The FIA Formula 2 Championship is back at Silverstone, the most classic British venue, for two rounds in as many weekends. Roy Nissany and Marino Sato have the goal of bringing the team back to the points.
The 2020 season goes on and offers no rest to the contenders. Silverstone will start another tough stint for the FIA Formula 2 Championship featuring three races in three straight weekends. The first two will take place in the home of British Motorsport, the fast and technical Silverstone circuit. Located a few miles south of Northampton, the venue hosted the very first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1950 and will thus celebrate its 70th anniversary. In the first three rounds of the year, Team Trident drivers Roy Nissany and Marino Sato showed good potential and plenty of room for further growth. In the second round held in Spielberg, the Japanese and the Israeli took home P11 and P13 respectively in qualifying, but a lack of experience on the wet track in the feature race prevented them from turning the potential in actual championship points. In the following event at Budapest, a collision in the Feature Race affected the weekend for both teammates. The goal for Sato and Nissany at Silverstone is to find good chemistry with the English track and secure positive qualifying results to aim for the points area. Repaved twice in the last two years, Silverstone is very demanding in terms of tire management, as the rubber is put to the test in its high-speed corner sequences. The track, which measures 5.891 km, features 18 corners. The weather has always been a key variable there and there are chances for external situations to influence the fate of a whole weekend. The drivers and the technical staff of the team prepared for the coming runs with the utmost concentration. Now it will be the track to provide the answers!
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“Silverstone is a demanding, fast and technical track. It also brings high thermal degradation for tires. The team will put up its maximum effort to allow both drivers to recover after the difficult weekend in Budapest. Our goal is to return to the points zone and make the best use of the variables that may arise due to the weather conditions, which are often decisive to shape up the races held in the UK".
In the fourth round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship, taking place at Silverstone, a historical track perched in the beautiful British countryside, the Team Trident drivers will have the goal of remaining among the frontrunners.
The third round of the 2020 season, held at Hungaroring, confirmed the great form of Team Trident’s FIA Formula 3 Championship operation. The Italian squad left Budapest with two podiums and came back to victory with David Beckman, who hit the top of the rostrum in the Sprint Race. Beckmann is now holding fourth place in the driver standings. The 20-year-old German is aiming for second place overall, which is just 2.5 points away from him. He has so far captured three podiums and one win. Also recording a podium finish in the Styrian GP weekend in P2, Lirim Zendeli faced a less-than-optimal performance at Hungaroring. However, the 20-year-old from Bochum clearly showed the potential needed to become a consistent frontrunner in the series. Really promising news also came from British rookie Olli Caldwell, who harvested 10 points in the first three rounds of the season, highlighted by a fifth and a sixth place at Spielberg. The goal for Caldwell will be to keep gaining momentum and to fight for a podium finish at home. The drivers and technical staff of Team Trident worked hard ahead of the trip to Britain and are looking forward to being among the leading contenders again.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“The first three rounds of the season confirmed the winning tradition of Team Trident in Formula 3 competition. Budapest marked our first win of the season with Beckmann, who is now targeting the second place in championship points. In addition, Zendeli and Caldwell also have winning potential. The 2020 line-up is very competitive and the team is working well. We go to Silverstone intending to strengthen our second place in the team ranking”.
The engines of the FIA Formula 2 Championship cars will start running on Friday at 12:55 for the first free practice session. Qualifying will be on the same day at 17.00. The Feature Race will take place on Saturday at 15.45, while the Sprint Race is scheduled for Sunday at 10.10 AM. The FIA Formula 3 Championship will be on-track on Friday morning with the free practice session at 9.35 AM. The qualifications will be later on the same day at 14:05. Saturday will start at 9.25 AM with Race 1, while Race 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 8.45 AM. As usual, all the action will be covered live by Sky Sports F1 network.