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FIA Formula 2 Championship, Sochi, Race Preview

FIA Formula 2 Championship, Sochi, Race Preview

The famous Russian resort of Sochi is set to host the 10th round of the FIA Formula 2 season, the third scheduled for September. A month that highlighted the impressive growth of both Team Trident drivers, Marino Sato and Roy Nissany.

Team Trident is ready for the third round in one month for the FIA Formula 2 Championship, to be held on the streets of the Sochi Autodrom supporting the Russian Grand Prix. Sochi, which hosted the 2014 World Cup, is a city located in southern Russia in the Krasnodar region, with a population of just over 400,000 people. It is famous also being the venue for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. And the competitive Olympic spirit will be strong next weekend on the 5.848 km track running alongside the Black Sea. The circuit features, among his most recognized traits, a 180-degree corner, a long series of 90-degree corners and two long straights. Team Trident is returning to action coming from a good performance on the Mugello track, where two weeks ago, 21-year-old Marino Sato took a remarkable eighth position in the Sprint Race, scoring his first points of the season. The Japanese racer, who lost what would have been a deserved seventh place only at the last gasp, aims to confirm and increase the positive momentum. Despite not having scored points on the Tuscan track, 25-year-old Roy Nissany is also sporting great form, as highlighted by the start at the front of the grid in the Sprint Race at Spa-Francorchamps, and by the P5 in qualifying at Monza, all in addition to the great feedback at Mugello. The Tel Aviv-born contender is looking to wrap-up his potential and score valuable points for the driver and team standings. The two drivers had a solid and precise preparation and, together with the team's technical staff, are looking forward to the Russian challenge. Now it will be only about wrapping up the work done.

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager: 

“The team is going through a good moment of form, as shown by the positive runs of Roy Nissany and Marino Sato, especially starting from the Spa-Francorchamps race. Our goal in Russia is to confirm the growing performance and improve our position in the standings, which does not respect our competitive potential.”

The teams and drivers of the FIA F2 Championship will jump into action with practice on Friday at 9:35. Qualifying will be held later the same day at 14:00. The Feature Race will be on Saturday morning at 10:15, while the Sprint Race will be on Sunday at 10:55. As usual, all the action will be covered live by the Sky Sports Network. All times local, Central European Time -1.