Aitken delighted with Silverstone double podium

Aitken delighted with Silverstone double podium

Aitken delighted with Silverstone double podium Aitken - FIA Formula 2 News

Jack Aitken claimed two podium for Campos in round five at Silverstone, finally getting his season underway.

The Anglo-Korean driver seemed to finally find his form and, with a collision out front, he managed P3 on Sunday as well as Saturday.

A third-place finish in the Feature Race meant Aitken started sixth on the reverse grid while teammate Guilherme Samaia started down in 20th.

Aitken had a fantastic start and was up to fourth after the first corner. He then focused on his tyres to make sure his Campos would have a competitive pace for the entire race. While keeping his tyres in check, the 24-year-old had to keep Christian Lundgaard at bay in the first half of the race and Louis Deletraz in the second half.

Aitken increased his pace, taking advantage of his managed tyres to pull away from the drivers behind. He moved up to third after the two PREMA’s made contact. Finishing third in the Sprint Race while team mate Samaia finishing down in 19th.

Jack Aitken took to Instagram to say: “Another one. Double podium to cap off an extremely decent weekend. Thanks, @Camposracing for the grind over the last month.”

“They’ve worked so hard, and to get this result will hopefully be a real morale-booster as we continue this really intense season, which is obviously very demanding on people. So I’d like to think every individual person at the team for their efforts, which are hugely appreciated. It’s no secret that we don’t have the resources of the bigger teams, but this is what we can achieve when we all pull together.”

After a strong weekend at Silverstone, Campos head to Barcelona for round six in a week. Campos are aiming to continue their podium streak at the Spanish track.

“I’m just at home for a couple of days to recharge the batteries quickly, then straight off to Spain. Driving for Campos, it’s like having a third home race in a row, so we definitely want to capitalise on that moment to achieve another top result!”

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