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FIA F.2 Championship, Budapest, Feature Race Report 

FIA F.2 Championship, Budapest, Feature Race Report 

Trident Motorsport claims points finish with Richard Verschoor

 

Trident Motorsport secured a positive eighth place in the Feature Race held by the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Budapest, while Calan Williams ended up away from the points zone.

 

Lining up for the Feature Race that wrapped up round 10 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season at the Hungaroring, Trident Motorsport secured a points zone finish with 21-year-old Dutchman Richard Verschoor, who capped a great comeback race with eighth place. Verschoor started from P14 on the grid but made the difference in the very early stages when he quickly jumped to P10 place. From that point on, he made no mistakes and successfully carried out the strategy planned by the Trident Motorsport technical staff. He started the Feature Race with Prime tyres and then went to the attack with Options in the closing stages. After making the mandatory tyre change on lap 26, Verschoor completed his task for the day and climbed up to eighth place overall. By doing so, he interrupted a drought that started after his sixth-place finish in the Sprint Race at Red Bull Ring. Verschoor had started the weekend with a new tub which was installed after a starting fire at Circuit Paul Ricard. On the other hand, 21-year-old Australian Calan Williams, who started from P18 on the grid and ended up in P17, could not put the points zone in his sights. For Williams, the team chose to start on Options, then switch to Primes. The FIA Formula 2 Championship will now take a four-week break. The next round of the season is scheduled at the Ardennes track of Spa-Francorchamps on the last weekend of August. 

  

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Feature Race quote

"We are delighted to have gone back to the points zone and to enter the summer break with an improved situation in standings, which have been stationary since the Spielberg race. Today we had a good race with Verschoor, who recovered from P14 on the starting grid to P8 thanks to a good strategy call and a race run at a consistent pace without making the slightest mistake. Williams could not reach the points zone due to his position on the starting grid. However, the Australian driver put up a good race pace at times. The team will now take a well-deserved break, after competing in four races in the month of July, to get re-energized and motivated for the next round at Spa Francorchamps."