In the Sprint Race held in the Principality of Monaco, the Team Trident drivers did not have any luck. Off to a great start, Boschung was forced to surrender by a technical problem. Giuliano Alesi was repeatedly hit by another driver and had to retire too.
The busy weekend of Monte Carlo, home to the fourth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, ended in a really unlucky fashion for Team Trident. None of the cars fielded by the Italian squad saw the checkered flag. Swiss 21-year-old racer Ralph Boschung, who had ended up the Feature Race in ninth place and confirmed the positive result of Barcelona which saw him take the first points of the year, had an excellent start and immediately joined the leading pack in seventh place. While he was running on a great pace, enough to start chasing his rivals, the driver from Monthey was then suddenly forced to retire by a technical problem currently under investigation by the team’s engineers.
As for French rookie Giuliano Alesi, the Ferrari Driver Academy driver started from the eleventh position on the grid and was battling on the edge of the top-ten when he was repeatedly hit by Gelael. Following a violent collision at the chicane, the 19-year-old ended up spinning and suffered damage that forced him to retire. The goal for Team Trident is now to focus on the next event on the calendar, scheduled at Le Castellet in southern France from the 21st to the 23rd of June. In the previous two rounds the season, the team repeatedly got into the points zone, but on the circuit located in the Provence region, the goal is to achieve results of even greater weight.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
"The Sprint Race held today rounded out a difficult weekend for us. At the start, both car shows had a very good jump. Boschung was delivering a very convincing race, but he was forced to stop by technical issues for which we are investigating the causes. His race pace was aligned with the leading pack. Moving on to Alesi, he was repeatedly hit by Gelael and was forced to retire following a spin at the chicane”.