Kiwi driver remains in the title hunt after finishing fourth on Saturday. Gelael, with another Pertamina Campos Racing car, got his weekend ruined when he was hit in race one
Pertamina Campos Racing and its drivers had a competitive showing at Silverstone and neither changeable weather nor racing issues prevented them from scoring points for title bid.
On Friday, Evans lined up on sixth spot on the starting grid by setting a lap time of 1:39.084 in qualifying. Undoubtedly, it was an amazing start to the weekend and a good first step for another podium finish. On the other hand, Indonesia´s Sean Gelael qualified 13th with his lap time of 1:39.750 and was eying the top-8 for feature race.
When the lights went out on Saturday, Evans dropped three places but most importantly he avoided any incident on the opening lap. Unfortunately, Gelael was hit by another driver at the first corner and was forced to pit. Definitively, it ruined his chances. On his set of hard tires, Evans set a metronomic pace and after nine laps he was running in 5th place after overtaking Antonio Giovinazzi, among others. Evans overtook Jordan King during mandatory pit stop, when he switched to soft compound, and also passed Nobuharu Matsushita for fourth. Finally he came fourth. Gelael finished 21st following his race incident on lap one.
On Sunday, Evans started from fifth grid position and Pertamina Campos Racing driver was in the top-six before struggling with tire wear and grip due to track temperature. When the rain came in the final two laps, Evans couldn´t keep his rivals at bay and took the checkered flag 13th. Gelael finished 18th this time with Silverstone being one of the most difficult circuits to pass on.
Hungaroring, describes as “Monaco without the walls”, will host GP2 Series´ next event in two weeks´ time.