, by jumping Ghiotto’s Virtuosi teammate Guan Yu Zhou. The latter had tried to pass Schumacher but was then vulnerable himself and Matsushita edged ahead of him at Copse.
|1||15|| Jack Aitken ||Campos Racing||21|
|2||1|| Louis Deletraz ||Carlin||21||4.997|
|3||4|| Nyck de Vries ||ART Grand Prix||21||8.194|
|4||11|| Callum Ilott ||Charouz Racing System||21||8.850|
|5||6|| Nicholas Latifi ||DAMS||21||16.203|
|6||9|| Mick Schumacher ||Prema Powerteam||21||19.222|
|7||2|| Nobuharu Matsushita ||Carlin||21||19.666|
|8||7|| Guanyu Zhou ||UNI-Virtuosi||21||20.181|
|9||16|| Jordan King ||MP Motorsport||21||21.731|
|10||12|| Juan Manuel Correa ||Charouz Racing System||21||25.820|
|11||19|| Anthoine Hubert ||Arden International||21||34.309|
|12||3|| Nikita Mazepin ||ART Grand Prix||21||37.426|
|13||14|| Arjun Maini ||Campos Racing||21||40.581|
|14||21|| Dorian Boccolacci ||Trident||21||47.259|
|15||8|| Luca Ghiotto ||UNI-Virtuosi||21||57.696|
|16||18|| Tatiana Calderon ||Arden International||21||59.998|
|17||5|| Sergio Sette Camara ||DAMS||21||1'09.991|
|18||17|| Mahaveer Raghunathan ||MP Motorsport||21||1'10.157|
|20|| Giuliano Alesi ||Trident||1||20 Laps|
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