• P2 for Artem Markelov in Monza!


    P2 for Artem Markelov in Monza! Official press release

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    Artem Markelov finished second for the second time in two days in the Monza F2 Sprint race after starting seventh on the grid and leading the 21-lap race by lap six. It brings his total of GP2/F2 podiums to 16! A victory was within Artem’s grasp before a mistake into the tight first chicane allowed championship leader George Russell through, the Briton winning by just 1.05s.

    Team mate Tadasuke Makino, who won yesterday’s Feature race from 14th on the grid, started eighth in the reverse grid race. The Japanese F2 rookie passed championship contender Lando Norris before he locked up under braking, flat-spotted a tyre and needed an unscheduled pitstop, dropping him down to 14th. Sergio Sette Camara took the final podium place.
  • Double podium for Russian Time!


    Double podium for Russian Time! Official press release

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    Russian Time scored a superb 1-2 in the Monza F2 Feature race with rookie Tadasuke Makino heading home Artem Markelov on split tyre strategies.
  • Monza quali


    Monza quali Official press release

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    Artem Markelov (1m31.922s) will start Monza’s feature race from fourth on the grid determined to chase his first podium finish at ‘The Temple of Speed’ as the famous 3.6-mile Autodromo is known.
    Artem was always among the front runners, just 0.04s behind practice pace setter Sergio Sette Camara and then 0.37s behind championship leader George Russell’s pole position time (1m31.546s.) Sergio Sette Camara was second quickest, ahead of Alexander Albon.
  • Spa race 2


    Spa race 2 Official press release

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    Artem Markelov finished a close fifth in the Spa-Francorchamps sprint race to move back into the Drivers’ Championship top five, with Russian Time team mate Tadasuke Makino narrowly missing out on the eighth top 10 finish of his rookie F2 season, in 11th place.
  • Spa race 1


    Spa race 1 Official press release

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    Artem Markelov finished a fighting sixth from 10th on the grid in the Spa Francorchamps F2 Feature race, with team mate Tadasuke Makino coming away with 12th place on his first visit to the challenging Ardennes track.
    Artem, starting on the prime tyre, passed Deletraz into La Souce on Lap 3, and then Albon and Fukuzumi on successive laps at the chicane. He was past Ghiotto on lap 7 and then Fuoco at Les Combes two laps later. He led the race by lap 11 as the front runners on the opposite option/prime strategy started to pit. Artem made his mandatory tyre stop onto the option compound Pirelli tyre 14 laps into the race’s 25, with a Safety Car intervention coming a lap later.
  • Spa quali: P10 & P11


    Spa quali: P10 & P11 Official press release

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    Artem Markelov (1m57.266) and Tadasuke Makino (1m57.394) will start the Spa-Francorchamps F2 Feature race 10th and 11th on the grid respectively.
    Artem was fourth quickest after the first qualifying runs but failed to improve on his second run. After a mistake in sector two, he aborted his lap and went again, only to encounter a yellow flag after Antonio Fuoco’s Charouz Racing System entry stopped on the circuit.
    Tada, meanwhile, made impressive progress throughout the day on his first visit to the fast and demanding 7km Spa circuit. Eighteenth at the conclusion of practice, he found almost 3s in qualifying to narrowly miss out on a place in the top 10. Pole position was taken by Nyck De Vries (1m56.054s), ahead of championship leader George Russell and Sergio Sette Camara.