Silverstone: Javier Villa preview

After the eventful but very positive weekend at Monaco, where Javier Villa demonstrated that he can be among the best of the GP2 series, now comes Silverstone another of the key dates of the year for the Asturian driver, as well as all his ...

After the eventful but very positive weekend at Monaco, where Javier Villa demonstrated that he can be among the best of the GP2 series, now comes Silverstone another of the key dates of the year for the Asturian driver, as well as all his rivals.

The British track is a chock full of history for any motorsport enthusiast, it was at the Northamptonshire track in 1950 that the first ever World Championship Formula 1 Grand Prix took place. In spite of the numerous changes undergone by the track over the years to adapt it to modern safety requirements, the circuit that was traced around an old WWII airfield still maintains much of its original characteristics. A high speed track with fast corners as Copse or difficult ones such as Maggots, Becketts and Stowe, all of which test the skill of the drivers and the setup of the cars.

For Javier Villa Silverstone is a good opportunity to prove his development on a circuit that is the diametric opposite to Monaco, and where it will be vital to obtain a perfect setup of the Racing Engineering Dallara in order to set good laptimes.

In spite of the good result obtained by Villa in qualification for Monaco his approach to Silverstone will still be low key following his program for this year. This means to run without any sort of pressure to obtain results, just to concentrate on amassing the maximum of miles and building up his experience. Hopefully, as in Monaco fifteen days ago, Villa will set the sort of laptimes, that will underline the good progression that Javier is achieving in his maiden season in the GP2 Series.

-www.javiervilla.com

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Javier Villa