Dan Ticktum took a lights-to-flag maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship win at his home event at Silverstone in Sunday’s Sprint Race, the first of the season for reigning teams’ champions DAMS, having secured reverse grid pole in the Feature Race.
Dan Ticktum: “The first win of many I hope! The start today was very good, it’s really encouraging to see we have pace in the first few laps. We’ve struggled before so we changed our warm-up strategy this weekend. After that I just had to control the race, particularly the front tyre degradation, and I was able to pull a gap. The end was a bit tricky with Lundgaard chasing on fresh tyres. For the last three laps I was pushing like my life depended on it. We still have areas to improve, our one lap performance in qualifying wasn’t quite there but we recovered in the Feature Race to get reverse grid pole which was the target.”
Qualifying: 12th | Feature Race: 8th (+4 points) | Sprint Race: 1st (+15 points)