Hitech GP Back in Silverstone

Hitech GP Back in Silverstone

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Hitech Grand Prix will be back in Silverstone for Round 4 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Hitech showed a strong pace at Silverstone last year and has done a great job this season. They will hope to keep up the good speed again this weekend.

The team, based near circuit, has been developing the car to help the drivers perform better during the weekend. They have shown confident pace so far this year.

Jüri Vips and Liam Lawson have both recognised that they have to work consistently throughout the weekend as the first half of the season comes to an end. Even despite the new format making this harder in 2021 to get themselves and the team further up the standings.

Vips currently is fourth in the championship scoring 63 points after the first three rounds.

The Estonian driver took two victories at Baku. He is expecting nothing less than another win this weekend.

Vips said: “It’s been a bit of a long break since Baku, and I am really looking forward to the weekend in Silverstone.

“It has been very kind to me in the past; every time I’ve raced there, I’ve been on pole and won, so… I’m not going to say that it’s going to happen now, but I’m going to try my best. So just really looking forward to getting back in the car again after so long.”

Lawson currently sits in eighth with 50 points after the first nine races. The driver will hope to have a clean weekend so he can claim more points and climb up the drivers’ standings.

In Baku, the Kiwi driver achieved pole position for the Feature Race and the points that go with it, but he seemed to have more pace than he had luck.

Lawson said: “I’m excited to be back at Silverstone in a single-seater; it’s probably the best track on the calendar; at least it’s my favourite.

“I love the layout, and I think that in F2, it’s going to be better. It’s got the perfect combination of high speed, low speed; it’s very flowing. I like it a lot.

“It doesn’t need to be maximum; we are not going out to try and win everything, we just need to have a clean weekend, make up the points on the leaders.

“For us, it’s just having that clean weekend and maximising those points. We had a great start in Baku with the pole, but it just shows how quickly things can go sideways.

“We just need to be on top of those things because the speed is there.”

Formula 2 will head to the track for the practice and qualifying on Friday ahead of the Sprint Races on Saturday and the Feature Race on Sunday.

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