Oscar Piastri Takes British F2 Feature Race Pole

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PREMA’s Oscar Piastri produced a stunning lap to snatch pole position for the 2021 Formula Two British Feature Race. 

Piastri was on the pace throughout Friday’s action as he finished Practice in second place behind home favourite – Dan Ticktum, yet was able to find massive improvement to snatch a stunning pole position with a time of 1m 39.854 as Qualifying was concluded early due to a red flag.

Discover how Friday’s F2 action unfolded below in our roundup of Practice and Qualifying at Silverstone.

 

Practice

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A quiet start saw several drivers opt to just deliver an installation lap before pitting but it was Christian Lundgaard who set the initial pace with 1m 57.763, as his ART GP teammate – Theo Pourchaire brought out the red flag just ten minutes into the session after spinning out at Brooklands.

Once the session resumed, a series of representative laps quickly flew in with Oscar Piastri finding himself quickest from Lirim Zendeli and Dan Ticktum after 25 minutes, as Alessio Deledda spun out of Vale into Club to bring out the red flag as he stalled his HWA Racelab.

Marshals swiftly cleared the Italian’s car but there weren’t many notable improvements after the final restart as Piastri initially lowered his benchmark to 1m 41.980, only for Ticktum to post a session topping 1m 41.750 just minutes later.

Juri Vips, Richard Verschoor, Jehan Daruvala, Guanyu Zhou, Lundgaard, Zendeli, Liam Lawson and Robert Shwartzman rounded out the top ten.

Position Driver Team Time 
1 Dan Ticktum Carlin 1m 41.750
2 Oscar Piastri PREMA + 0.230
3 Juri Vips Hitech GP + 0.310
4 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport + 0.350
5 Jehan Daruvala Carlin + 0.470
6 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi + 0.583
7 Christian Lundgaard ART GP + 0.587
8 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport + 0.701
9 Liam Lawson Hitech GP + 0.751
10 Robert Shwartzman PREMA + 0.786
11 Roy Nissany DAMS + 0.855
12 Ralph Boschung Campos + 0.957
13 Marcus Armstrong DAMS + 0.957
14 Marino Sato Trident + 0.991
15 Bent Viscaal Trident + 1.183
16 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi + 1.265
17 Matteo Nannini Campos + 1.351
18 David Beckmann Charouz + 1.404
19 Jack Aitken HWA Racelab + 1.730
20 Guilherme Samaia Charouz + 2.180
21 Alessio Deledda HWA Racelab + 7.054
22 Theo Pourchaire ART GP + 27.716

Qualifying

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A frantic opening run saw both MP Motorsport drivers briefly go top as Zendeli had his lap time deleted for exceeding track limits, just as UNI-Virtuosi’s Felipe Drugovich went quickest with 1m 40.692.

Lundgaard and Ticktum went top on their second fliers until Piastri delivered a pole clinching 1m 39.854 despite failing to improve on his final run, like many others as Zhou enjoyed a late charge to second ahead of Richard Verschoor as the red flag came out after a spin for Shwartzman with two minutes left.

Ticktum had to settle for fourth ahead of Pourchaire, Drugovich, Shwartzman, Roy Nissany, Vips and Lundgaard, who complete the top 10 who will be reversed for tomorrow’s opening sprint race.

Position Driver Team Time 
1 Oscar Piastri PREMA 1m 39.854
2 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi + 0.221
3 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport + 0.405
4 Dan Ticktum Carlin + 0.554
5 Theo Pourchaire ART GP + 0.565
6 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi + 0.597
7 Robert Shwartzman PREMA + 0.598
8 Roy Nissany DAMS + 0.632
9 Juri Vips Hitech GP + 0.637
10 Christian Lundgaard ART GP + 0.702
11 Liam Lawson Hitech GP + 0.825
12 Jehan Daruvala Carlin + 0.829
13 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport + 0.918
14 Marcus Armstrong DAMS + 1.031
15 Ralph Boschung Campos + 1.061
16 Matteo Nannini HWA Racelab + 1.196
17 Bent Viscaal Trident + 1.331
18 David Beckmann Charouz + 1.441
19 Jack Aitken HWA Racelab + 1.452
20 Guilherme Samaia Charouz + 1.904
21 Marino Sato Trident + 1.936
22 Alessio Deledda HWA Racelab + 3.880

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