On the up-and-down Styrian track, home to the opening round of the series, Israeli racer Roy Nissany scored a convincing 10th place finish. Marino Sato couldn’t start due to a technical issue not dependant on the team.
Running in the opening round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Red Bull Ring, Team Trident started its 2020 campaign with a top-10 finish thanks to the tenth place scored by Israeli racer Roy Nissany. The 25-year-old from Tel Aviv, who started from the 8th place on the grid, delivered an aggressive start which enabled him to enter the top-10 straight awa: he had already fought back to P10 by lap 8. After getting the mandatory pit-stop done, Nissany kept a convincing pace that enabled him to reward the team with their first point of the year. Back from a one-year break, he impressed the team’s technical staff for his effort and quality of performance. The series debut of Japanese MarinoSato was not as lucky. The Yokohama-born driver, who suffered a spin in qualifying, could not start the race due to an engine issue non-dependant on the team. Now the Team Trident technical staff is analysing the data collected with the drivers so to prepare for the Sprint Race (starting tomorrow at 11:10) with the maximum attention.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
"It is very important to start the new championship with a positive result. We are satisfied with the excellent performance by Nissany, who took home the first point for the team in his first race after a year of absence from the sport. The team is really satisfied with his performance and effort. The goal for tomorrow's Sprint Race will be to make it to the points zone again. As for Sato,Marino was unable to start due to a problem with the engine not attributable to the team. He will be called to a comeback race tomorrow!"