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It's a Silverstone FIA F3 weekend for Tsunoda, Lawson & Vips

Jüri Vips

#21 Jüri Vips (EST – Hitech Grand Prix Mecachrome Dallara)
FIA F3 Championship position: 3rd – 63 points – after 6 of 16 races

#14 Yuki Tsunoda (JAP – Jenzer Motorsport Mecachrome Dallara)
FIA F3 Championship position: 13th – 9 points – after 6 of 16 races

#4 Liam Lawson (NZL – MP Motorsport Mecachrome Dallara)
FIA F3 Championship position: 15th – 8 points – after 6 of 16 races

It is British Grand Prix time at Silverstone and Red Bull Juniors, Yuki Tsunoda, Liam Lawson and Jüri Vips should be in the midst of the FIA F3 action.

Jüri Vips can carry on winning

"The last one ran very smoothly," stated the 18-year-old Estonian who won at the Red Bull Ring and is now 27 points off the top of the table. "I hope we can carry that through this weekend. Everything worked well last time."

"For sure there are little things here and there that we can always improve but the general package is really working well, how we go through the weekend, the way the team adjusted the car as necessary, everything," enthused the Hitech Grand Prix driver.

"I love the track, last year it was my first time racing here and I think it is one of my favourites, one of the best we come to."

Liam Lawson with homework to do

"It's like a home Grand Prix almost," smiled the 17-year-old New Zealander. "Being part of the Commonwealth of course and during the season I live just down the road. I've only driven here once though, that was in an F3 test last year. So I've got a bit of learning still to do but I think that's true for most people."

"It's a track that I really really like and I can't wait to get going. We have brought some things we want to try, we need to improve as we struggled a bit last time at the Red Bull Ring. But there is limited track time here and it also depends how many tyres you want to use so we are still discussing the plan for practice and qualifying," added the MP Motorsport driver.

Yuki Tsunoda ready for another new challenge

"We did a track walk, just 30minutes ago," explained the 19-year-old Japanese Honda Formula Dream Project driver early on Thursday afternoon. "It is quite a good track. There are many high speed corners, I like them, so I think that it will be a very nice track for me."

"Clearly the main thing we have to improve is the qualifying. That has been very bad at the last two races but our race pace has been good. The main problem for qualifying is the way to warm up the tyres so we will work on that and I hope we can do much better," stated the Jenzer Motorsport team member.


Silverstone weekend schedule – all times British Summer Time BST (CEST-1)
Friday 12th July
08:35 – Practice (45 minutes)
16:50 – Qualifying (30 minutes)

Saturday 13th July
09:25 - Race 1 (20 laps)

Sunday 14th July
08:35 - Race 2 (20 laps)