Formula 2

Sargeant Leads Pourchaire to First F2 Victory

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Sargeant is victorious in Silverstone
Credit: Formula Motorsport Limited

For the second race weekend in a row, Carlin’s Logan Sargeant has made it another all-rookie weekend after winning his first FIA Formula 2 race in the Silverstone Feature Race.

The Williams junior driver dominated the race from start to finish, keeping his cool to take his maiden victory after holding off some late pressure from ART Grand Prix driver, Théo Pourchaire.

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson made it a double for Carlin as he took the final step on the podium after coming home in third place.

Sargeant got the best possible start from pole when the five lights went out while Frederik Vesti and Felipe Drugovich who started behind him fell down the order. Pourchaire and Lawson capitalised on the slow starters to help themselves into second and third, respectively.

The Safety Car made it’s first appearance of the weekend following a scary shunt involving Dennis Hauger and Roy Nissany. In what could only be described as questionable driving from Nissany, Hauger was pushed off the road at Vale and was launched into the path of the DAMS driver by a sausage kerb.

Thankfully, the halo did the job it was introduced into the sport to do and fortunately both drivers walked away from the incident unharmed.

Credit: Formula Motorsport Limited

It was a clean restart when the SC pulled into the pits at the end of lap five and Sargeant managed the pace of the rest of the grid very nicely. With Pourchaire directly behind him, the race leaders pitted at the end of lap eleven.

This pushed Jüri Vips into the lead of the race with the Estonian driver behind the leader of the alternate strategy runners who started on the hard-compound tyres.

After climbing back up to fourth following his poor start, Vesti started to put pressure on the Carlin of Lawson for third place. This battle would go on for the remainder of the Feature Race.

Vips ended his stint in the lead after pitting on lap twenty-two for soft rubber, with PREMA Racing’s Jehan Daruvala staying out a lap longer to see if he could overcut the Hitech Grand Prix driver.

While the overcut did work for Daruvala, Vips quickly retook the position after being able to fire up his tyres on the extra lap and use them to pass for seventh place on the track.

Pourchaire managed to get within DRS range in the final few laps but Sargeant kept it cool and collected to take the chequered flag for his first victory in the second-tier of single-seater racing.

16Logan SargeantUSACarlin53:50.586
210Théo PourchaireFRAART Grand Prix+1.681
35Liam LawsonNZLCarlin+8.994
411Felipe DrugovichBRAMP Motorsport+11.312
59Frederik VestiDNKART Grand Prix+11.961
68Jüri VipsESTHitech Grand Prix+12.276
72Jehan DaruvalaINDPREMA Racing+13.899
87Marcus ArmstrongNZLHitech Grand Prix+17.320
93Jack DoohanAUSVirtuosi Racing+21.033
1024Jake HughesGBRVan Amersfoort Racing+28.297
1122Enzo FittipaldiBRACharouz Racing System+29.117
1217Ayumu IwasaJPNDAMS+30.586
1312Clément NovalakFRAMP Motorsport+34.161
1420Richard VerschoorNLDTrident+35.004
154Marino SatoJPNVirtuosi Racing+35.426
1621Calan WilliamsAUSTrident+36.391
1714Olli CaldwellGBRCampos Racing+51.166
1823Cem BölükbasiTURCharouz Racing System+1:01.078
1925David BeckmannGERVan Amersfoort Racing+1:03.207
2016Roy NissanyISRDAMSDNF
211Dennis HaugerNORPREMA RacingDNF
2215Ralph BoschungCHECampos RacingDNS
F2: Silverstone – Feature Race Classification
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