Franco Colapinto to drive a Formula 1 car at Silverstone: the details

Franco Colapinto to drive a Formula 1 car at Silverstone: the details
Franco Colapinto to drive a Formula 1 car at Silverstone: the details

The Argentine pilot Franco Colapinto will run the Silverstone Grand Prixin Englandnext weekend and will lead the Formula 1 of Williams in practical training one (FP1).

The native of Pillar comes after obtaining second place in the Austrian GP of the Formula 2 and is preparing to make the jump to the top category, when Logan Sargeant either Alexander Albon are not fit to run or are dismissed from the team Williams.

“Our Williams Academy driver will drive the FW46 at the start of the British Grand Prix weekend”the British team reported. “Colapinto will drive Logan Sargeant’s FW46 during Free Practice 1 (FP1) at Silverstone”they added from Williams.

The campaign of Colapinto in Formula 2 He is on the rise, having won a race at Imola and achieved several podiums in the main races of Barcelona and Austriaas well as four further participations in which he scored points for MP Motorsport.

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Franco Colapinto in F2

His landing in this category came with a marathon rise after his second year in the Formula 3where he achieved two race victories, including one in Silverstonethree more podiums and a total of 14 points in the final results brought him to fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship.

The debut of Frank in the FP1 of the Formula 1 This will mark his second experience in a single-seater in the top category, after having driven the FW45 in the young pilots test of Abu Dhabi last year.

Colapinto His name will be added to a long list of Argentines who drove cars F1among whom stood out Juan Manuel Fangio, Carlos Reutemann and Jose Froilan Gonzalez.

Sven Smeetssporting director, commented: “Franco has had a very encouraging start to his debut season in F2 and we are delighted to reward his performances over the last two years with his first FP1 session.”

“We are proud of our talented group of drivers in the Williams Racing Driver Academy and it is important for us to give them the chance to progress and have these important opportunities as they move up the ranks. Showcasing our talent at our home race in Silverstone is a great moment and of course it will be a great day for the Argentine F1 fans,” he concluded.

Source: Ambito

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