The cars of Team Trident will be back on-track at the venue located just outside of the Capital city of Manama, which will host the final round of the 2020 F2 Championship. Roy Nissany and Marino Sato are determined to end the year on a positive note.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship will be back running at Sakhir this weekend as the Bahrain circuit will host the 2020 F2 finale. Team Trident drivers Roy Nissany and Marino Sato delivered increasingly convincing performances in the first round of the doubleheader held at the desert venue, laying the foundations for even more ambitious goals in the series’ grand finale.
Nissany ended up close to the points zone in the Sprint Race last weekend, while Sato barely missed the top-10 in a convincing run. The Bahrain track often saw the FIA Formula 2 drivers in action this season including pre-season testing last spring. Actually, the BIC International Circuit can offer different configurations, and this time Formula 2 will race on a layout that was never used before. This is expected to be challenging for the teams and drivers who will face a brand-new variable. The round will be held on the Outer Circuit of Sakhir, measuring only 3.543 km (only 200 meters more than Monte Carlo) but with a high-speed character. The configuration is a semi-oval, with a predominance of right-hand corners expected to produce specific tire degradation.
The Feature Race will run on a 48-lap distance, while the Sprint Race will be held over 34 laps. The goal for the Team Trident drivers is to aim for points with high determination to improve their ranking and allow the team to take a step forward in the team championship. The team’s drivers and technical staff have prepared the final round of the season with a comprehensive and attentive approach. Now it is up to the track to provide the answers!
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“This weekend we will be facing an exciting and unprecedented challenge. We will race on a configuration that has never been used at Sakhir, so we will discover it lap after lap. It will be important to understand the ins and outs of it quickly, and that will allow us to make a difference. Last weekend, our drivers showed steady improvement which makes us confident for the final round of the season. The goal for Team Trident s to score points with both drivers and make a step forward in the team classification."
The FIA Formula 2 Championship cars will make their way to the track for Practice on Friday at 15:05 for the first session of free practice. Qualifying is scheduled for the same day at 18:45. The Feature Race is scheduled for Saturday at 15:10, followed on Sunday at 15:20 by the Sprint Race. Al the track action will be televised by the Sky Sports F1 network. Times are local, two hours ahead of the Central European Time.