Jake will be looking to replicate his strong pace shown in the previous rounds whilst also being optimistic of an upturn in fortunes as the 26-year-old pushes for a clean weekend with his HWA RACELAB team.
Despite showing tremendous speed in Hungary, another bout of poor luck hampered Jake’s progress throughout the weekend. A puncture in the first race of the weekend curtailed his efforts on Saturday morning and left him P24, albeit with the fastest lap of the race before an unfortunate spin on a wet track in Sunday’s race unravelled Jake’s electric start - in which he gained nine places in the opening two laps but recovered to P19.
Undeterred, Jake has used the two-week gap to good use with time spent in the simulator as well as some rest at home to ensure he’s fully charged for the first of two weekends at Silverstone, the Home of British Motorsport.
The circuit is one of the most infamous in the world and ushered in the very beginnings of the Formula One World Championship in 1950. Since then it has undergone several changes but has retained its reputation as one of the biggest tests a racing driver can face.
With a points finish at last year’s FIA F3 event and a podium in the 2017 Formula 3 European Championship, Jake knows the key to success around the 3.661-mile Northamptonshire circuit.
“Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks so it’s great we get to have two weekends here. Budapest didn’t go quite according to plan but we did show some great pace which we’ll be looking to replicate this weekend. I was in the sim last week so I’m fully prepared for the weekend and hopefully we can score some good results and get the year going in the direction our efforts deserve.”