FIA F2 Championship, Silverstone, Feature Race Report
Team Trident drivers Dorian Boccolacci and Giuliano Alesi had no luck in the opening race at the Northamptonshire venue. The former was involved in a first-lap contact, while the latter lost ground due to a pit-stop issue.
The Team Trident drivers were not lucky in the first race held by the FIA Formula 2 Championship on the circuit located just outside Northampton. Giuliano Alesi, who started from the 15th spot on the starting grid, managed to get close to the points zone in the opening laps of the race thanks to an excellent start. Unfortunately, the Frenchman's run was then heavily impacted by an issue during the mandatory pit-stop, which caused his car to remain stranded along the pit-lane. The Ferrari Driver Academy racer had started with option tires and made it back to the pits after six laps to put on the prime tires. He then proceeded to finish in 17th place, one lap back. It was definitely not a lucky day for Dorian Boccolacci, who returned to Team Trident after a convincing season in the 2017 GP3 Series. The Cannes-based driver, who started behind his team mate, was involved in a contact with another car during the opening lap and was forced to retire. The Sprint Race will start tomorrow morning at 10:00 am local time, or 11:00 in Italy.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
“Both cars started well when the lights went out. Unfortunately, the race of both of our drivers was not lucky. Boccolacci was forced to retire due to contact with another driver during the first lap, while Giuliano Alesi's race was affected by an error during the pit stop. Now we must look ahead and prepare for tomorrow's Sprint Race with the usual commitment and determination”.