Stanek Scores Points in Silverstone from P22, Trident Quick wet in Conditions

Stanek Scores Points in Silverstone from P22, Trident Quick wet in Conditions


Trident’s Roman Stanek scored points in the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race in Silverstone after starting at the back of the grid.

Stanek finished eighth, less than a second behind MP Motorsport’s Dennis Hauger after a chaotic race in changeable conditions.

Only 16 drivers out of 22 managed to finish the race with many drivers being caught out in the tricky conditions, including the top two in the drivers’ standings, Paul Aron and Isack Hadjar.

InsideF2’s Fraser Ford spoke to Stanek in the paddock after the Sprint Race, he talked us through what made the difference for him today:

“It was a fun race. The British weather always brings something special.

“At one point it actually was very dangerous when there was a lot of rain, but it was fun.”

On Lap 4, Juan Manuel Correa spun at Copse, bringing out the first Safety Car of the Sprint Race,  but due to the severity of the conditions, it quickly translated to a red flag.

“It started to rain quite a lot and I was just waiting that they will immediately call the red flag but that didn’t happen.

“But at this point you know that there are 22 other guys and no one is stopping so you just have to keep up and do your best because if you stop or something you immediately would be last.”

After his charge through the field to finish in the points paying positions, Fraser asked Stanek if these are the conditions that suit him best:

“You need a good car in the wet and that’s what we had today. I think [racing in the wet] is one of my strong points. I’ve been living in the Czech Republic where it also rains, it’s cold… and I was many times driving in the snow.

“Also, I was stealing my mother’s car just to drive in the snow so I think I just have a good feeling for the wet conditions.”

After a tricky Qualifying session on Friday, Stanek will have to start the Feature Race from 22nd, but luckily for him, rain is predicted once again.

“I think we are expecting rain again. I will do my best. You know there is a mandatory pit stop so this can help me, but also it can disturb me. In general, just always do my best, have even a better car than today and just move up. I am starting last so I cannot move down!”

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