CEO Bruno Michel looks back at the fourth round of the season and picks out his key topics from Silverstone. He discusses the resurgence of Hitech Grand Prix, the consistency of PREMA, and assess the Championship as a whole at the halfway point of the season.
HITECH ON A HIGH
Saturday was a very good day for British team Hitech Grand Prix. They took the win in F3, courtesy of Liam Lawson. Later that same day, they also claimed victory in F2. With their factory located just outside Silverstone circuit’s main gates, you can really say that this was their home event!
It was another strong weekend for reigning champions PREMA Racing who pocketed the highest number of points in Round 4. They currently enjoy a 126 point advantage on their closest rivals, Trident, who have consistently fought at the front since the start of the season. On Sunday, Trident were gifted their second 2020 win. It will probably be tough for them to close the gap to PREMA, but I know they welcome the challenge!
Behind the leading pair, ART Grand Prix are keeping close, but they could have overtaken Trident in the Championship had they not had lost Sunday’s victory following a post-race penalty, after Alex Smolyar was deemed to have changed direction down the straight. Let’s see if this week’s round on the same track will bring some surprises.
Contrary to the Teams’ Championship, the drivers’ title fight is wide open at the season’s midway point. Leader Oscar Piastri failed to score points for the first time this season, in Race 2. This has allowed teammate Logan Sargeant and Trident’s David Beckman to catch up. Frederik Vesti is not too far behind, with Lawson in tow. Théo Pourchaire recovered from a tough time out in Silverstone with the points on Sunday, meaning that he is also still in the running. There are four rounds left, and consistency will be key for all title contenders.