Thai driver Sandy Stuvik took his fifth win of the EuroFormula Open season to retake the championship lead at Silverstone. The RP Motorsport driver jumped ahead of pole sitter Alex Palou on the opening lap, and pulled away to win by 8.062s.
The track was still damp after the morning rain that affected qualifying, but all sixteen drivers started the race on dry tyres, and it was Stuvik that made the best start as Palou struggled off the line. The Campos Racing driver was only just able to stay ahead of Team West-Tec F3’s Yarin Stern, but then pulled away from the Israeli driver who completed the Silverstone podium.
Yu Kanamaru took fourth place for Emilio de Villota Motorsport, ahead of the disappointed Artur Janosz, who could only climb to fifth from his eighth place on the grid, and saw Stuvik take the championship lead back away from the Polish driver.
Campos Racing duo Konstantin Tereschenko and Sean Walkinshaw finished less than four tenths of a second apart in sixth and seventh, ahead of Wei Fung Thong of Team West-Tec F3 in eighth. Che-One Lim of Emilio de Villota Motorsport and Tanart Sathienthirakul of Team West-Tec F3 rounded out the top ten.
Stuvik now has 161 points and leads the championship by 11 points from both Palou and Janosz who are tied on 150 points. Those three are comfortable ahead of the rest of the field, with Kanamaru fourth 96 points adrift of Stuvik.
Silverstone Race 1 Result
|1||Sandy Stuvik||THA||RP Motorsport||29m27.681s|
|2||Alex Palou||ESP||Campos Racing||+8.062s|
|3||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||+13.200s|
|4||Yu Kanamaru||JAP||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+14.673s|
|5||Artur Janosz||POL||RP Motorsport||+19.207s|
|6||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||+28.361s|
|7||Sean Walkinshaw||GBR||Campos Racing||+28.756s|
|8||Wei Fung Thong||HKG||Team West-Tec F3||+29.596s|
|9||Che-One Lim||KOR||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+30.913s|
|10||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||+31.994s|
|11||Saud T. Al Faisal||SAU||RP Motorsport||+52.222s|
|12/RET||John Simonyan||RUS||RP Motorsport||+4 Laps|
|RET||Christopher Hoher||AUT||BVM Racing||2 Laps|
|RET||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||0 Laps|
|RET||Nicolas Pohler||GER||Team West-Tec F3||0 Laps|
|RET||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||DAV Racing||0 Laps|