Sergio Canamasas: “We have to continue performing like this!”


Sergio Canamasas passed Charles Leclerc on the final lap of Sunday's Sprint race - Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/FIA Formula 2

Sergio Canamasas enjoyed one of his strongest weekends of his FIA Formula 2 Championship career at Silverstone, with the Spaniard claiming an excellent fourth place during Sunday’s Sprint race.

In just his second outing with Rapax following his move from Trident, Canamasas started the weekend by qualifying seventh on the grid, two tenths of a second and four places higher than team-mate Nyck de Vries, and then drove a great Feature race to claim fifth at the chequered flag.

Canamasas was involved in the battle for third place for much of the race on Sunday, but appeared to have lost fifth place when Charles Leclerc found a way through in the Arena section, but the Spaniard capitalised on a late safety car period to re-pass the Monegasque driver, with his position then improving further to fourth thanks to a time penalty for Oliver Rowland.

The twenty-nine-year-old is now hoping to take his momentum away from Silverstone with the aim of having more good race weekends like this, having only scored two points finishes in 2017 before this weekend.

“I’m pleased with my performance because our pace was good,” said Canamasas. “My tyres started to spin as the lights went off. But it was the single thing not going according our plan.

“Our race pace was rather competitive and I was able to progress two places into fourth. It was an exciting fight with Leclerc. We have to continue performing like this!”