Dominant Seventh Win for Unstoppable Scott at Silverstone

Harrison Scott took victory in race one at Silverstone - Credit: GT Sport

Harrison Scott took a dominant lights-to-flag victory in race one at Silverstone on Saturday, converting his sixth EuroFormula Open pole of the year into a seventh triumph.

The RP Motorsport driver was more than three-quarters of a second faster than any of his rivals during qualifying and once he retained his lead at the start, Scott was able to pull away with ease to extend his championship advantage to eighty-five points with only seven races of the season remaining.

Scott ended 14.547 seconds clear at the end of the fifteen lap race, with Devlin De Francesco ending up in second place for Carlin Motorsport after making a mid-race pass on Alex Karkosik, denying RP Motorsport a one-two finish.

Despite this, Karkosik was able to take his first EuroFormula Open podium, finishing just ahead of Carlin’s Ameya Vaidyanathan, with the Indian being forced to fight his way passed debutant Ben Hingeley on lap thirteen only to run out of time to attack the Polish driver for the final position on the podium.

Hingeley also dropped behind Drivex School’s Nikita Troitskiy with just two laps remaining, but the Fortec Motorsports driver was able to claim sixth on his series debut ahead of Matheus Iorio and Cameron Das, both of Campos Racing, while Eliseo Martinez and Thiago Vivacqua completed the points scorers.

Silverstone Race 1 Result

110Harrison ScottGBRRP Motorsport28:21.409s
217Devlin De FrancescoCANCarlin+14.547s
311Alex KarkosikPOLRP Motorsport+18.665s
424Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin+19.259s
516Nikita TroitskiyRUSDrivex School+23.586s
619Ben HingeleyGBRFortec Motorsport+24.123s
734Matheus IorioBRZCampos Racing+25.863s
81Cameron DasUSACampos Racing+26.167s
942Eliseo Martinez MeronoESPTeo Martin Motorsport+29.279s
102Thiago VivacquaBRZCampos Racing+38.415s
1118Jannes FittjeGERFortec Motorsport+40.689s
1243Pedro CardosoBRZTeo Martin Motorsport+40.766s
138Lodovico LauriniITARP Motorsport+48.298s
1477Guilherme SamaiaBRZCarlin+48.617s
RET12Christian HahnBRZDrivex SchoolRetired
RET14Tarun ReddyINDDrivex SchoolRetired
RET20Petru FlorescuROMFortec MotorsportRetired
RET3Simo LaaksonenFINCampos RacingRetired