King heads for Russia

Jordan King’s 2019 FIA Formula Two Championship campaign reaches its penultimate round this weekend as the Formula One feeder series arrives at Sochi Autodrom.

Jordan’s recent strong run of form in the FIA Formula Two Championship has seen the British star secure four top-six results in his previous four races, including his best result of the year which saw him secure 2nd place in Monza last time out.

Jordan’s consistency in his 2019 campaign has meant he has only failed to collect points on four occasions this year and currently sits 8th position in the Drivers’ Championship, despite missing two races at Monaco due to his Indy 500 commitments.

Jordan will make his second appearance at the circuit having competed at the Sochi Autodrom in 2015 in the championship, prior to its name change from GP2 to FIA Formula Two. The 3.634-mile circuit is the fourth-longest circuit on the Formula Two calendar and is built around the Sochi Olympic Park on the Black Sea coast. Relatively low temperatures combined with a smooth track surface often means that Sochi is one of the easier tracks on tyre wear.

Heading to the penultimate round of the season, Jordan’s aim is to continue securing strong points and to collect more silverware.

“I’m looking forward to Sochi, it’s a unique track and one I haven’t been to in a few years. I’m not sure what to expect in terms of performance this weekend but recently we have been very strong, getting both cars in the points at Monza with me finishing second in the sprint race.

We showed that we had the pace to fight for race wins in Monza, so the aim is to do the same in Russia this weekend and try to get back on the podium again.”

The weekend gets underway with free practice on Friday at 07:30 (BST), followed by the round’s qualifying at 15:00. Saturday’s feature race takes place at 14:45, with Sunday’s sprint race getting started at 09:20.