Antonio Set For Silverstone Challenge

Highlights

  • Positive Mood For Antonio After First Podium in Austria
  • Race 1 - 29 Laps - 170.839 km
  • Race 2 - 21 Laps - 123.711 km

On the back of a weekend to remember for Antonio, scoring his first hard-fought podium in Formula 2, the grey clouds that usually hang over the Silverstone Circuit will be seen as Antonio aims for the top spot on the podium this time around for the F2 British GP.

The nature of the Silverstone Circuit demands the highest concentration to tackle the technical corners, as well as the confidence to go full throttle through the fastest corners on the calendar, Becketts and Copse. There’ll also be plenty of overtaking opportunities through Hangar and Wellington Straight as Antonio flies around the 5.891km circuit

The summer break edges that little bit nearer, so finishing strong in the first half of the season will be key if Antonio wants to take the fight to the rest of the grid and his teammate, Charles Le Clerc, who currently leads the way in the championship. Perhaps luck is now on Antonio’s side and we’ll see the speedy youngster featuring once again on the podium for the Prema Team.

F2 British GP in numbers.

Track info: Silverstone Circuit, UK

Dates: 13th – 16th July

Lap Length: 5.891km

Race 1: 29 laps – 170.839 km (15th July)

Race 2: 21 laps – 123.711 km (16th July)

An insight into Round 6

For some, the Home of British Motorsport, Silverstone Circuit is a driver’s dream. A mix of engine screaming straights, high-speed corners and technical sections gives the drivers a 5.891km per lap challenge. All of the track will need to be used in order for the drivers to claim pole position for the feature 1.

Listen out for the driver radios this weekend as there may be complaints of tailwinds affecting car handling as the predicted unsettled Silverstone conditions play havoc with the car set-up. The Prema Team and Antonio Fuoco will need to find the perfect balance so that they remain competitive during Qualifying as they try to replicate the one-two finish in Austria.

Pending the strong performance from the feature race 1, the action will intensify for the competitive sprint race 2 on Sunday morning before the Formula 1 show gets underway. A positive race weekend at Silverstone for Antonio and that could continue to haul him back into the championship fight at the top of the Formula 2 table alongside his teammate Charles Le Clerc.

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