Just seven days after the opening round of the season, the FIA Formula 2 Championship is back at Red Bull Ring. Roy Nissany and Marino Sato are aiming to confirm the good indications seen in the series opener.
While the engines have been off for just a few days, it's already time to start again. The second round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship is scheduled for the coming weekend at the Austrian Red Bull Ring track in Spielberg, which already hosted the round 1. Having two rounds held on the same track only seven days apart is an unprecedented occurrence. It will, therefore, be a brand-new challenge for the technical staff of Team Trident and its stalwarts, having the opportunity to show how much the analysis and the work on the data collected during the first outing of the year can be useful to improve. 25-year-old Israeli driver Roy Nissany made a remarkable debut in the 2020 season after one year of absence from racing. The Tel Aviv-based racer now has the goal of bringing home more points for the team to confirm the valuable performance of seven days ago. As far as the 21-year-old Japanese driver Marino Sato is concerned, the chance of getting back on track on the Red Bull Ring track is particularly important, considering that he could only run in the Sprint Race in full. For the driver from Yokohama, there will be the opportunity to work on the takeaways emerged last weekend and put up an improving weekend. The drivers and the technical staff prepared the second round of the series with the utmost concentration at Red Bull Ring. Now it will be racing to decide the outcome!
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"We are satisfied with the positive results scored in the opening round of the category. Our drivers delivered encouraging performances. Nissany grabbed his first point in the championship and expressed himself on promising levels for the rest of the championship. For Marino Sato, who could only start the Sprint Race, the opportunity to return on-track in Spielberg is certainly pivotal. The staff of Team Trident will give their maximum support to allow both racers to experience a positive and improving weekend".
The second round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship is back at the same venue that hosted the opening round of the 2020 series. The Team Trident drivers impressed in round 1 and are looking forward to posting their first podium finish at the Styrian circuit.
In the opening round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, the Team Trident drivers delivered a convincing run and scored valuable points for the driver and team ranking. David Beckmann and Lirim Zendeli were among the leading contenders in both races and also took turns at the lead despite not ending up on the podium. On the other hand, Olli Caldwell experienced a positive debut, running at a competitive pace all weekend. The Team Trident drivers are now aiming to step up and contend for the podium in round 2 at the Austrian venue. The races, supporting the Styrian F1 Grand Prix, will round out the doubleheader at the historical up-and-down circuit. The drivers and their technical staff analyzed the results and the data collected during the previous weekend and prepared the coming race with maximum concentration and efficiency. The engines can start again for a new challenge!
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"The first round of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship was encouraging for our drivers and, as usual in this series, we were among the top contenders. We ended up just short of the podium due to some details we worked on during the days that separate the two outings on Austrian soil. In a hard-fought championship like the FIA Formula 3 Championship, we will need a perfect run to achieve our goals. We are extremely determined and motivated to deliver a high-level performance, which will allow us to return from Austria with more valuable points in the standings."
The timetable is the same as one week ago. The FIA Formula 2 Championship will go underway Friday at 12:55 pm with the first free practice session. Qualifying is also scheduled for Friday 17.00. The Feature Race will start on Saturday at 16.45, while the Sprint Race is set for Sunday at 11.10. The FIA Formula 3 Championship cars will start on Friday at 9:35 am for the free practice session. Qualifying will be later the same day at 14:05. Race 1 is scheduled at 10:25 while Race 2 will be Sunday at 9:45. As usual, all the activity will be covered live by the Sky Sports F1 network.