Team Trident vows to renew positive street course tradition
The fourth round of the season takes the FIA Formula 2 Championship to the fascinating streets of the Principality of Monaco, on which the colours of Team Trident have often shone in the past. Giuliano Alesi and Ralph Boschung will take to the track with all the right ingredients to perform.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship will be back running on the prestigious streets of Monte Carlo for the fourth event of the season, the second in Europe and the second on a street circuit, as this year the category has already made its stop in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. However, Monte Carlo has very different characteristics compared to the Caspian venue.
All racers dream to win in Monte Carlo, but the track is also one of the World's most challenging with the walls really close to the track and no room for mistake. In order to be successful, a driver must find good chemistry with his car right from the start, and then progressively search for the ideal lap. It is also essential to never lose concentration. The Team Trident colours have an excellent tradition on city circuits, and in particular at Monte Carlo. In 2018, both the Italian squad's drivers started among the first four rows of the grid. The goal, for the Milan-based operation, is to continue to star. The team will give its maximum energy to allow its drivers to express themselves at their best.
In the previous event held at Barcelona, twenty-one Swiss driver Ralph Boschung broke the ice by scoring his first points in the Feature Race, having set the seventh fastest time in qualifying. A certainly encouraging result, but still below the real potential of the Monthey-born driver and his car. He will aim for an even more ambitious result in the coming round.
Moving on to Giuliano Alesi, the 19-year-old rookie, representing the Ferrari Driver Academy, is at his first run on the venue and will have to capitalize every minute of free practice to find the right references that will allow him to attack in qualifying. The feedback gathered at the simulator, in the past few days, was very encouraging. Alesi already found some confidence with the treacherous streets of the Principality. The motivations of the drivers and the technical staff of Team Trident are very strong. The preparation was very meticulous and focused, but only the track will be able to highlight the results.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“I am optimistic about the Monaco race. Over the years, Team Trident always proved to be competitive on city circuits and especially in Monte Carlo. Ralph Boschung is very experienced on the track and has all the credentials to express himself on high levels. Giuliano Alesi will be at his debut there, but he showed very promising results on the simulator. For this reason, we expect good results and to return to our headquarters with some important points, which we currently lack”.