Nikita Mazepin had a comfortable afternoon to win his maiden Formula 2 race at Silverstone, one week after gaining his first podium in the series in Hungary.
The Hitech driver has had an incredible turnaround of form, and this continued once again during round four. After the first four races Mazepin only had one point but since then looked a totally different driver.
Hitech has now won twice in as many weekends in their debut Formula 2 series, thanks to the controlled performance from Mazepin. He started fifth and quickly fought his way to the lead. He never looked flustered and cruised to the chequered flag.
The Russian driver was joined on the podium by the Asian duo of Guanyu Zhou and Yuki Tsunoda.
Nikita Mazepin said: “I am extremely happy, but it is a little bit difficult to put how I feel into words because it was reasonably unexpected. There was so much going on that I wasn’t really thinking about leading the race.
“I am extremely happy because it really feels like a nice string of progression and I am very chuffed for the team. They gave me a fantastic car, which helped me to look after those tyres, and make them last the race on a difficult track like Silverstone where tyres are an issue.
“To come away with my first win in the Formula 2 Championship after having my first podium last weekend makes me extremely motivated and extremely happy and I am very much looking forward to the rest of the season.”
Mazepin will be looking to keep up this form in the sprint race, to push himself into title contention.
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