The FIA Formula 2 Championship will be back underway again at Silverstone where the weather and the safety-car conditions often play a key role in shaping up the race. The goal for Team Trident is to get back to the points.
The 2020 season continues at a fast pace. While the adrenaline of last weekend at Silverstone, featuring high temperatures and challenges, has not gone away yet, the FIA Formula 2 Championship will be back for the fifth round of the season next weekend, to be held again at the famed British venue. On the Northamptonshire circuit, the series is entering the middle phase of its second three-race stint with events held consecutively in as many weekends.
It will be a challenge for everyone in terms of analyzing the data collected in the previous races to achieve a better result. A pivotal role is expected to be played by weather conditions, always a variable capable of mixing up the values and changing the situation.
In the opening rounds of the season, the Team Trident F2 drivers Roy Nissany and Marino Sato did not always fulfil their potential. For the coming weekend, the goal is to continue the improve and return to the points zone. The drivers and their technical staff prepared with the greatest concentration. Now the word goes back to the track!
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"Formula 2 will once again star at Silverstone, a hyper-fast, demanding and challenging track. The weather conditions and the possible interventions of the safety cars could shake up the values and make the outcome of the races unpredictable. We will need to find the right vision and analyze what will happen on-track to make the most out of the opportunities that will certainly arise. Our goal is to return to the points zone!”
The two wins scored by David Beckmann in the last couple of rounds confirmed the great form of Team Trident’s F3 operation. The goal for the weekend is to remain at the top of the series and go back to the top step of the podium.
After Budapest, it came Silverstone. Team Trident’s David Beckmann got used to the sweet taste of victory and now hopes to do it all again next weekend as the FIA Formula 3 Championship will be back in action at the famed British venue. Two wins in as many rounds enabled the young German to move up to third place in the driver championship, while the Italian squad is sitting second in the team ranking. The goal for Beckmann is to continue keeping the same momentum with another win with an eye on second place in points. Fellow German Lirim Zendeli will have some ambitious goals too. After taking second place at Spielberg, he could not repeat himself. The Bochum-born driver is to put together a highly-competitive qualifying session and be back to the rostrum. Zendeli is currently 10th in the championship standings. On the other hand, Olli Caldwell will have the chance to leave behind a weekend with low satisfaction. Despite the clear potential, the 18-year-old Brit could not secure points at his home racetrack. After being involved in a crash in race 1 and ended up Race 2 in arrears, racing thanks to the remarkable repair job done by the Team Trident Technicians.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“Two victories in the last couple of rounds in Budapest and Silverstone confirmed the good form of the team, which is holding second place in the team ranking and the third in driver ranking. The championship continues at a fast pace and the series will be staring at Silverstone again next weekend: our goal is to improve compared to last weekend, starting from better qualifying results that will allow us to bring home solid results in Race 1".
The FIA Formula 2 Championship cars will come alive on Friday at 12:55 with the first free practice session. Qualifying is set for the same day at 17:00. The Feature Race will start on Saturday at 15:45, while the Sprint Race is scheduled for Sunday at 10:10. The FIA Formula 3 Series teams will start on Friday morning with the practice session scheduled at 9:35. Qualifications will be later the same day at 14:05. The Feature Race is scheduled for Saturday at 9:25, while the Sprint Race is scheduled for Sunday at 8:45. As usual, all the track action will be followed live by the Sky Sports network.