Callum Ilott continued his amazing Formula 2 qualifying record in 2020 as he claimed pole position at Silverstone. 

Ilott is the first driver in F2 this season to have scored two pole positions and the Brit hasn’t qualified outside the top three at any race in 2020.

The UNI-Virtuosi Racing driver’s pole position was confirmed after Sean Gelael had a spin at Copse corner on his final run, which resulted in yellow flags - meaning drivers had to back off and thus couldn’t improve their lap times.

ART’s Christian Lundgaard will join Illot on the front row, having missed out on pole by just 0.115s.

The Dane was consistently fast in the opening sector of the lap but was unable to carry this advantage through the remaining two-thirds of the circuit.

Two more Brits in Jack Aitken and Dan Ticktum will start in third and fourth, ahead of Luca Ghiotto and the second UNI-Virtuosi Racing car of Guanyu Zhou.

Last weekend’s feature race winner Nikita Mazepin could only manage seventh, less than a tenth ahead of Mick Schumacher in eighth.

Louis Delétraz and Yuki Tsunoda rounded out the top ten.

Points leader Robert Shwartzman continued to struggle for pace at Silverstone and is set to start 11th.

The Russian failed to score a single point in either race at Silverstone last week and with main championship rival Illot taking pole position, his lead in the championship is under serious threat.

Last week’s pole-sitter Felipe Drugovich completed the top 12.

The feature race is set to get underway after Formula 1 qualifying tomorrow afternoon.

 

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