Ferrari junior Callum Ilott vaulted into the lead of the 2020 Formula 2 drivers’ championship with a supreme feature race win at Silverstone.
UNI-Virtuosi’s Ilott dominated proceedings in the second feature race at Silverstone to earn his second victory of the season and the championship lead.
He comfortably led away from pole position – managing to avoid stalling his car, which cost him a front-row start last Saturday – and switched to the hard tyres from the soft tyres on lap seven of the 29-lap race.
Ilott held a small advantage over Renault junior Christian Lundgaard before he made his pitstop but, once he emerged from the pits, Ilott built a lead of over eight seconds in just a few laps.
This extended to over 10 seconds when ART Grand Prix’s Lundgaard ran off the track at Brooklands with just a handful of laps to go.
Lundgaard clawed back a