Sandy Stuvik held off the race long challenge of Alex Palou for his second win of the weekend at Silverstone and his sixth of the EuroFormula Open season.
The Thai driver initially lost the lead at the start to a fast-starting Yarin Stern of Team West-Tec F3, who had started third on the grid, but before the opening lap was over, Stern had slipped back to third behind RP Motorsport driver Stuvik and Campos Racing driver Palou, and held onto that position until the flag.
Palou never let Stuvik get away, with the Spaniard challenging but ultimately coming up short for the win, and the youngster only dropped back on the final lap when he made a small mistake that cost him a couple of seconds.
Japanese driver Yu Kanamaru finished fourth for Emilio de Villota Motorsport, ahead of a disappointed Artur Janosz of RP Motorsport, who for the second day in a row lost ground to his main championship rivals Stuvik and Palou. Indeed, having arrived at Silverstone in the lead, Janosz now sits third, 28 points behind Stuvik.
The third (of five) RP Motorsport machines finished sixth in the hands of Guatemalan driver Andres Saravia, with Team West-Tec F3’s Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul seventh.
Over twelve seconds back from Sathienthirakul was the second Campos Racing entry of Russian Konstantin Tereschenko, while Nicolas Pohler of Team West-Tec F3 and John Simonyan of RP Motorsport took the final points for ninth and tenth despite neither having set a lap time in qualifying that resulted in them starting at the back of the field.
The series takes a break now until September when it arrives at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium, and Stuvik will be happy to be leading the championship on 188 points, 20 ahead of Palou and 28 clear of Janosz.
Silverstone Race 2 Result
|1||Sandy Stuvik||THA||RP Motorsport||29m10.991s|
|2||Alex Palou||ESP||Campos Racing||+2.514s|
|3||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||+5.785s|
|4||Yu Kanamaru||JAP||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+7.722s|
|5||Artur Janosz||POL||RP Motorsport||+11.418s|
|6||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||+12.148s|
|7||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||+13.403s|
|8||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||+25.888s|
|9||Nicolas Pohler||GER||Team West-Tec F3||+27.338s|
|10||John Simonyan||RUS||RP Motorsport||+35.733s|
|11||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||DAV Racing||+37.082s|
|12||Sean Walkinshaw||GBR||Campos Racing||+43.535s|
|13||Che-One Lim||KOR||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+48.867s|
|14||Saud T. Al Faisal||SAU||RP Motorsport||+57.450s|
|15/RET||Christopher Hoher||AUT||BVM Racing||+1 Lap|
|RET||Wei Fung Thong||HKG||Team West-Tec F3||1 Lap|