July 19, 2021

F2 | British GP, 18th place for Nannini in the FR: "I'm happy regardless"

Silverstone, 18.07.2021 - Matteo Nannini ends the weekend of the Formula 2 British GP with an 18th place in the Feature Race. The Forlì-based driver took part in his third Formula 2 round with the Campos Racing team.

Matteo Nannini struggled in the early stages of the 29-lap race, as he started 16th and slid down to P20. However, the 18-year-old soon proved, despite the positions he lost at the race start, that he was able to match the race pace of the Top-10 drivers.

Nannini, as anticipated at the end of Sprint Race 2 on Saturday, opted for an alternative strategy in the Feature Race compared to the majority of his peers. After 25 laps, during which he had climbed up to third position, he was called into the pits and rejoined to the track in nineteenth position. In the closing stages Nannini overtook Marino Sato, finally claiming P18.

“All in all it was a pretty good Feature Race. After struggling a bit at the beginning, I managed to keep up with the best and for a few laps and at some point I was also racing in P3. The pit stop didn't help us but I'm satisfied with my race anyway ” said Matteo.

The next race weekend for Matteo Nannini will be the fourth FIA Formula 3 round on 30 July-1 August at the Hungaroring.

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