FIA Formula 2 Championship, Mugello, Race Preview
September brings a double challenge in Italy for Team Trident. Just seven days after the round at the fast Monza track, the F2 cars will be running on the scenic ups and downs of Mugello. Nissany and Sato have the goal to turn the growth their growth of late in solid points.
Team Trident is ready for its third round in as many weekends at Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, lining-up at the Tuscan venue for the ninth round of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. After the second straight event in Italy, the series will conclude with events in Sochi and Al Sakhir.
For the second consecutive weekend, the cars will be running on Italian soil, for an unprecedented double challenge in the history of the series. The Tuscan circuit, famous for having hosted MotoGP for many years, has a medium-fast character featuring a long starting straight and 14 corners for a total of 5.245km. With the arrival of Formula 2 at Mugello, fans will be on the grandstands again for the first time this year, albeit with a limited capacity of 2,880 people. The Team Trident drivers want to keep showing their growth, as happened in the last few outings, to gain solid points. Roy Nissany took fifth place in qualifying at Monza but failed to make it to the top ten due to two time penalties. The Israeli driver, who had already held the lead at Spa, aims to realize the remarkable potential he has expressed so far. Marino Sato is also improving his performance and aims to secure the points zone for the first time this season. The drivers, on their return from Monza, prepared the trip to Tuscany with the utmost attention and good results are expected at Mugello.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“Roy Nissany showed very high levels of performance in the last couple of rounds at Spa and Monza, but due to specific situations, he was unable to collect actual results, which we expect to happen at Mugello. At the challenging Tuscan track, we also expect Marino Sato to confirm the clear progress he made throughout the season."
FIA Formula 3 Championship, Mugello, Race Preview
The Mugello Circuit will host the ninth and final round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship this weekend. Team Trident has the goal to end the series with a win and seal second place in the team championship.
The FIA Formula 3 Championship will line-up the ninth and final round of the season this weekend at Mugello, and the Italian track will be a great decider with the driver title yet to be decided. Team Trident has a very well-defined goal for the second Italian round in seven days. The Milan-based outfit aims to end up as a runner-up in the team ranking, a position that is currently held by Team Trident by 13.5 points over its most direct rival. In the first eight races of the season, the team scored two wins and five podiums with David Beckmann, and one win and three podiums with Lirim Zendeli. Olli Caldwell achieved his best result of the year with a fifth-place finish at Spielberg. The drivers hope to help Team Trident to end the season with another success. Beckmann is targeting the third position in the driver ranking, while Lirim Zendeli is aiming for a second win of the season that would bring him closer to the top-five in the points. The first podium of the year is certainly in Caldwell's frame. The British racer is returning to excellent levels of performance and left Monza with a spectacular comeback delivered in race 2. The event at Mugello was prepared with the utmost attention by the drivers and the technical staff, now the word goes to the demanding Tuscan track owned by Ferrari!
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“The Mugello circuit is very demanding, and many drivers don't know it well. It will not be easy to quickly understand its secrets and find the right pace, since all the corners are connected: making a mistake means paying the price for the error for a long time. We have very well-defined goals for the final round of the season. We want to keep the second position in the team ranking and get as high as possible in the driver competition. In addition, ending the season with a win would be the best!”
The FIA Formula 2 Championship will start on Friday at 12:55 for the first free practice session at Mugello. Qualifying is set to start later the same day at 17.00. The Feature Race will take place on Saturday at 16.45, while the Sprint Race is set for Sunday at 11.10 AM. The FIA Formula 3 Championship will be on-track for the first time on Friday at 9.35 AM for Practice, with qualifying starting later in the day at 14:05. Race 1 will be on Saturday at 10.25 AM with Race 1, followed by Race 2 on Sunday at 9.45 AM. Once again, all the action will be covered live by Sky Sports F1 network.