Formula 2

Pole for Piastri after stunning Silverstone lap

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Credit: FIA Formula 2

Pole position at Silverstone went the way of Oscar Piastri who closed the gap on FIA Formula 2 championship leader Guanyu Zhou to just one point.

The PREMA driver set his pole time on his first run and even though he couldn’t improve, no one was able to get close after his teammate Robert Shwartzman spun at Stowe on his last attempt.

Second fastest was the best Zhou could do although he set that time while Shwartzman was stationary as did Richard Verschoor in third which puts both their laps in question.

Dan Ticktum was quickest in practice but he could transfer the speed onto the medium tyres so he had to settle for fourth where he can look forward with strong race pace.

Théo Pourchaire didn’t set a lap in practice after hitting the wall at Luffield but he rebounded tremendously to qualify fifth, while managing his fractured arm suffered in Baku last time out.

Felipe Drugovich was off the pace in practice but sixth on the grid gives him a great opportunity for solid points in all three races, just beating Shwartzman who will be content with a top ten given his incident.

Roy Nissany impressed for DAMS in eighth while Christian Lundgaard secured reverse grid pole for tomorrow’s first spring race where he’ll line up alongside Juri Vips.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Oscar PiastriPREMA1:39:854
2Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi1:40:075
3Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport1:40:259
4Dan TicktumCarlin1:40:408
5Théo PourchaireART1:40:419
6Felipe DrugovichUNI-Virtuosi1:40:451
7Robert ShwartzmanPREMA1:40:452
8Roy NissanyDAMS1:40:486
9Juri VipsHitech GP1:40:491
10Christian LundgaardART1:40:556
11Liam LawsonHitech GP1:40:679
12Jehan DaruvalaCarlin1:40:683
13Lirim ZendeliMP Motorsport1:40:772
14Marcus ArmstrongDAMS1:40:895
15Ralph BoschungCampos1:40:915
16Matteo NanniniCampos1:41:050
17Bent ViscaalTrident1:41:185
18David BeckmannCharouz1:41:295
19Jack AitkenHWA Racelab1:41:306
20Guilherme SamaiaCharouz1:41:758
21Marino SatoTrident1:41:790
22Alessio DeleddaHWA Racelab1:43:734
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