• Formula 2

Eng and Palmer start with wins

ESPNF1 Staff
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Philipp Eng leads Jolyon Palmer on his way to victory © Sutton Images
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Austria's Philipp Eng scored his second Formula 2 victory in the second race of the Silverstone season-opener, holding off Jolyon Palmer, the winner of the earlier race. Johan Jokinen finished third after overtaking Jack Clarke when he skidded three laps from the end.

The pair were a long way clear of the rest of the field once Dean Stoneman was forced to retire. "I'm very happy," said Eng. "At the end Jolyon pushed very, very hard. I had one boost left for the last lap so that was perfect."

Palmer, the son of former driver Jonathan, recorded his first F2 win in a dominant performance in which he led throughout. Stoneman again looked good before he spun and in the end was a little over three seconds adrift, with Sergei Afanasiev in third.