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FIA F.2 Championship, Hungaroring, Sprint Race Report 

FIA F.2 Championship, Hungaroring, Sprint Race Report 

Sprint Race ends with no points in Hungary

 The Trident Motorsport drivers had a tough day on Hungarian soil in the opening race of round 10. Calan Williams and Richard Verschoor did not impress and missed the points zone. The Dutchman, whose car's tub was replaced, set the fastest lap of the race.

 The FIA Formula 2 Championship kicked off its tenth round of the season on the Grand Prix track located outside Budapest, as Race 1 went underway in dry weather after rain fell in the early afternoon. In the qualifying session, the Trident Motorsport drivers did not find the right chemistry with the track. Richard Verschoor set the 14th fastest lap time, while Calan Williams took P18. 


The Dutchman, who had the tub of his car replaced after a fire started to break out at the end of the feature race at Le Castellet, gained some spots at the start. He moved up to P10, which he held for several laps. In the middle part of the race, the 21-year-old had a drop in terms of pace, and the drop progressively continued until, with a few kilometers to go, he returned back to the pit lane. Once back on track, Verschoor finished in P16 after setting the fastest lap of the race. Calan Williams had a solid drive and showed a consistent race pace which laid foundations for his 11th place. In the final stages, the Australian experienced tyre degradation issues, and his pace started suffering from it. 


In tomorrow's Feature Race, scheduled for 11:35 AM local time, a few hours before the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Trident Motorsport driver will have a better chance of recovering thanks to the strategic opportunities offered by the main race, which includes tyre changes. Verschoor will start from the seventh row, while Williams will take off from row 9. It will be key for the team’s technical staff and drivers to plan an effective comeback race. 


Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Sprint Race quote

“Today we saw a very linear race. We had a long train of cars that only started to battle in the final laps when some drivers experienced tire degradation problems affecting their pace. The results that our drivers got in qualifying affected the final outcome of their race, especially on a track like Hungaroring where it is never easy to recover. Williams finished in P11 after making a solid comeback and suffering from degradation problems in the closing stages. Richard Verschoor, whose tub was changed after the Le Castellet race, finished in P16 after coming back to the pit lane and setting the fastest lap of the race."