Oliver Bearman left Silverstone feeling disappointed after a mistake in the Feature Race left him in eighth position, taking only four points towards his championship campaign.
Despite only being fourth in the standings, the young Brit is regarded as ‘one to watch’ by many Formula 2 fans after his sensational double win in Baku at the end of April.
Bearman was running a net third/fourth position for the majority of the Feature, until he ran-wide at Abbey while battling Ayumu Iwasa.
He lost three positions while re-joining the track, dropping him down to 11th. A five second time penalty for causing a collision with Kush Maini dropped him down the order to from P6 to P8.
He spoke on his mistake following a great start, after which he felt he could’ve earned the lead on Lap 1:
“Difficult race with a mistake on my side, that’s unfortunate but the pace was looking good. I really need to reset and come back for the rest of the season because I can’t keep having mistakes like this.”
“The start was good, I took P3 and almost got to the lead. After that, I was holding position, boxed under the Safety Car, while the prime-option runners got a free stop. We maximised the race considering everything, but the mistake is really painful.”
With no race next weekend, Bearman will have time to reflect and come back stronger before the double-header at Hungary and Spa ahead of the summer break, which is normally a key turning point in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
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