FIA F3 Championship, Budapest, Race Two Report
Team Trident did not score points in the final race at Hungaroring. Devlin Defrancesco and Niko Kari ended up just outside the top-10, while Pedro Piquet finished in arrears.
The second race for the FIA Formula 3 weekend at Hungaroring, the classic track located on the outskirts of Budapest, Team Trident did not secure a result in line with the potential showed by its cars. The outcome of today's race was heavily influenced by how the first one ended. The drivers fielded by Italian squad were forced to start down on the starting grid on a track that notoriously does not make overtaking easy.
Brazilian Pedro Piquet, who started from the back of the grid, was well aware that recovery would have been a sort of impossible feature. The South American driver gained some positions but remained in arrears after putting up a very competitive race pace.
Devlin Defrancesco was again very convincing, in line with the good showings of the rest of the weekend. The 19-year-old Canadian had managed a really good recovery driver and even entered the top-10 before a contact made him lose.a bit of pace. Anyways, Defrancesco certainly left a good impression for his consistent growth.
The balance of 19-year-old Finnish Niko Kari was not in line with his potential. After flat-spotting his tires in the first heat, he fought in the middle of the pack and finished in P12, right behind Devlin Defrancesco.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
"I am sure that the summer break will serve us well after the unfortunate runs at Silverstone and Budapest. On both occasions, our drivers showed good potential but could not manage to turn what was available into consistent results. The balance of today's race is the result of what happened yesterday, and the subsequent placings on the grid."