Weekend Preview: Ilott & Hughes prepped for Monza whilst Watson heads to the Nürburgring


Who’s in action?


Callum Ilott Monza FIA Formula Two Round Eight

Jake Hughes Monza FIA Formula Three Round Eight

Andrew Watson Nürburgring GT World Challenge Round Two


Preview: 4 - 6 September 2020


There’s no rest for Callum Ilott and Jake Hughes as they travel straight from Belgium to Italy for this weekend’s Formula Two and Formula Three action from Monza whilst Andrew Watson heads to the Nürburgring for the second round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance season.

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Callum Ilott - FIA Formula Two, Round Eight, Monza


A disappointing weekend last time out in Belgium saw Callum suffer from his fair share of misfortune, being taken out of the Sprint Race on the very first lap. Determined to move on this weekend, Callum comes to Monza confident he can shake the gremlins of one week ago. It’s a track he often performs well at, taking a stunning pole position at last year’s FIA F2 event and will be aiming to achieve similar success this weekend.


“Belgium was a frustrating weekend all round but everyone has them, the key is how you pick yourself up and bounce back. I love coming to Monza, I’ve got some really good memories with pole last year and the podium in GP3 so I’m really excited to get in the car and get out on track.”

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Jake Hughes - FIA Formula Three, Round Eight, Monza


Jake Hughes also endured a trying weekend in Belgium with little, if anything, going his or HWA RACELAB’s way. With nothing to lose, Jake and the team opted to run their Monza-spec car setup during the second race in Belgium to give Jake a better understanding of what he can expect this weekend, meaning he’s confident of a return to his front-running ways.

“I’ve been looking forward to Monza as it’s a track I’ve fared well at in the past. We’re keen to put Belgium behind us as a team and, based on how we did last year here, we should be able to turn things around this weekend. As long as everything falls into place, we can be confident of some good results coming our way.”

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Andrew Watson - GT World Challenge Europe Endurance, Round Two, Nürburgring


Andrew Watson will be back behind the wheel of the #159 Garage 59 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 this weekend as the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance series heads to the Nürburgring for the second round of the season.


At the last event in Imola Andrew and team-mate, Valentin Hasse-Clot, came within touching distance of the Silver Class victory, losing out after an unfortunate collision with another car in the latter stages of the race.


However, they still claimed second place and their first podium of the year. Andrew is looking to repeat that race winning potential this time around.


“I’m feeling confident as we head into the weekend that we can push for another strong result,” Andrew said. “Valentin and myself came close to the win in Imola and, with James [Pull] on board for the rest of the year, I believe we’re in a good position. The Nürburgring is a great track and asks a lot of the car - even more so this year with the longer race. I can’t wait to get going!”

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Timetable

(TIMES ARE BST)


Friday


FIA F3 FREE PRACTICE 08:35 - 09:20

FIA F2 FREE PRACTICE 11:55 - 12:40

FIA F3 QUALIFYING 13:05 - 13:35

FIA F2 QUALIFYING 16:00 - 16:30


Saturday


GTWC PRACTICE 08:00 - 09:30

FIA F3 RACE ONE 09:25 - 10:05

GTWC PRE-QUALIFYING 12:35 - 14:05

FIA F2 FEATURE RACE 15:45 - 16:45

GTWC QUALIFYING 18:10 - 19:10


Sunday


FIA F3 RACE TWO 08:45 - 09:25

FIA F2 SPRINT RACE 10:10 - 10:55

GTWC RACE 10:45 - 16:45


Where to watch?


FIA F3 All sessions live on Sky Sports F1 and F1TV

FIA F2 All sessions live on Sky Sports F1 and F1TV

GTWC All sessions live on GT World Challenge Europe website

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