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Jake Hughes in the points at Silverstone

  • Jake's home race weekend saw the FIA Formula 2 championship host round seven of the year at Silverstone

  • A difficult start to the weekend saw Jake qualify in 14th place in Friday's session

  • Saturday's Sprint Race got underway behind the safety car due to the wet surface

  • When the race went green in wet conditions, Jake progressed forward to P12 but unfortunately slipped back down the order to the back of the field

  • Determined to bounce back, Jake pushed his way back up the order to finish the race in P11

  • Starting in P14 for Sunday's Feature Race - Jake ran long on his hard tyres and pitted from P2 with a handful of laps remaining

  • Rejoining down the order but on fresher tyres, Jake delivered rapid lap times and overtakes to navigate his way through the order and into the points

  • Taking the checkered flag from P10, Jake recorded a point finish and now sits 16th in the Drivers' Championship with 16 points

  • Back-to-back race weekends take Jake and the F2 paddock to the Red Bull Ring, Austria (8 - 10 July)

"It's always special racing at home and this weekend was no different. It would have been nice to have finished with a few more points on the board but comparing where we were on Friday to Sunday shows that we are heading in the right direction. It's now two feature races in a row in the points for myself and Van Amersfoort Racing - so that is great progress and we will be looking to make it three in a row this weekend in Austria!"

- Jake Hughes

Image - James Gasperotti

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