Fittipaldi ends Silverstone weekend unbeaten after second victory


Pietro Fittipaldi dominated again at Silverstone - Credit: Paul Davies Photography

Pietro Fittipaldi rounded out the opening weekend of the World Series Formula V8 3.5 at Silverstone with another confident and dominant display to take his second victory on Sunday.

The Lotus driver stormed away at the start and survived a safety car period to add the race two victory to the win he earned on Saturday and to leave Silverstone with a 100% record of poles and wins.

Fittipaldi’s lead at the end of the first lap was more than three seconds over Roy Nissany, who had jumped into second after another sluggish getaway by Rene Binder, but it was Egor Orudzhev that ultimately claimed second after jumping Nissany during the pit stops.

The race was then neutralised when a coming together between Matevos Isaakyan and Nelson Mason at Brooklands, with the latter attempting to replicate a move that he pulled off on Binder a few laps earlier only for the Russian to clip the Canadian and end both their races and causing a safety car.

Fittipaldi controlled the restart superbly to pull away from Orudzhev, and ultimately the Lotus ended up winning by 2.623 seconds from the SMP Racing by AVF driver, while Nissany held on to take the final spot on the podium for RP Motorsport, a much better result for the Israeli driver after his first lap elimination on Saturday.

Binder ultimately inherited fourth at the chequered flag thanks to the crash between Isaakyan and Mason, while Konstantin Tereschenko took fifth and the rookie class victory for Teo Martin Motorsport.

Despite being forced to run a lap and a half in engine safety mode before being able to pit for his mandatory pit stop, Alfonso Celis Jr recovered to finish sixth for Fortec Motorsports, which also involved an overtake on team-mate Diego Menchaca into Maggotts, while Il Barone Rampante duo Damiano Fioravanti and Giuseppe Cipriani were the final finishers, Yu Kanamaru having been the first retirement of the afternoon on after just four laps.

Fittipaldi celebrates after his victory at Silverstone on Sunday – Credit: Paul Davies Photography

Silverstone Race 2 Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
14Pietro FittipaldiBRZLotus41:50.035s
25Egor OrudzhevRUSSMP Racing by AVF+2.623s
311Roy NissanyISRRP Motorsport+5.404s
43Rene BinderAUTLotus+6.298s
59Konstantin TereschenkoRUSTeo Martin Motorsport+6.930s
67Alfonso Celis JrMEXFortec Motorsports+7.913s
78Diego MenchacaMEXFortec Motorsports+13.423s
816Damiano FioravantiITAIl Barone Rampante+14.077s
915Giuseppe CiprianiITAIl Barone Rampante+29.837s
RET6Matevos IsaakyanRUSSMP Racing by AVFRetired
RET10Nelson MasonCANTeo Martin MotorsportRetired
RET12Yu KanamaruJAPRP MotorsportRetired