In the second stage held at the Tuscan track, Team Trident took an excellent second place with David Beckmann and claimed the runner-up honours in the team classification. Lirim Zendeli was forced to retire due to a multi-car contact during the first lap, while Olli Caldwell finished in the middle of the pack.
The FIA Formula 3 Championship Sprint Race at the Mugello circuit wrapped up the ninth and final round of the FIA Formula 3 season. Team Trident signed off from the Tuscan track and the season with David Beckmann scoring the second position behind the winner, Liam Lawson, and even leading the race. The German driver, who started from third place on the grid, kept a brilliant race pace and was never threatened by the contenders behind him. For the quick 20-year-old, who finished P6 in the championship standings, this is the sixth podium in a championship highlighted by two wins. It was not a lucky run for Lirim Zendeli. The 20-year-old from Bochum, fourth in Race 1, was involved in a multi-car contact during the first lap and was forced to retire on the spot. Caldwell delivered a solid run in the middle of the pack and finished in the sixteenth position. Thanks to the Beckmann's podium finish, and despite the DNF for Zendeli and the fact that Caldwell did not score points, Team Trident secured a remarkable second position in the team championship. This is an extremely valuable result in a highly-competitive category like the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Now the team's technical staff and drivers will take a well-deserved break, before going back to the track for 2021 preseason testing.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“We are delighted to have scored second place in the team ranking in an incredibly competitive series like FIA Formula 3. We would have preferred to end the season with a win, of course, but we happily take David Beckmann's podium. Unfortunately, Lirim Zendeli was involved in contact early in the race, while Olli Caldwell finished in the middle of the pack. I thank all the staff and mechanics for their excellent job. We have been a great team together!”