2019 Formula 3 British Grand Prix Recap

The Formula 3 British Grand Prix weekend saw Red Bull backed drivers Juri Vips and Liam Lawson star as Vips claimed another feature race victory while Lawson put in an impressive performance during the sprint race to claim a podium finish.

It was also a successful weekend for the Hitech Grand Prix team who took both the feature race victory, thanks to Vips, as well as the sprint race victory.

Drivers at the top of the standings

It was a good weekend for those at the top of the Formula 3 driver standings with Juri Vips building on his strong Austrian Grand Prix performance with pole position and another feature race victory in Britain. Although he had an eventful sprint race.

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The three Prema Racing drivers of Jehan Daruvala, Robert Shwartzman and Marcus Armstrong all had decent feature races with Daruvala finishing second ahead of Armstrong, while Shwartzman finished fifth.

It was mixed fortune however in the sprint race for the three Prema drivers as Shwartzman finished second, Armstrong finished fourth while Daruvala finished well outside the points after making contact with Pedro Piquet.

How did the Brits do?

It wasn’t the most competitive weekend for the British drivers as Max Fewtrell and Jake Hughes struggled to be involved in the fight for the podium places.

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Fewtrell finished outside of the points in both races across the weekend while Hughes could only manage a ninth placed finish in the feature race and was forced into retirement in the final race of the Formula 3 race weekend.

Elsewhere on the Formula 3 grid

It was a good weekend for Dane, Christian Lundgaard who claimed his first double points finish since the opening round in Catalunya. Lungaard finished seventh in the feature race at Silverstone and followed up with a fifth placed finish in the sprint race.

Two other drivers impressed during the race weekend as Italian, Leonardo Pulcini followed up his double points finish in Austria with another in Britain. Although Pulcini’s race weekend at Silverstone was even more successful as he managed to finish fourth during the feature race and went even better in the spring race where he claimed victory.

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The other driver who impressed was Liam Lawson who, like Lundgaard, claimed his second double points finish of the 2019 season. Lawson finished eighth in the first race of the weekend and then put in an impressive drive to keep hold of third place in the sprint race at Silverstone.

The last driver worth mentioning is Swiss, Fabio Scherer, who claimed his first point of the season after finishing eighth during the sprint race. It means that twenty of the thirty two drivers to have competed in the 2019 Formula 3 season have now claimed points with eight races left.

What next for Formula 3?

The next event for the FIA Formula 3 Championship will be when they support Formula 1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix in early August.

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