F2: Fast-starting Zhou scores third win of the season

Guanyu Zhou reclaimed some vital ground in the Championship battle with his third win of the season, triumphing over Carlin’s Dan Ticktum and PREMA Racing’s Oscar Piastri in the Silverstone Feature Race.

Starting from second, Zhou got the jump on polesitter Piastri when the lights went out and went on to control the race, surviving a failed attempt at the undercut from Piastri, which cost the Championship leader second place at the flag.

It was Ticktum who benefitted from the PREMA’s pitstop, overtaking the Australian shortly after his return to clinch second on home turf.

Piastri survived a late challenge from Richard Verschoor for third, as Robert Shwartzman kept pace with the Championship leaders thanks to a P5 finish, although the Russian does drop back to third in the standings, below Zhou.

Guanyu Zhou (center), Dan Ticktum & Oscar Piastri (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula Motorsport Limited via Getty Images)

Race Results

Pos Driver Team Behind
1 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi 0.000s
2 Dan Ticktum Carlin 3.800
3 Oscar Piastri Prema Powerteam 19.300
4 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 20.100
5 Robert Shwartzman Prema Powerteam 24.700
6 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi 25.400
7 Jüri Vips HitechGP 25.800
8 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 26.600
9 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 27.400
10 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 27.600
11 Liam Lawson HitechGP 39.900
12 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 40.500
13 Bent Viscaal Trident 44.300
14 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 47.600
15 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 47.800
16 Roy Nissany DAMS 49.400
17 Jack Aitken HWA Racelab 51.900
18 Matteo Nannini Campos Racing 52.300
19 Marino Sato Trident 53.700
20 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 1’02.600
21 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1’30.200
22 Alessio Deledda HWA Racelab 1 lap