Both Kiwi drivers, Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong, have failed to break into the top ten qualifying for the latest FIA Formula 2 Championship round at Silverstone in the UK overnight. Lawson qualified 11th and Armstrong back in 14th.
Oscar Piastri became the fourth different pole-sitter in as many rounds with a dominant performance at Silverstone, setting the fastest lap of the session in the first stint, before a Robert Shwartzman crash brought out a Red Flag and ended Qualifying prematurely.
Championship leader Guanyu Zhou snuck into second with a late lap, but was 0.221s off Piastri’s poletime of 1:39.854. MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor scored his best Qualifying position with third, just over four-tenths off the leader.
Saturday’s reverse grid Sprint Race gets underway at 8:50am local time (7:50pm NZ time)
|3||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||1m40.259s||+0.405s||10|
|5||Theo Pourchaire||ART Grand Prix||1m40.419s||+0.565s||12|
|9||Juri Vips||Hitech GP||1m40.491s||+0.637s||10|
|10||Christian Lundgaard||ART Grand Prix||1m40.556s||+0.702s||11|
|11||Liam Lawson||Hitech GP||1m40.679s||+0.825s||10|
|13||Lirim Zendeli||MP Motorsport||1m40.772s||+0.918s||10|
|15||Ralph Boschung||Campos Racing||1m40.915s||+1.061s||10|