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FIA F2 Championship, Hungaroring, Sprint Race Report

FIA F2 Championship, Hungaroring, Sprint Race Report

Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany wrapped up their Hungarian weekend with an uneventful run at the back of the pack, hampered in their efforts by the low starting positions.

In the Sprint Race held at the Hungaroring and that rounded out the third round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, the Team Trident drivers experienced a troublefree race at the back of the pack. The placement at the low end of the grid, caused by the accident that involved both Marino Sato and Roy Nissany in the very early stages of the Feature Race, left no room for many expectations on a track that offers little margin for overtaking. The Tel Aviv-born driver finished the Sprint Race in P17 after putting up a convincing race pace, while Sato finished three spots behind his Israeli teammate. The Japanese racer experienced an uneventful run with overall performance in line with the one by Nissany. The race strategy, which involved changing tires, proved to be the correct one although both drivers missed a bit of pace in the first phase of their runs. Now the calendar of the 2020 series will allow for an off week before another three-race stint with back to back rounds in Silverstone and an event in Barcelona. 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:

"The low position of our drivers on the starting grid left no room for wishful thinking on a track that does not provide many opportunities for passing. The team chose the correct race strategy, which included a pitstop. Both drivers could have pushed more in the first phase of the race. Now we have to work to get back to the points zone in the next round at Silverstone".