• Silverstone race 2


    Silverstone race 2 Official press release

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    Artem Markelov finished a fighting fourth in the reverse-grid Silverstone sprint race after once again having to contend with electronic issues that affected both gear-shifting and DRS operation. The Silverstone weekend is his fourth double-points score of the season after Bahrain, Monaco and Austria.

    Japanese rookie team mate Tadasuke Makino raced hard and showed good pace on the way to 11th place. He finished just 6s behind Saturday race winner Alexander Albon, who claimed the final point for eigth place on a Silverstone circuit at which overtaking is not easy.

  • Silverstone race1


    Silverstone race1 Official press release

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    Artem Markelov finished sixth in the Silverstone F2 feature race with Japanese team mate Tadasuke Makino ninth on the road but relegated to 12th by a 5 second time penalty for an infringement during a Virtual Safety Car period. Artem started eighth on the grid but was hampered throughout by  intermittent issues with the throttle safety mode sensor in Turn 1. When the car was working as it should, Artem was quick, pulling off a good pass of Nyck De Vries and finishing right on the tail of a fourth-place fight between Louis Deletraz and former Russian Time team mate Luca Ghiotto.
  • Silverstone quali


    Silverstone quali Official press release

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    Artem Markelov (1m40.590s) will start Silverstone’s feature race eighth on the grid after coping with some difficult circumstances in qualifying. Team mate Tadasuke Makino (1m41.493s) also had a troubled session with a downshift issue restricting him to 19th on the grid.
  • Artem wins!


    Artem wins! Official press release

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    Artem Markelov won the Red Bull Ring F2 Sprint race, leading all the way from  the pole position he cemented in Saturday’s Feature race. Artem adopted a 
    strong combination of pace and tyre management to beat new championship  leader and Mercedes junior driver George Russell by 5.6s over the 28 laps. It  was the third race victory of the season for the Renault F1 development driver.
  • Red Bull Ring race 1


    Red Bull Ring race 1 Official press release

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    Tadasuke Makino scored the best result of his rookie F2 season with seventh place in the Feature race in Austria. Team mate Artem Markelov also drove a great race to come from 18th on the grid to eighth.
  • Red Bull Ring quali


    Red Bull Ring quali Official press release

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    Russian Time’s Japanese rookie driver Tadasuke Makino impressed once more with a top 10 qualifying position as the F2 field has its second race in a France-Austria-UK triple-header. After setting 12th quickest time in practice, Makino found almost eight tenths of a second to set a qualifying time (1m14.201s) that was 0.66s behind George Russell’s pole position mark and only 0.38s behind Sergio Sette Camara’s third place time.

    Team mate and series front-runner Artem Markelov had another problematic qualifying session, suffering a repeat of the power delivery issues that spoiled his race weekend in Paul Ricard a week ago. That translated into 18th place on tomorrow’s Feature race grid and, providing a solution can be found, he faces a difficult race tomorrow. Hopefully his task will be eased by a third DRS zone at the Red Bull Ring, which should aid overtaking. .”