Lando Norris claims his seventh win of the year to further extend his championship lead having made the most of a poor start from the polesitter. It wasn’t an easy win for Norris though, as he was pushed by team mate Colton Herta all race.
It had been Matheus Leist‘s maiden pole of the year. But a poor start for him saw him lose lead to Norris going into Copse. In an attempt to defend his position, Leist battled with Herta, but ran wide and fell to fourth, all within the opening lap.
Over the course of the first lap, Norris stretched his lead easily with Herta behind. However; the free air would only last a short amount of time as Herta soon made the most of a mistake from the leader.
Over the course of the race, Herta would put further pressure on the championship leader. However; Herta was unable to make his many moves into the final corner work, as the American had to settle for second place over the line.
It had been a good day for Toby Sowery, who managed to claim his first podium of the year. The British F3 Cup winner had started in fourth making his way into third on the opening lap thanks to Leist poor first few corners. From there he spent the final half of the race either defending or breaking away from Leist as the gap fluctuated.
Leist was unable to keep up in the later stages as he eventually held off Ricky Collard who managed to maintain his grid position. But the result means that Norris now stretches his championship advantage to 32 points.
Sennan Fielding put together an excellent drive through the field to finish in sixth despite starting on the fringes of the top ten.
While Dan Ticktum had a lonely race in sixth, but did once again pick up the reward for best rookie. He could win the rookie championship this weekend and the poor result from Enaam Ahmed certainly helped.
In eighth was Daniel Baybutt who benefited after Tarun Reddy was forced to pull off the track with technical issues, while Sandy Mitchell and James Pull rounded out the top ten.