F3 British Grand Prix 2020 – Second Safety Car aided Lawson’s British GP victory

Liam Lawson, Hitech, took the victory of the F3’s first race at the British Grand Prix as the second safety car was brought out until the end.

It was a good start from the 30 drivers on the grid as Liam Lawson overtook Logan Sargeant on the Hanger straight, to take the lead of the race.

The Formula Three championship leader, Oscar Piastri, also overtook Sargeant on lap six. This meant all three Prima drivers (Piastri, Sargeant and Frederik Vesti) took the top four places, with Hitech’s Lawson in the lead.

Credit: Formula One

Halfway through and the race had settled down. However, Piastri still charged for the race lead as he was within DRS (Drag Reduction System) range of Lawson.

Piastri attempted to overtake Lawson on the outside of Stowe (Turn 15). However, he was shown the kerb by the Hitech race leader which resulted in the Prema driver’s car briefly airborne. Nevertheless, he had the inside line going towards turn 16 but he wasn’t able to make it stick and yielded the position to Lawson.

Jack Doohan crashed with Bent Viscal after Luffield (turn 7). Doohan was spun out during a fight with Barnicoat and saw him colliding with Viscal towards the barrier at the national pits – this prompted the first safety car

A spin from from Olli Caldwell, likely down to cold tyres, after the safety car restart. However, Lukas Dunner was unsighted to the incident and ended up Caldwell’s rear wing ripped off after he collided with the driver – who was facing the wrong way.

Both Hauger and Fittipaldi suffered timed penalties through the race, after it was decided they caused collisions.

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