Torontos Nicholas Latifi wins on Formula Ones feeder circuit

Sunday was a great day for Canadians in international and domestic motorsport.At the Silverstone circuit in England, Nicholas Latifi of Toronto won the FIA Formula 2 race, the main support series at F1 races. Driving for the France-based Driot Associés Motor Sport team, Latifi won the race held Sunday just before the British Grand Prix.Latifi, who is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, said he had to defend his position early in the race but “once I got my head down, I was able to add to my advantage while looking after the tires. I’m really thrilled to get the win.”Latifi, 22, has scored nine top 10s in 12 races so far in 2017. He’s finished third three times and second once.Read more:Article Continued BelowNewgarden wins, Hinchcliffe third in Honda Indy TorontoAt the Honda Indy in Toronto, in the U.S. Formula 2000 series, Parker Johnstone of Red Deer, Alta., won the race Sunday – his second trip to the top step of the podium in two days. Driving for Exclusive Autosport, a team based in Saskatoon, Sask., Johnstone easily handled 17 other competitors from the United States and elsewhere.Johnstone, who accepted his trophy Sunday while wrapped in the Canadian flag, said the future looks bright for Canadian motorsport generally. “The next decade could belong to Canada,” he said.