GP3 Series, Yas Marina, Sprint Race Report
In the final race of the season, the Team Trident banner was well defended by Ryan Tveter, who was fifth under the checkered flag. The team's other drivers did not make it to the points zone. The Milan-based squad. confirmed itself as the second strongest in the team ranking.
The final race of the GP3 Series season at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, traditionally home to the last round of the series, saw the first lap decide the fate of three out of four Team Trident drivers. German teenager David Beckmann, who was second in the Feature Race, was involved in a multi-car contact that caused his immediate retirement and forced the stewards to call a virtual safety car. A few meters ahead, Pedro Piquet's car was hit by a contender. Because of the contact, the promising South American was forced to abandon.
Giuliano Alesi, who was the star of the race, suffered a five-second penalty for a VSC violation and was relegated to tenth place. With three-quarters of the team unable to express their potential, twenty-four year old from New York Ryan Tveter secured P5 at the end of an extremely solid run. The operation led by Maurizio Salvadori ended up second in the team competition by a large margin over the following competitors.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
"The final race of the season did not repay our efforts. The race of three of our cars was conditioned by situations that occurred during the first lap. We wanted to say goodbye at the end of an excellent championship run with a new prestigious result. I'm happy for the good performance of Ryan Tveter though, who took a solid fifth place."