Roy Nissany and Marino Sato, who started from P15 and P20 on the grid respectively, delivered a solid comeback race in Bahrain with the Israeli racer securing a ninth place at the end.
The Team Trident drivers delivered a comeback run in the closing race of round 11 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Bahrain International Circuit although they both fell short of the points zone.
Marino Sato, who took-off from P20 on the starting grid, had no hesitation at the start and put up a solid pace since the very first stages of the race, which eventually allowed him to climb up to the 11th position at the end, just a small step away from the top-10. The Yokohama-based driver, who was penalized by not running in free practice this weekend, ended his first Bahrain outing of 2020 with an encouraging performance, in clear progress compared to yesterday. Roy Nissany can also draw a remarkable balance, after moving up from P15 on the starting grid to ninth place, which sealed a positive day for the team. An extra lap would have probably allowed the Tel Aviv-born driver to gain another position and take points for himself and Team Trident. The calendar won't give teams and drivers any time for resting in this challenging season finale. The series will once again be starring at the hot Sakhir track, racing on a different track configuration for the season finale. Now the technical staff and drivers of Team Trident will focus on preparing for the new challenge in the wake of today's encouraging performance.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
“We are satisfied with today's performance, which came on a challenging and technical track like Sakhir. Roy Nissany put together a convincing comeback that handed him the ninth position. An extra lap would have probably allowed him to overtake Drugovich as well, and return to the points. Marino Sato enjoyed a positive day too, going from P20 to the eleventh place after not running in free practice which penalized him. Based on the momentum of today's encouraging performance, we must now prepare for the final race of the season, a program for next weekend again in Sakhir. "