JORDAN KING EXTENDS SUNDAY WINNING STREAK AT SILVERSTONE
Date: 10 / 07 / 2016
British GP2 hotshot Jordan King has won in front of his home fans by taking a brilliant lights-to-flag victory this morning at Silverstone.
It’s the second time he’s stood on the top step of the podium in a week, having crossed the line first in Austria last Sunday too.
Jordan came eighth in yesterday’s feature race, earning him pole position on the reverse grid today. He took full advantage of this, keeping the lead till the chequered flag despite rain in the final laps. With Jordan having to judge the conditions without reference, Luca Ghiotto was able to close up but Jordan resisted the pressure to take the waved chequered flag.
In further good news for the 22-year-old, Manor Racing have confirmed he will take part in their F1 test on Wednesday, allowing Jordan his second experience of their 2016 MRT05 and enabling him to assist in its development.
Jordan King: “Having taken my first GP2 win last week I just felt so much more relaxed coming here to Silverstone. To win at your home Grand Prix is amazing. We’re now within 15 points of the championship lead, and it’s a really tight championship this year, so it’s all to play for.
“Manor Racing confirmed yesterday that I will be driving in the F1 test on Wednesday, so that’s another wonderful shot in the arm. To go into that test, again here at Silverstone, after the two weekends I’ve just had just adds more momentum and gives me more confidence, so it’s all going in the right direction.”