F2 Silverstone: Ticktum tops practice at home race ahead of Piastri

Dan Ticktum topped FIA Formula 2 practice at his home race at a sunny Silverstone, taking the top spot with just five minutes left of the session.

F2 Silverstone: Ticktum tops practice at home race ahead of Piastri

The Carlin driver set purple times in sectors one and two for a time of 1m41.750s – two tenths quicker than second-placed Oscar Piastri, driving for Prema Racing.

He will be hoping to take his first pole position of the season at his home race in qualifying this afternoon.

Juri Vips, driving for Hitech Grand Prix, finished in third, with Richard Verschoor (MP Motorsport) in fourth place.

Jehan Daruvala, also of Carlin, came fifth – half a second behind the leader – with championship leader Guanyu Zhou (UNI Virtuosi) in sixth.

Theo Pourchaire was first out on track in his ART Grand Prix car, having been confirmed fit to race after suffering a fractured arm in a collision in Baku.

But the red flag was waved after he went into the wall in sector two just 10 minutes into the session, clattering the boardings after losing the rear at Brooklands.

Team-mate Christian Lundgaard also almost lost the rear, running wide at Turn 1, but managed to safely rejoin the track. He went on to finish seventh.

The session restarted five minutes later after Pourchaire’s stricken car had been cleared, with 30 minutes left on the clock.

Juri Vips went quickest after the restart, breaking into the 1m42s with a 1m42.958s, coming after he became the first driver this year to win two races in one weekend last time out in Azerbaijan.

Juri Vips, Hitech Grand Prix

Juri Vips, Hitech Grand Prix

Photo by: Formula Motorsport Ltd

Alessio Deledda span his HWA Racelab car halfway through the session, stopping to the side of the track before the red flag was waved as he was unable to restart the engine. He was unable to set a representative lap, with a quickest time of 1m48.804s.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, Piastri led the pack with a 1m42.131s, before breaking into the 1m41s with a 1m41.980s, eventually finishing second.

Verschoor almost lost the car at Club on the last lap, wobbling towards the gravel, but managed to keep the car on track.

Zhou leads the drivers standings by five points from Piastri, with Prema Racing’s Robert Shwartzman in third, Vips in fourth and Ticktum in fifth.

Results

Cla Driver Team Laps Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Dan Ticktum United Kingdom Carlin 17 1'41.750  
2 Australia Oscar Piastri Italy Prema Powerteam 17 1'41.980 0.230
3 Estonia Jüri Vips United Kingdom HitechGP 14 1'42.060 0.310
4 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Netherlands MP Motorsport 17 1'42.100 0.350
5 India Jehan Daruvala United Kingdom Carlin 16 1'42.220 0.470
6 China Guanyu Zhou United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 14 1'42.333 0.583
7 Denmark Christian Lundgaard France ART Grand Prix 17 1'42.337 0.587
8 Germany Lirim Zendeli Netherlands MP Motorsport 16 1'42.451 0.701
9 New Zealand Liam Lawson United Kingdom HitechGP 16 1'42.501 0.751
10 Russian Federation Robert Shwartzman Italy Prema Powerteam 16 1'42.536 0.786
11 Israel Roy Nissany France DAMS 17 1'42.605 0.855
12 Switzerland Ralph Boschung Spain Campos Racing 16 1'42.707 0.957
13 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong France DAMS 15 1'42.707 0.957
14 Japan Marino Sato Italy Trident 16 1'42.741 0.991
15 Netherlands Bent Viscaal Italy Trident 16 1'42.933 1.183
16 Brazil Felipe Drugovich United Kingdom UNI-Virtuosi 15 1'43.015 1.265
17 Italy Matteo Nannini Spain Campos Racing 17 1'43.101 1.351
18 Germany David Beckmann Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 17 1'43.154 1.404
19 United Kingdom Jack Aitken HWA Racelab 16 1'43.480 1.730
20 Brazil Guilherme Samaia Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 17 1'43.930 2.180
21 Italy Alessio Deledda HWA Racelab 13 1'48.804 7.054
22 France Theo Pourchaire France ART Grand Prix 3 2'09.466 27.716
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