Soggy Silverstone F2 Sprint a ‘tough race’ says Colapinto

Soggy Silverstone F2 Sprint a ‘tough race’ says Colapinto

MP SILVERSTONE SPRINT R8 2024 COLAPINTO

MP Motorsport driver Franco Colapinto has told InsideF2 that his fifth place finish in the Silverstone Sprint Race is a ‘good result’ despite struggling for confidence throughout the race.

The Argentine said it was a tough race, one which was interrupted by a red flag and the Safety Car on two occasions on a wet afternoon in Northamptonshire.

PREMA’s Andrea Kimi Antonelli secured his maiden F2 win in Round 8 of the season.

Speaking to InsideF2’s Fraser Ford in the Silverstone paddock, Williams Academy driver Colapinto said: “It was not easy to get the tyres up to temperature, it was raining a lot and it was very hard to get the tyres in the right window.”

He added that the MP team were ‘weak’ on restarts, meaning they were unable to fight the drivers ahead of them.

“It just felt like we couldn’t find the grip,” the 21-year-old said.

Colapinto starts Sunday’s Feature Race from seventh on the grid, aiming to continue his recent run of good form, which has seen him a Sprint Race win at Imola and two Feature Race podiums in Barcelona and Austria.

The MP driver also got his first taste of action on a Formula 1 weekend with an outing with the Williams teams during Free Practice 1.

Asked how it felt, he beamed: “It was good!”

He added: “It was a great experience, it was an amazing moment for me,”

Image: Williams F1

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