Schumacher scores second win
Mick Schumacher scored his second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race win. At Silverstone the Prema Theodore Racing’s German driver claimed the victory in the second race of the weekend, in front of Jüri Vips and Jonathan Aberdein – both for Motopark.
After having secured the win in the first race, Daniel Ticktum finished eight and maintained his lead in the drivers’ standings.
Having started from second place on the grid, Schumacher passed pole-sitter Fabio Scherer on the first lap. Next up behind the Swiss were Vips and Aberdein. At the halfway point, the order at the front of the field was unchanged. Meanwhile, Ticktum worked his way past Ralf Aron and moved up into the top ten.
Out in front, Vips took over second place from his teammate Scherer as the Swiss retired with a technical issue. Aberdein moved up into the final podium slot and brought it home behind race winner Schumacher and second-placed Vips. Enaam Ahmed, Marcus Armstrong and Guanyu Zhou finished in fourth to sixth place, followed by Sacha Fenestraz. Ticktum, Robert Shvartzman and Aron rounded out the top ten.
“The story of my race is told quickly“, said Schumacher, “My start was good, I was able to pull a gap on the first lap and then I tried to maintain it. Around the halfway point, my rivals closed up a bit, but then I pushed more and re-established my initial margin. I am really happy with this victory.”