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Pepe returns to the podium at Silverstone.




The Spanish driver took third place in the Silverstone race, scoring enough points to maintain second place in the overall standings.


Martí took the third fastest time in one of his best qualifying sessions of the season, and he will once again be on the podium in Sunday's race, making a total of four, three of them victories.


"I'm quite happy, we have achieved a very important podium for the overall championship standings, scoring very valuable points. We were able to qualify well and come third".






Pepe Martí had another good weekend at the seventh round of the season held at the British circuit of Silverstone. The Barcelona driver managed to qualify in a good position in Friday's qualifying, and to start third on the grid for Sunday's race, the one that gives more points for the overall standings. It was one of his best qualifying positions after the pole position in Barcelona, finishing ahead of his closest rivals in the championship. This Sunday he was back on the podium after his home victory last June.


On Saturday in the sprint race, with the grid positions reversed, he was tenth. He made a good start and was making up positions but it started to rain. The Movento rider was one of the riders who opted to change tyres, while the front group opted to continue on dry tyres. Marti gained more positions, but the track became drier and the tyres lost their effectiveness. He managed to keep some rivals at bay with the better tyres and managed to score the tenth place point, being the best of the group of riders who decided to finish on the wet tyres.


In Sunday's feature race, Pepe had a good start and even managed to overtake the second placed driver, who regained his position a bit later. The Campos Racing driver maintained his position throughout a long race with tyre wear, which was further complicated by the new onset of rain. This time Pepe did not change compounds and it was the right decision. The track was very slippery and with a very fine driving style and without taking risks, he was able to withstand the pressure of the fourth placed rider, and even threaten the second placed rider, although with his head in the points he secured the third place on the podium. This allowed him to score more points than his direct rivals for the runner-up spot and to close in on the leader. He was the fastest driver in the top ten to set the fastest lap, and this allowed him to score an additional point. He now sits alone in second place in the competition, 36 points behind the leader and 15 points clear of his nearest challenger.

"I'm quite happy, we have achieved a very important podium for the general classification of the championship, scoring very valuable points.


"We were able to make a good qualifying and placed third. It's true that the Trident drivers have been in great form this weekend but we did a good job and we had a good pace. In Saturday's race, starting tenth, I had a good start and got eighth but we lost a bit of pace and I lost a position, and then we took a risk with the wet tyre and it wasn't the best choice. It cost us and we were still the best of the group on wet tyres and I finished eleventh. Despite this, both the team and I did a good job. Sunday's race was a day not to take more risks than necessary, I went out and didn't go for more than I should have, I got second, and then I was overtaken again. We managed the tyres well on a day when it was difficult because it started to rain. We did what we had to do and when I saw an opportunity to overtake, I didn't want to force the machine and kept the position. These are 15 very important points, as well as the fastest lap, which is one more", said the driver.


After two consecutive races, F3 teams and drivers will enjoy a week off before heading to Hungary for the eighth round on 21-23 July.

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