GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK

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GOOD WEEK

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ANTHOINE HUBERT

In Austria, Anthoine Hubert had endured a nightmare round; zero points scored meant he had lost the lead in the Drivers’ Standings. He arrived in Silverstone a week later with the goal to reclaim top spot and prove that what had happened at the Red Bull Ring was just a fluke. P17 in Free Practice, the Frenchman worked hard with his team before Qualifying to fix the issue. It paid off immediately with a maiden pole position for Hubert which he converted into a second win this season – but one won on the track this time!

The next day, he moved up from eighth on the reverse grid to fourth at the flag. With a total of 37 points – the most scored by a driver last weekend – Hubert retook the lead in the Drivers’ Standings, 6 points clear off title rival and teammate Callum Ilott.

PEDRO PIQUET

Let’s recap Pedro Piquet’s results over the challenging triple-header: six races into the points, three podium finishes in a row in Race 2 and a maiden win last Sunday! The down-to-earth Brazilian driver earned a total of 65 points – the third best performance of the field behind Callum Ilott (77 points) and Anthoine Hubert (68 points). Piquet has moved up to fifth place in the Drivers’ Standings, four points behind Nikita Mazepin. Keep an eye on the talented Trident rookie for the rounds to come – if he can sort out qualifying, he will most likely be a challenger for a podium finish in Race 1 too!

LEONARDO PULCINI

It’s not that Leonardo Pulcini had the strongest results in Silverstone last week, but the amiable Italian has been in the mix for points for all races bar one (Barcelona Race 2) since the start of the season. In Britain, Pulcini took two P6 finishes to add 12 points to his tally and hence keeps third place in the Drivers’ Standings. Still, he should check his rear mirrors – Nikita Mazepin is already all over him, and the Russian now stands just 2 points behind the Campos ace.

JAKE HUGHES

No one is a prophet in his own land – that’s the harsh lesson Jake Hughes learned in Silverstone. Taking eighth in qualifying, the Briton from ART Grand Prix was fighting for good points until he had to slow to an early retirement following mechanical issues. However, Hughes didn’t let his spirits down; from P16 on the Sunday grid, he carved his way through the field all the way up to eighth place. That’s one point only, but it was truly well-deserved!

GABRIEL AUBRY

It was a weekend to forget for the Frenchman from Arden International. Aubry qualified last for Race 1, and then made contact with Tatiana Calderon on Lap 3 which led to his early retirement. He was handed a 3 grid drop penalty for Race 2 after it was found that he was guilty of causing the collision with the Jenzer driver. Sunday was more of the same, and Aubry’s race was over on Lap 11. He will put the two weeks to good use to come back strong for the next round in Budapest.

BAD WEEK

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  ISSUE 119 GP3FEATURE
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