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FIA F3 Championship, Hungaroring, Race Two Report

FIA F3 Championship, Hungaroring, Race Two Report

The second race on Hungarian soil for the 2020 series, held on a wet track, highlighted David Beckmann, who claimed his first win of the season. Zendeli and Caldwell were affected by the low starting spots on the grid. 

The second and final race held at Hungaroring rounded out a challenging stint for the FIA Formula 3 Championship, with three events in three consecutive weeks. The weather conditions once again dominated the weekend. In race 2 the track was wet again making for more surprises and a safety-car conclusion. Team Trident lined-up with David Beckmann on the pole, Olli Caldwell in 21st place and Lirim Zendeli starting from the 25th spot. Beckmann fought for the lead since the beginning and kept control of the pack to score his maiden win of the year, capping a scintillating performance for him, without a single mistake. The young German also took his third podium of the year. The balance for Caldwell and Zendeli was impacted by the starting positions. The British racer completed his run in 18th place while the Bochum-born man ended up in 16th place. The points collected by Beckmann enabled Team Trident to further secure second place in the team standings, while Beckmann fought back to fourth place in the driver championship. The series will now benefit from an off weekend before being back into action for a back-to-back round at Silverstone. 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:

“We are delighted for having found our way back to victory with David Beckmann, who also took home valuable points for the team ranking. The German ran a remarkable race and made no mistakes on a track made really unforgiving by the rain. Unfortunately, Olli Caldwell and Lirim Zendeli started farther back on the grid and could not enter the top ten. We will now take a weekend off, before being back even more motivated for the double round at Silverstone".