FIA F2 Championship, Monza, Sprint Race Report
Completing a solid performance on the Italian track of Monza, Team Trident almost scored the points zone with Arjun Maini, ninth at the finish. Rookie Alessio Lorandi scored his best result in the series.
Team Trident is leaving Monza, home of the tenth round of the season, with a solid performance that allows the Italian squad to approach the last two round of the season in the wake of a convincing result. Twenty-year-old Indian Arjun Maini took-off from the nineteenth position on the grid, and delivered a stunning comeback that allowed him to recover enough positions to finish at the edge of the points zone in the Sprint Race. The promising racer, who wears the colors of Team Haas F1 ended up in ninth place. Maini benefitted from a good set-up that allowed him to make the difference in the final stages. In the context of a positive weekend for the Team, it was great to record a convincing P12 by Alessio Lorandi arrived. The Italian teenager lost some positions at the start of the race and recovered well, but a cut in the first chicane prevented him from entering the top-ten. The promising driver, at his third round in the category, concluded both races and acquired a remarkable experience that will prove very useful in the upcoming runs. The next goal is already set for Team Trident, in order to prepare for the round scheduled at the Russian track in Sochi at the end of September.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"I am satisfied with today's Sprint Race balance. Arjun Maini barely missed the points zone at the end of an excellent comeback. Unfortunately, the Indian started from the last row on the starting grid because of the problems with the engines that emerged in the Feature Race that affected the Monza stage. The performance of Alessio Lorandi was also solid, he expressed a good race pace and caught his best result in the second series."