Sandy Stuvik shines in Silverstone

Sandy Stuvik shines in Silverstone

The third round of the GP3 Series took place at the legendary Silverstone circuit this weekend. Thousands of race fans made their way to the home of British Motorsport to spectate the GP3 races, the official support event of Formula 1.

Friday afternoon practice saw young Thai racer Sandy Stuvik top the timing sheets, proving that all the hard work put in by the team was starting to reward itself. "Although it's only practice it really does feel good to know that we've got a fast car here, and I'm confident for what we can do in the qualifying tomorrow morning."

Come Saturday morning, Sandy's pace proved not to be a fluke as he qualified in 3rd position in one of the most competitive single-seater categories in the world. "I'm really happy to have been able to qualify so well, we were lucky with our time management and we also managed to put a decent lap together. Thanks to a penalty to Leclerc who qualifed in 2nd, I will be starting on the front row with Alex Albon making it the first ever all-Thai front row in the GP3 Series."

Race 1 took place on Saturday afternoon, and after a good start, Sandy maintained his second position for the first part of the race. However, Sandy and the team had opted to play safe with the set-up which would ultimately be detrimental to the Thai racer. After developing lots of understeer, the others started to pass Sandy as his tires wore out. He would eventually finish in 7th place, after 2 penalties from drivers in front. "I'm really disappointed today, we showed that we have a really good one-lap pace but now our issue is race pace. Tomorrow we'll make some improvements to the car, but I'm lucky to be starting 2nd again tomorrow thanks to the reverse grid."

Sandy Stuvik shines in Silverstone

Early on Sunday morning the second race of the weekend began on a damp circuit. Sandy had another good start from 2nd position and managed to take the lead by turn 1. After pulling out a small gap, the other cars started to catch the Thai driver. With difficult conditions, Sandy was struggling and started to lose places. Towards the closing stages of the race Sandy's engine lost power and he lost even more positions. He would eventually finish the race 10th. "I had an engine issue at the end which really cost me but it was difficult to have the pace of the others on the half-dry half-wet track. Now my focus in on the next race in Hungary in 2 weeks time. We have to improve our race pace while maintaining our strong from in qualifying."

The next race will be at the Hungaroring Circuit in Hungary in 2 weeks time. Sandy is as usual supported by the Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand.

 

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Date

Venue

Remark*

13-15 May

Barcelona, Spain

Round 1

1-3 July

Red Bull Ring, Austria

Round 2

8-10 July

Silverstone, UK

Round 3

22-24July

Hungaroring, Hungary

Round 4

29-31 July

Hockenheim, Germany

Round 5

26-28 Aug

Spa-Francorchamps,Belgium

Round 6

2-4 Sept

Monza, Italy

Round 7

30 Sept -2 Oct Sepang, Malaysia Round 8

25-27 Nov

Yas Marina, UAE

Round 9


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