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FIA F2 Championship, Silverstone, Sprint Race Report

FIA F2 Championship, Silverstone, Sprint Race Report

Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany ended their British weekend with a comeback race. The Yokohama-born driver almost hit the top-10 while the Israeli racer suffered from a puncture.
 
In the Sprint Race held at Silverstone, rounding out the fourth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany delivered a good comeback. Starting at the back of the grid due to the tough luck suffered in race 1, did not impact on the motivation and focus of both drivers. Japanese racer Sato ended the Sprint Race in the 12th position, showing an improved pace compared to the feature race. The run featured little action and passes until the safety-car compacted the field and gave strategy room to the teams, with some opting for a pit-stop. Unfortunately, in that circumstance both the Team Trident cars lost time behind a slower car. Nissany, who was also slowed down by a flat tire, finished four positions behind his teammate. Next week there will be a good chance for revenge, with a second consecutive round at Silverstone.
 
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:

“There are positive takeaways at the end of this Sprint Race. The team and drivers showed great focus and determination, which were the starting point for a good comeback drive especially for Sato, who climbed up to the 12th place. The pace of the Japanese driver clearly improved compared to the Sprint Race. Nissany was unfortunately slowed down by a puncture. We could have done more, but both our drivers lost time behind a slower car during a neutralization."