Just as former Lotus driver Roy Nissany had done in 2016, Pietro Fittipaldi converted his second pole position of the weekend into a second victory, and ensured the perfect start to his title challenge at Silverstone in the opening weekend of World Series Formula V8 3.5.
In a similar style to Saturday’s race, Fittipaldi stormed clear of Nissany after Rene Binder made a mess of the start for the second race running, seemingly bogging down and compromising his race. The race had less action than the first race, but the field was bunched as a result of a brief safety car period after a collision between Nelson Mason and Matevos Isaakyan. The net result was the elimination of both drivers, with Masons attempt to pass round the outside of Brooklands, but ending in disaster.
Fittipaldi was brilliant off the result and quickly pulled away from Egor Orudzhev, who made amends for his disqualification from race one for an underweight car with a fine second place, and Nissany completed the rostrum with this. Binder end up frustrated in fourth, a weekend that could have been far better given his grid positions. Konstantin Tereschenko took a fine fifth in what was a solid debut weekend, and bodes well going forward.
The next rounds of the series take place on 5th and 6th of May, again playing support to the WEC round in Spa-Francorchamps.