Roy Nissany and Marino Sato did not make it to the points in the Feature Race held on the outer configuration Bahrain circuit, home to the final round of the FIA Formula 2 season.
In the opening race of the 12th and final round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, running on the outer track of the Bahrain International Circuit, Team Trident drivers Roy Nissany and Marino Sato missed the goal of securing points. The Tel Aviv-based driver could not go beyond P19 in qualifying round due to contact with another driver in a pivotal part of the session. Starting from the 10th row on the grid, Nissany delivered a good recovery in the opening part of the Feature Race but was slowed down by several battles that impacted his pace and prevented him from going beyond P20 at the finish. The Israeli driver had issues with his race pace and was unable to catch up with the group of drivers fighting for the points. Marino Sato, on the other hand, posted a positive qualifying session, in which he took a good P12 overall. The 21-year-old from Yokohama, however, had a delayed start when the lights went out and was shuffled into the pack, unable to get back up. Plunging into P17 place, Sato drove a consistent race, to finish in the same position. Now the drivers and technical staff of Team Trident will tackle the preparation work for the last Sprint Race of 2020, which will start tomorrow morning at 15:20 local time, 13:20 Central European Time.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
“Today was a difficult race for both of our drivers. Sato, who had impressed with a good qualifying session, did not get off well at the start and was swallowed into the pack, unable to get back up. Nissany made a good recovery, but we weren't competitive with the race pace. There was also a technical problem on his car, which we are currently investigating. We aim to end the season on a high note with a good Sprint Race tomorrow.”