Silverstone presented itself with glorious weather conditions in Thursday’s practice where Mitch came 13th. The 21-year old Aucklander faced a tough qualifying session in the afternoon lacking pace and only qualifying 20th.
The 29-lap feature race on Saturday afternoon came to an early hold up when the safety car was deployed following a lap 2 incident between Nathanaël Berthon and Mitch’s team mate Artem Markelov. The track was clear a lap later and Mitch made his way up the ranks. However mechanical issues stroke again and after also loosing his head rest on the Hangar Straight he had to retire at the end of lap 10.
In the sprint race on Sunday the Russian Time driver started from the back of the grid, making up a few positions and in the end took the flag in 20th. "I’m pretty frustrated, it was a weekend to forget for me. We made a lot of changes for the race that we found weren’t right for qualifying as I had absolutely no pace. In the race on Saturday unfortunately the headrest fell off. I noticed it in the warm up lap and was trying to keep in down on the straight and kept putting it back but it ended up flying off and I had to retire. Today I got a good start and then got a tap and had to run off track to avoid making contact with my team-mate and dropped back.
We have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks before the next race in Hungary.”
Mitch is now in 8th place in the Championship with 35 points.
Round six takes place in Budapest on 25/26 August.
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