Trident Motorsport almost takes podium finish with Richard Verschoor
The FIA Formula 2 Championship signed off its Belgian weekend today at Spa-Francorchamp and Trident Motorsport once again secured a spot in the points zone with 21-year-old Dutch driver Richard Verschoor, who capped a comeback race with fourth place. Verschoor started from seventh on the grid and took perfect advantage from the strategy of starting with Prime compounds, switching to Options in the final laps. With the softer compound and a lighter car, he kept a relentless pace and made several overtakes to finish close to the podium in an excellently run. In this part of the season, he is finding a remarkable consistency, which results in the many points finishes.
On lap 17, Verschoor came in for the pitstop, which was excellently carried out by the team’s mechanics. He then went on to a superb comeback on the closing part of the race. Australian Calan Williams faced tough luck as he was forced to change his strategy by a puncture. He had to pit early for Options, and the Perth native had to manage them until the end. As a result, he finished far from the points zone in P16. Now the series will take only a few days off. The 12th round of the season will be at the Dutch track of Zandvoort, where Verschoor will race in front of his home crowd.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Feature Race quote
"We leave Spa-Francorchamps with a positive fourth place, achieved by Richard Verschoor thanks to a brilliant strategy and the excellent pace. He made no mistakes and racked up an impressive series of overtakes in the final stages. The team's speed in making the tire change was also highly impressive. For Verschoor, this was his third consecutive points finish, which allow him and the team to make strides in their respective championship standings. A puncture, on the other hand, negatively affected Calan Williams, who could not fight for points and finished in P16.”