Trident’s Pedro Piquet – son of Formula 1 champion Nelson Sr – has claimed his first GP3 sprint race victory at Silverstone.
Piquet led all 15 laps after taking the lead from the start from the right-hand side of the front row after a better start than polesitter team-mate Giuliano Alesi.
The Brazilian went on to win by 1.4 seconds for a third-straight sprint race podium above the Ferrari academy racer and son of Piquet Sr’s former series colleague Jean.
The duo was part of an unusual six-man trophy picture after their F1 race-winner fathers made their way to the podium.
Ryan Tveter finished third for his best finish of 2018 so far, holding off ART Grand Prix’s Anthoine Hubert and Callum Ilott who finished within DRS range.
Ilott’s fastest lap attempt means that the drivers’ championship lead remains at six points for Hubert at the end of the weekend.
Leonardo Pulcini noticeably fell behind his rivals from third to sixth, while Force India F1 tester Nikita Mazepin, and Jake Hughes, completed the points-scoring positions.
Hughes had made contact with Niko Kari at the left-hander at Brooklands after battling with DRS down the previous straight.
The front-left tyre of Hughes’s ART-Dallara touched the rear-right of Kari’s MP-run machine, with Kari spinning into the gravel.
Hughes was deemed to be an innocent bystander in the collision, with Kari receiving a five-second time penalty for forcing another driver off-track.
Kari would later retire with left-right damage.
Dorian Boccolacci’s efforts to recover from a poor start were not enough to take any points in ninth, finishing ahead of Sauber F1 test driver Tatiana Calderon.
Alessio Lorandi also fell back at the beginning of the contest, finishing 12th.
Joey Mawson ended in 13th after contact with David Beckmann which ended the German’s race and brought out a virtual safety-car period.
The right-rear of Beckmann connected with the left-front of Mawson, leaving Beckmann in the gravel at the outside of the right-handed Luffield Turn 7.
This was later classified as a racing incident, with no drivers penalised.