Dramatic Silverstone races for the GB3 Championship team

August 2, 2022

Carlin’s GB3 Championship trio of Callum Voisin, Roberto Faria and Javier Sagrera enjoyed a strong weekend at Silverstone which saw podiums, lots of a points and a whole host of drama.

A back-to-back weekend coming straight after Spa, left no breathing room as the bumper field were once again competing for position. Following qualifying around the Northamptonshire circuit, it was Voisin who took double pole position for both the first and second races of the weekend after the disqualification of competitors. Sagrera would line up third for race one and Faria seventh.

Voisin lost out off the line as the lights went out for race one and soon had Sagrera on his tail as well; the Spaniard made a move stick however Voisin fought back a few laps later and regained the position. Meanwhile Faria had enjoyed a solid start to his race and was already behind his teammates– Faria made his move on Sagrera and slotted in to third place. As the flag fell the Carlin trio of Voisin, Faria and Sagrera finished second, third andfourth respectively, marking a double podium for the team.

The second race of the weekend was eventually decided in the steward’s office. Voisin had recovered well after dropping back initially and was battling with Tom Lebbon for the lead of the race however the duo made contact on the very last lap which saw Voisin lose his front wing and become involved in a drag race to the line with Joel Granfors. Voisin held his position well and took second on the road. However, he was initially elevated up to the race victory when a slew of post-race penalties came through, including one for race leader Lebbon and Carlin driver Faria. In the end all penalties were scrapped meaning Voisin held second, Sagrera fourth and Faria reinstated to fifth.

The third and final race was the full reverse grid which saw the Carlin drivers start down the order and undertake some fantastic overtaking manoeuvres to move themselves up the order. Faria took his second podium of the weekend in second, Voisin was fourth while Sagrera was 11t after arecovery race following an earlier incident.

Voisin summed up his weekend, “We made a great step forward at Silverstone with some very good points collected over the weekend thanks to a double podium. Now we have time for a short break before we head to Brands Hatch in just over a month.”

The result ensures that Carlin extend their lead at the top of the teams’ standings.