Motorsport

King set for special home race

11th July 2019

Jordan King will be determined to continue his point-scoring run in the 2019 FIA Formula 2 championship this weekend, as the series arrives at Silverstone, for Jordan’s home race. 

This weekend will see Jordan race in front of a capacity crowd as he takes to the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, in support of the British Grand Prix event.

Tackling the 3.66-mile circuit, Jordan will compete at one of the most historically apt circuits on the calendar, taking on the high speed numerous high-speed corners such as the truly iconic corner sequence of Maggots, Becketts and Chapel.

Jordan has enjoyed glory at the circuit before, when in 2016 he stormed to victory in GP2’s sprint race. Leading from lights to flag, Jordan produced a dominant performance in the highly competitive F1 feeder series and will be hoping for similar success this weekend. 

Ahead of the weekend’s action, Jordan has been producing plenty of overtaking masterclasses. At the Red Bull Ring in the previous round, he rocketed to eighth from 15th on the starting grid. This isn’t the only impressive performance that he’s bookmarked this year - at Paul Ricard he shone again, coming from P16 on the grid to before crossing the finish line in sixth.

This weekend, Jordan is keen to put on a special performance in his home race.

“I always look forward to racing at Silverstone,” he said. “The atmosphere at the British Grand Prix is so special and unique - you don’t get the same feeling anywhere else, and of course it’s always a massive boost to get the support of the home crowd!

“The weekend again is going to be a stern challenge, but I am optimistic that the team and I can bag another load of championship points. We have been having a really good run of points in the races, so I am excited to see what we can achieve.”

The F2 action will get underway on Friday 12th July with a practice session followed by qualifying at 15:55. The feature race will begin at 15:45 on the Saturday, and the sprint race will follow at 10:00 on Sunday morning. All of the series’ action will be shown live on the Sky Sports F1 channel.